Explore the most popular trails near Allentown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Warmer than I expected, especially in the sun.

running
icy
snow
3 days ago

Shorter run today due to all the ice, didn’t attempt hills due to not wanting to slip and fall. Also, didn’t have gloves and fingers were giving me grief.

running
muddy
snow
6 days ago

Good trail, though not very clearly marked. Enjoyable.

hiking
muddy
25 days ago

A nicely maintained trail with some easy to low moderate inclines which I appreciated!

One of my favorite walks in the Lehigh Valley. I love doing the entire loop of the park when I have time. To do the whole entire thing will take you around 2 hours. Love that the creek runs along the path the entire way. Very easy walk and super scenic.

hiking
2 months ago

A very easy, scenic hike! The trail is mostly flat and runs alongside the river. We made the whole 6 mile loop with our 8 year old son in early November in about 3.5 hours, but if you get tired, you can easily cut it short by crossing one of the several bridges along the way and walking the opposite direction. The trout hatchery at the southern end of the loop was a pleasant surprise. There is also a section of the trail that they call the “Planet Walk”, where they’ve placed signs with the name of the planets in distances relative to each other in the solar system. Our son, who is also a science buff, had a blast! We also spotted many birds, eagles, and even a deer! I highly recommend this trail to anyone looking for an easy, pleasant hike.

The main trails are very well maintained. There are gentle ups and downs, some roots and rocks, and a lovely little creek. The various loops give you good options and combos for either a short or long hike. The first few times I tried to take some of the side trails and got completely bogged down and ensnared by the brush. So the side trails have been let go and aren’t worth exploring, but the main trails are really pretty. With the leaves off the trees you can see the urban landscape below (the train, river, buildings) but it’s not bad.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Great trail! BUT...if you have a high prey-drive dog (I have a rescue husky who has been with me two weeks...) be prepared with good shoes, and expect a slow hike! Chipmunks, and squirrels, and foxes...

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

Excellent place to run or jog, among the best places in the Lehigh Valley. Gorgeous landscape, some rolling hills, and diverse terrains. Water fountains are located on the loop. If you are using the latest Apple Watch running app with GPS be aware that it may not be accurate here possibly because of the trees. It measured 7.2 miles for one loop instead of the 6.1 it says on this site and then 14.4 for two loops Weirdly wrong by the exact same amount both times so it was not a fluke.

Great walking trail, beautiful park, very nice people! I don’t recommend you bringing a skittish dog with you. Between the Police Academy gun range and traffic noise it is a bit like 4th of July all the time and my sweet scarify pup did not dig it. If I went on my own,would rate it a 5star!

Bro, first trail I've completed on a mountain bike... wow! Thumbs up. Definitely coming again, I can do this loop like 5 times!!! I thought it was plain but actually has some descent climb and some rough/rocky areas. Some dogs, some people, some fishing and other exercising... Saw a deer closest I've ever been- and I lived in the poconos!

A hidden gem! Beautiful, easy, walking path. Saw a Huron, deer, ducks, butterflies and squirrels. Lovely river views and even a red, historical covered bridge. Being from out of state, I was happy to find a safe and enchanting place right n Allentown!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Use this trail frequently for running and biking. See deer and fox regularly, easy to break up into different distances.

hiking
bugs
rocky
5 months ago

The route, challenge level, and scenery of this hike was a solid 5. My only complaint is the loose gravel for hiking/ trail running purposes; its a real ankle twister, but it also serves as a great mountain bike trail and is likely better suites for that. The bonus additions include the hillside views where the trail crests the top and edges along residential breaks. For the history lovers, There are some really interesting graveyards representing the cultural mesh that Bethlehem became after European establishment in 1741. While I found no markers for the original indigenous residents, there remain some very European markers around the Dodson Street Park area. Enjoy the trail. Its a workout.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

First time here for a run/hike and I will go back. Pretty technical from a trail run standpoint. Did not even know these trails were up there. Seem to be more popular with the mountain bike crowd. Will definitely go back in late fall/early winter to check it out when the leaves have fallen.

mountain biking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very peaceful.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Wonderful trail! A great place to view wildlife and get some good exercise in. Very well-marked and maintained. :)

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 months ago

great hike! people were clearing out the overgrowth as I was hiking. well maintained.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

It was actually a pretty stellar and moderate trail. I will say that certain parts were certainly a bit overgrown but I had no problem telling where the trail was. I think those buts actually make it more fun. I do wish it had a rock scramble but there’s plenty of small obstacles (due to it also being a mountain biking bath) that it stays pretty fresh throughout. In addition I loved some of the bugs and flowers I had seen. Bring lots of water and be sure to snack adequately with electrolytes in mind. You’ll be sweating a ton due to the length and rigor. I would certainly do this trail again.

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