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Beautiful easy trail to walk. We took the 6 mile walk today.

Great family-oriented trail! Many diverse activities and tons of sun! surprise fish hachery about halfway!

nice trail but some of it is in the road unless you want to go off trail for a few hundred feet.

For a city park, Lehigh parkway is as beautiful as it gets. Lots of good trails for walking, jogging, or biking, and a few hiking trails that go off into the woods as well. As a kid growing up in that area I used to bike from one end of the parkway-- near MLK Drive-- to the fish hatchery at the other end, and beyond that to the hidden bike park behind the nearby middle school. Could spend all day exploring this park and the areas around it

7 months ago

Hike straight out about 200 yards between and under 2-3 transmission towers till you come to an impressive size boulder...unfortunately covered with unimpressive graffiti. Then move on to another park.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

nothing to see in the summer. boring

Friday, June 16, 2017

My favorite local run ... pick your distance.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I grew up in Allentown and this is the first time I made it here. I can't believe what I have missed!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Walked about 1.5 miles today with a bad foot. Loved the sounds of birds and airplanes taking off from Queen City Airport. Looking forward to more walks in the parkway!!

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

It's a very short and easy hike, go left around the fence to get to the rocks! The rocks are massive, worth it if you are a local. Maybe not worth a long drive to get there, but if you have nothing else to do it's worth it. Spend about an hour there

rock climbing
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Very quick but very neat grafittied large boulders to climb which made it fun. In the winter you have a great view of the valley since no leaves block the view.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Didn't find much trail but some cool boulders

trail running
Monday, February 13, 2017

Awesome place to run or do a variety of family activities. There's not much elevation for a real hike in the woods, but it's exceptional in every other aspect. You almost forget you're in Allentown. Except sometimes the smell of sewage will smack you in the face near the j pipes. Oh, and they mowed down 2-3 acres of trees a few years ago. Also, the bathrooms are kind of rapey. Still in Allentown.

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

This is one of my favorite go to hikes that with its numerous cross-overs you can tailor to your exact duration. I normally do the 5 mile, but look forward to going back in the spring/summer/fall and doing the longer stretch. And the stream is so tempting, I'm definitely going to fly fish it in the summer.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Gorgeous scenery!

trail running
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Allentown has done a terrific job maintaining the gem of Lehigh Valley Parks. The wall collapse was repaired with meticulous detail, the water smell issues have been eliminated, and the Lights in the Parkway are back and better than ever for 2016. Lucky to live here!

Monday, September 26, 2016

decent trail, don't care for the horse poop or the sewer smell from time to time

rock climbing
Friday, July 01, 2016

Fun kids it was fun to climb the rocks but the actual hike was around a fenced off area :(

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fun for me and my daughter. We love looking at he graffiti and seeing how the art hanged as more people visit. Be sure to check out the rave cave!! ✌

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

I love this place!!!!

on Bauer Rock

walking
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sad. Was hoping for a nice view. Got beautiful rocks covered in graffiti.

hiking
Saturday, September 27, 2014

The best Allentown trail. So much to do and see. it is also very well maintained. This place is only a mile from center city and offers do much. Fly fishing, disc golf, biking, exercise spots and tons of wild life. Great place to go after work with your family.

trail running
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This is a very easy walking trail, but be aware that there are a couple of very smelly areas near the water that always smell like raw sewage.

walking
Monday, July 14, 2014

Not really a "Trail", more a path to some large boulders overlooking a valley. Lots of graffiti and generally dirty with trash and drug paraphernalia scattered around.

As an FYI, you have to walk into the woods from the parking area, to the left of a fenced area. Not clearly marked when I was there.

hiking
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This would indeed be a family friendly trail; very serene. I completed it with ease with a jogging stroller so no major dips/damage to trail/not too steep. This trail is very clean and maintained & in the early AM of the weekday it has adult travelers (obviously) but very peaceful. There were trout fisherman by the river & quite a few gave hellos- nice atmosphere to jog/run.

hiking
Thursday, August 15, 2013

One of my favorite places to run and walk my dogs! Very peaceful and tends to be a lot of joggers on it so a safer trail to be.

hiking
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Family friendly, but I enjoyed the solitude and natural beauty of the walking path .

hiking
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This is my favorite place to walk I love it there it is so fun my mom takes me there we have a fun time its dog friendly you can ride bikes

hiking
9 days ago

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