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Lehigh Gorge

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Old RR track, 25 miles one direction bewteen Jim thorpe and WhiteHeaven, gravel path whith 1 degree downhill grade. There are some little paths off to the side but i don't know where they go. Suggest taking 2 cars and parking one at the end then drive to the beginning and come back for the beginning car when done.
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Latitude
41.37680856570233
Longitude
-75.849609375
Trail Directions
Ne extension to jim thorpe exit , then take US209 west to Lehigh Gorge State Park
Trail Length
25 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Jim Thorpe
   


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Review Date
August 9, 2012

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: spk 1264 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
rode this trail august 7 2012, In my opinion theres not much to do except pedal. The scenery is nice, but dont expect to see much wildlife. I think all the trail use keeps the critters away, its a noisy ride unlike a quiet dirt path. There are a few nice spots to enjoy the view . Would be a nice ride to do with a girl (date), but with the guys I,d rather ride on one of the many single tracks in the area. Took a few hours and we had the shuttle drop us off at the top and did the twenty five miles down, its a 2% downhill grade. Its just a scenic ride, nothing more.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the single trac between the canal and river was a blast. the blue mountain bike shop told us the other spots to ride, ask them for directions, they are tight and navigating thru the rocks aint bad ridng



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Review Date
April 25, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Trailcarver ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great endurance training ride if you park at the Glen Onoko Access area and go the 21.5 miles north to White Haven. It's a gentle uphill the entire way. Then take it back down and you have a nice 43 mile endurance ride. Do it at pace and your legs will feel it. Using it for early season training before the summer walkers get out is best. Views are great and there's plenty of places to stop and take in the sights. Lots of nice little waterfalls too.



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Review Date
October 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DKMYERS ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
very flat and scenic. waterfalls act as air conditioners on a hot day. not many difficult trails. if you have kids or dont ride much its a great place if in the area. most people park at glen onako falls(bottom) and take buses to multiple spots along the trail depending on how far you want to ride. i started riding from the bottom and took it all the way up and back. totaled about 45 miles. little to easy for me, but worth it at least once.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
too many



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Review Date
June 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: JJFenner ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The gorge is an old torn up railroad bed that stretches 25 miles. The views are nice, however it is completly flat- it is a good girlfriend or familty ride if you guys just want something to do. I do it for time or i'll just take my girlfriend for a spin. It is gravel and pretty much out in the open so bring your water, lunch, and some sun block. The trail is usually pretty busy on nice days, but its wide, so there is nothing to worry about. Overall its a nice day out if you just want to ride something flat and easy.

Recommended Route:
unless you live close, just do all 50 miles, you wont have to worry about running cars around or getting a ride. It will take a few hours to do and i wouldn't recommend taking a small child, out of shape rider, or someone who annoys you/complains alot b/c its a long ride and you gotta keep moving sometimes. The ride itself is really easy, but it is 50 miles.



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spk1264 (08/26/2012)
great review
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Review Date
December 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: elcheapo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode this trail with my girlfriend while on vacation in the summer of 03. It is a rail trail, so don't expect much in the way of excitement. Neverthless, it is a beautiful area with many plces to stop and enjoy the scenery. Great for a nice recreational ride.

Recommended Route:
Being from out of the area we had a local bike business drop us at the beginning and pick us up at the end. DON'T DO THIS. For for the money they charge you can find your own place to park, enjoy the ride, and take your girlfriend out for dinner after.



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