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Biking at Lehigh Gorge State Park

26 miles of trail

Bike on the Lehigh Gorge Trail -- which follows 26 miles of the Delaware and Lehigh (D&L) Trail, the foundation of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor -- within the park.

Wide tires are recommended. Bicycle rentals and shuttle service are available throughout the area.

The trail is shared by hikers, bikers, and other users.

Planning for Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail:

  • A Lehigh Gorge State Park Map (PDF) may be picked up at the Hickory Run State Park Visitor Center and Office or seasonally is stocked at park access areas.

  • Since Lehigh Gorge is a linear park, access points are far apart. Plan to shuttle or return to where you started. Keep in mind that there is a 2 percent uphill grade as you travel north.

  • Potable water is available seasonally at the Rockport Access Area.

  • Restrooms are at Rockport and Glen Onoko access areas. A non-flush restroom is at the White Haven access area.

  • The gorge is a natural area that possesses natural hazards like steep and treacherous terrain and fast-moving water. You are responsible for your safety and that of your family.

  • Respect other trail users, including wildlife, that you may encounter by giving them space. For other trail users, remember to:

    • Keep right except to pass
    • Announce passing to other users -- pass with caution
    • Move off the trail when stopped
    • Yield to law enforcement, maintenance, and emergency vehicles

Biking Rules and Regulations

Pennsylvania state law requires all bicyclists under the age of 12 to wear an approved helmet.

All traditional bicycles (bikes) and electric bicycles (e-bikes) are permitted on state park roads and any trails designated for biking or mountain biking.

Biking is prohibited on designated hiking-only trails and any roads or trails marked as prohibited for bikes.

All riders are required to maintain safe speeds at all times and comply with recommended and/or posted speed limits.

E-bikes must follow all e-bike uidelines.

Prepare for Safe Ride

  • For every adventure, even on trails less than a mile -- Always carry water, a park map, and wear appropriate footwear. Cell phones are unreliable in the forest and are not an alternative to a paper map.

  • For longer adventures -- Pack high-energy snacks, more water, and layers for changing weather conditions. Stay well fueled and hydrated for a more enjoyable experience.

  • Before embarking on your next adventure, consider:

    • Trail length, trail difficulty, and fitness level of your group -- On the park map, most trail lengths are one-way. Double the trail length to return to the starting location.
    • Weather forecast -- Be aware of possible upcoming weather and pack accordingly.
    • Time of day -- The park closes at sunset. Plan to leave the park well before sunset.
    • Have a plan B -- Be flexible! Sometimes changing to a better day or a different trail results in a safer experience.

Biking Resources

Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Map

Pocono Mountains Biking Opportunities

Leave No Trace Tips for Mountain Biking