The Lehigh Gorge Trail is a world famous day trip giving you the Best Poconos Mountain Biking Experience! It follows the beautiful Lehigh River deep inside the Lehigh Gorge State Park. It is a crushed quartz stone gravel surface, has 2-4% downhill average grade and is a world famous Rail Trail made from an old landmark railroad bed from the 1800’s. This historic, scenic, well maintained, traffic free bike riding adventure is a once in a lifetime experience of our Nation’s Birthplace, Natural Wonders, Waterfalls and Family Fun.
During Fall Foliage (September-October) the Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail is one of the best places in the world to witness the fall colors with over 127 varieties of tree species. The Poconos mountain biking is best seen from inside the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park with return/drop-off shuttles to and from Glen Summit, White Haven, Rockport, Glen Onoko and Jim Thorpe.
While mountain biking down the world famous Lehigh Gorge Trail; You will get to experience learning along the way about the old coal mining, forestry and railroad days along with great; river views, beaver ponds, scenic overlooks, high railroad trestles and unique wildlife to witness. It is the #1 searched for bike trail on www.RailstoTrails.org, (our charity partner) and is where you can read all the reviews about the trail. The Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail is also one of the “50 Best Rides in the Country” as voted by the readers and editors of Outside Magazine!
All the Lehigh Gorge Bike Trails can be ridden with or without our VIP shuttle service:
Glen Summit (Elev: 1760') to White Haven (Elev: 1150') - D&L Black Diamond Trail 10 miles (Avg. 3-4% downhill grade) and connects to Lehigh Gorge Trail in White Haven
White Haven (Elev: 1150') to Rockport (Elev: 896') - Section 1 - Lehigh Gorge Trail 10 miles (Avg. .5-1% downhill grade)
Rockport (Elev: 896') to Jim Thorpe (Elev: 550') - Section 2 - Lehigh Gorge Trail 16 miles (Avg. 2-4% downhill grade)
Combine the Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail with or without the D & L Black Diamond Trail:
Glen Summit to Jim Thorpe - 36 miles (Elevation change: 1210' vertical drop) Ultra Marathon
White Haven to Jim Thorpe - 26 miles (Elevation change: 600' vertical drop) Marathon Distance
OR, just ride the shortest section and most scenic of the Lehigh Gorge Bike Trails:
White Haven to Rockport - 10 miles (Elevation change: 250' vertical drop) Family Distance
All trails are self guided, here is a helpful link to the: Lehigh Gorge Trail Map or if you would like a guided trip check out our Guided Biking Tours page. To get more information and directions to different access points please visit the Lehigh Gorge State Park website. For comprehensive trail etiquette rules you can watch our; Bike Trail Etiquette Video or go to: www.RailstoTrails.org to learn some basic rules of the trail!
D & L Black Diamond Trail, Glen Summit to White Haven, 10 miles – This rail trail has amazing views, a beautiful lake and awesome picnicking spots where the whole family is offered a great, first, Poconos biking experience. You can ride round-trip from White Haven to Glen Summit (1-2 hours) or take a shuttle to the trail-head. Rent a bike or VIP bike shuttle for this trail now
The Upper Gorge Trail, White Haven to Rockport, 10 miles – The ride is in deep forest and covered with a foliage canopy most of the way and offers some of the best historic sites and waterfalls in the East. You can ride to Rockport and back (2-3 hours) or take the afternoon VIP shuttle service back to White Haven. Rent a bike or VIP bike shuttle for this trail now…
Lower Gorge Trail, Rockport to Jim Thorpe 15 miles – Tremendous River views, Wide Open Trail, Great wildlife and Historical Landmarks! A slightly steeper downhill grade helps with this section. Hop on a 1pm or 3pm VIP Shuttle from Jim Thorpe to Rockport (1-2 hours biking time), limited schedule, please call for availability! Rent a bike or VIP bike shuttle for this trail now…
MOST POPULAR! – Full Lehigh Gorge Trail, White Haven to Jim Thorpe 26 miles – This is not for the couch potato but easy enough for a weekend warrior to accomplish. See it all in one day, the famous Lehigh Gorge Trail. Get a VIP Shuttle up from Jim Thorpe in the morning or meet us in Jim Thorpe by 4:45pm for a VIP Shuttle back. Rent a bike or VIP bike shuttle for this trail now…
Ultra Marathon – Glen Summit to Jim Thorpe 36 miles –Not for the faint of heart. Brag to everyone you went off road for 36 miles of downhill fun! Start early in Jim Thorpe for a 9am VIP shuttle to the Glen Summit D&L Black Diamond Trailhead! Lakes AND River views, Diversified Trail, Great wildlife and Historical Landmarks! Rent a bike or VIP bike shuttle for this trail now…
D & L Black Diamond Trail crossing over Middleburg Road – Poconos Biking and Lehigh Gorge Trail Information:
The road crossing between the D&L Black Diamond Trail from Glen Summit to White Haven is at Middleburg Road. The overview map of the area we have here for you in PDF form is here: Glen Summit to White Haven Directions at Middleburg Road
Some of our activities need to be reserved well in advance and are subject to availability. For more information and to find out how to make a reservation (as the weekends can sell out quickly), you can contact us daily at: 570-899-5025 or use our contact us form. A same day booking fee of $5/person may apply to all last minute (within 24 hours) reservations at our discretion.
The most affordable bike rentals in the Poconos are found here at Pocono Bike Rental. The Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail is an awesome experience come biking with us today! Mountain Biking in the Poconos is centered in White Haven, PA, with hundreds of miles out our back doorsteps. You can also go whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking and play a round or two of Disc Golf. If you have any questions please check out our FAQ page. When you are finished be sure to leave a review on our TripAdvisor page, thanks! Pocono Bike Rentals – White Haven location is near: 322 Main Street White Haven, PA 18661
This video will explain the historical nature of the Lehigh Gorge Trail system from White Haven PA to Rockport PA. Beautifully, maintained and secured by the PA-DCNR (PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources). This restored rail trail has great history with numerous water chamber locks and remnants of the coal mining and timber industry all down the trail. The Poconos offers many options for great vista’s and this is by far the best place to enjoy your family vacation at. Pocono Bike Rental offers the most affordable pocono biking fun in the Lehigh Gorge State Park and shuttle service is available to Glen Summit, Rockport and Jim Thorpe. Stay tuned for more by subscribing to our YouTube channel!