Trail Closure Alert – The Lehigh Canal Towpath Trail is completely closed, between the Mansion House Pedestrian Bridge in Jim Thorpe to the Weissport Canal Parking Area.

Two wooden bridges have been removed and will be replaced by concrete spillways, eliminating the need for the short bridges. Construction is expected to be completed near the end of June, and the re-opening will be widely announced when possible. Please make no attempt to walk or ride up to, or through, the construction zones – it is impassable. Thank you for your cooperation, as we all await the re-opening of the trail!

The Lehighton Outdoor Center now runs shuttles downstream, to the Slatington Trailhead (a 10-mile ride) and the Cementon Trailhead (a 20-mile ride). These are beautiful sections of the trail, nearly devoid of traffic, with only several crossing of roadways… Call us for more explanation if needed! 610-377-1230


The D&L Trail (officially called the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor) is one of the most-popular rides in the Pennsylvania. Come enjoy the timeless beauty of this place we call home… surrounded by lakes, rivers, canals, river gorges, and bridges to memorable places. This area is filled with beauty best seen on a bicycle.

The Lehighton Outdoor Center (LOC) is nestled right on the Lehighton Spur of the Trail – making exploring a breeze!

Choose a weekend or a weekday, call us at (610) 377-1230, and we’ll help you build a day full of two-wheeled memories. We have an excellent selection of high-quality, well-maintained SPECIALIZED bicycles ready for you to rent.

Bikes for D&L Trail

Daily Rate: $29.95
2-Day Rental Rate: $55.00
Weekly Rate: $175.00

Mountain Bikes

Daily Rate: $29.95
2-Day Rental Rate: $55.00
Weekly Rate: $175.00

Kids Bikes

Daily Rate: $27.95
2-Day Rental Rate: $55.00
Weekly Rate: $175.00


Daily Rate: $59.95

Subject to Availability

  • We offer adult bikes, kids bikes, Trail-a-Bikes, and two-wheeled trailers we call Cabooses.
  • All of our rentals include a helmet, a bottle of water, and the best insider information on local riding spots that you’ll find anywhere.
  • We also have all of the gear that you may need for a fantastic ride, including cycling jackets, shorts, water bottles, accessories, and much more.

Contact us to schedule your bike rental today.

Call our friendly Adventure Specialists at 610-377-1230 to reserve your bike for your chosen day of adventure

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A Better Way to Visit Jim Thorpe, PA

Avoid traffic, hassles, delays, and headaches of trying to get into Jim Thorpe

  1. Park for Free at LOC
  2. Rent one of our Specialized Bikes (we even provide bike locks and cable)
  3. Ride on the D&L Trail along the beautiful Lehigh Canal 5 miles to Jim Thorpe, PA
  4. Enjoy more time on exploring on your bike!

Where Do We Go from Here?

Check out our most popular rides, all of them originating from the Lehighton Outdoor Center, located right on the Lehighton Spur of the D&L Trail


Check out three of our most popular rides. You determine just how far and for how long you want to ride. This is our Out and Back Ride.

  • Park at Lehighton Outdoor Center for free!
  • Rent one of our Specialized bikes or bring your own.
  • Leave from the LOC and ride as long as you want
  • When you are ready, turn around and come back home.
Ride/Trail NameRide DistanceApprox Ride TimeDifficultySurfaceRide Notes
Lehigh Gorge State Park Ride ***VariesVariesEasyPavedRide from our LOC, then north along the Lehigh Canal, through the charming town of Jim Thorpe, and travel along the Lehigh River as far as you want to ride!
Switchback Trail Ride ***VariesVariesEasyPavedRide from out LOC, north along the Lehigh Canal, into Jim Thorpe, then ride up through town to the head of the Switchback Trail, along Mauch Chunk Creek and Mauch Chunk Lake Park.
The D&L Trail Ride Downstream ***VariesVariesEasyPavedRide along the Lehigh River, through Bowmanstown, past the amazing Lehigh Gap Nature Center, through Slatington, Treichler’s, and all the way to the town of Cementon if you wish.


Each of these rides originates from the Lehighton Outdoor Center.

  • Park for free in our spacious parking lot.
  • Rent one of our Specialized bikes or bring your own.
  • Pick your ride and hit the path.
  • All “Ride Time” estimates are time spent on the bike. They do not include the time you spend for stopping to enjoy the beautiful landscape, resting, hiking, or any other breaks you take along the way.
Ride/Trail NameApprox Round Trip DistanceApprox Ride TimeDifficultySurfaceRide Notes
Riverview Park, Bowmanstown Boat Launch & Back11 Miles2 hoursEasy
Lehigh Gap Nature Center & Back16 Miles2 hours, 30 minEasyOne of our three most popular rides!
Cove Road Trail Head Treichler’s Bridge & Back30 Miles4 hoursDifficult
Cementon Trail Head & Back39 Miles5 hoursDifficult
Altitude Adjustment13 Miles2 hr, 20 minDifficult Starting at the LOC this loop ride includes the D&L Trail, Bobolink Trail, and upper LNE Trail returning to The LOC. There is a steep climb and descent on this ride. There is also an overlook above the Lehigh Gap.
Slate Belt Tour26 Miles3 hr, 40 minModerateStarting at the LOC this ride includes the D&L Trail to Slatington and the Slate Heritage Trail then return to the LOC. Along this ride is Bedbug Cave and a covered bridge

Questions? Call Us! Our Adventure Specialists in the Biking Department are friendly and fun humans. We are ready for you! (610) 377-1230.


Check out our Bike Shuttle services. Whether you want to bring your own or rent a bike from us, we can get you to several great spots along the D&L Trail. We drop you off and you simply ride back to the LOC, where you parked your care for free!