The Lehigh Valley is home to many great, amazing and beautiful multi-use trails. People are always asking, “How can I find them?”
The most complete and up-to-date trail map of the Lehigh Valley is Google Maps with the “Bicycling” layer turned on in the upper left corner (click on the three horizontal lines).
Also, try a great trail finder and trail information at Traillink.com (type in your town, state).
Resources for Lehigh Valley trails:
Delaware and Lehigh Canal Trail – 165 miles from Bristol to Scranton. Passes through Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown. Surface varies from pavement to smooth hardpack to roots and rocks here and there. Definitely an epic trail for scenery and connecting communities with very few road crossings. Some missing links are still being connected from Allentown to Northampton, and Lehighton to Jim Thorpe.
Saucon Rail Trail – 7 miles, Hellertown to Coopersburg. Future extension in progress to Quakertown and Bethlehem
South Bethlehem Greenway – 2 miles from South New Street to Lynn Street. Paved with future plans to connect to Hellertown.
Monocacy Way Trail – 2.6 miles from downtown Bethlehem to Illick’s Mill Park. Great walking trail (less suitable for bicycling), passes through Burnside Plantation.
Palmer Township Bike Path – 15 miles from Easton to Bethlehem Township to Tatamy. A paved rail trail, flat except for a 2 mile uphill from Route 33 Boat Access to Freemansburg Ave.
Stockertown/Plainfield Twp Trail – 9 miles from Stockertown to Pen Argyl. A smooth, shaded and super scenic trail along the Little Bushkill Creek. Rough surface the last mile north of Grand Central Road
Nor-Bath Trail – 5 miles from Northampton to Bath. Beautiful scenery running through a tree line amidst farm fields not yet developed. Paved.
Ironton Rail Trail – 9 miles from Coplay to North Whitehall Township. Some paved, some cinder. Great scenery and mostly flat terrain.
Karl Stirner Arts Trail – 2 miles from downtown Easton to 13th Street. A paved trail along the Bushkill Creek. Numerous sculptures are popping up, as well as a dog park in the middle.
Wilson Boro Bike Path – 1 mile path from Easton High School to Hackett Park. Paved.
Perkiomen Trail – 20 miles from Green Lane to Valley Forge.