If you have never been on the Lehigh River Gorge to ride the old Rail Trails, this Spring and Summer is a great time to get the family out for some fun and excitement. Voted by Outside Magazine as one of the 50 Best Rides in America, the Lehigh River Gorge is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Whether you are an avid cyclist or a a beginner, the trail offers more trail options to keep you from getting in over your head.

As stated at Pocono Whitewater Rafting:

Come ride with us through the beautiful Lehigh River Gorge. This is our most popular 3 – 5 hour downhill biking daytrip. You ride along the slight downhill grade of an abandoned railroad bed and follow the river all the way through the Lehigh Gorge State Park.

As you pedal at your own pace, you will see fantastic rock formations, tumbling waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. You can picnic at one of the little picnic stops along the trail, explore the ruined locks of the former Lehigh Canal, or marvel at the Penn Haven Planes – a relic from the early railroad era. This trip begins and ends at our Adventure Center. Complete shuttle service available for your trip.

If you do not have the time or inclination to pedal the whole Lehigh River Gorge Rail Trail, try our mid-way ride. The mid-way is a pleasant 12 to 15 mile, 100% gentle downhill ride lasting approximately 2 to 4 hours.

This mid-way adventure allows you to arrive later and have a very enjoyable afternoon OR the reverse – ride in the morning and still make that evening engagement. To make it easy for you, shuttles are provided back to your car at our base.

Outdoor activities are a great way to get the family together and experience nature the way it was meant to be. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry, there are bike rentals available for any member of the family. Just don’t forget your helmets!