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


One-way Shuttle Service to Your Favorite Trailhead!

Biking along the D&L Train has never been easier. Lehighton Outdoor Center (LOC), offers one-way shuttle service to the several points along the D&L trail. Park for free in our spacious parking lot. Hop on the shuttle and we will drop you off at the appropriate mile marker on the D&L trail. All you have to do is to ride back to the LOC, located at marker 101.

Explore the D&L Trail and see for yourself beautiful rivers and streams, waterfalls, scenic overlooks, mountains, foliage, and more. Choose from 6 different rides of varying lengths, difficulty, surfaces and scenery.

  • Park for Free at the LOC – we have plenty of room and all-day free parking
  • All shuttles leave from the LOC — 123 Lehigh Dr, Lehighton, PA 18235
  • Choose from 6 different rides
    • Lengths of 10, 13, 15, 20, 25 and 34 miles
    • Varying degrees of difficulty
    • Choose your surface: paved trail, compacted dirt & gravel, or a combination of the two
    • Our trail guides are available to help you pick the best ride for you and your group
  • Don’t have your own bike? LOC has a great selection of SPECIALIZED rental bikes including trail, hybrids, and electric bikes. Click Here for Bike Rentals

2024 Shuttle Rates

  • Shuttle $23.95 per person.
  • As of May 1 Shuttles operate every day, please call in advance to confirm the timing and location 610-377-1230


2024 Shuttle Rides

(all rides end back at the LOC parking lot – Mile 101)

TrailheadDistance from start to LOCApprox Ride TimeDifficultySurfaceTrail Notes
Slatington10 miles2 hoursEasy flat trailWell-prepared gravel bike pathRide back to the LOC with the Lehigh River on your right the whole way… along several miles of views of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center lands
Switchback (Summit Hill)13 miles3-3.5 hoursEasy to moderate skill level neededThe first half is smooth with rocky sections Pavement throughtown , then gravel path back to the LOCThis ride has everything easy mountain-bike feel, downhill, an ice-cream stop, a beautiful bridge over the Lehigh, then ride the canal path back to the LOC.
RockPort (Lehigh Gorge State Park)21 miles4-5 hours with stopsEasy rideNice dirt bike path, ½ mile of pavement, then gravel pathSuper easy sandy bike trail through the amazing Lehigh River Gorge State Park, ending with a ride along 4 miles of canal!
Cementon20 miles20 3-4 hours with stopsEasy, flat ride with minimal road crossingsHigh-quality prepared gravel bike pathThe Lehigh River is always close to your right-side view, with food vendors and a pizzeria at the mid-point in Slatington
White Haven (Lehigh Gorge State Park)4-5 hours, with scenery stopsEasy rideNice dirt bike pathThis ride gives the cyclist the full-on scenic beauty of the entire Lehigh River Gorge
Glen Summit41 miles6-7 hoursIncredibly scenic, easy ride, just longer!Well-built gravel bike pathGlen Summit to White Haven is a scenic, slightly steeper ride through woods, and past lakes and ponds. White Haven to the LOC is along the Lehigh River and Canal

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