The fall foliage season is peaking right now and the air is fresh with the smell of fallen leaves during this amazing time of year. Come and rent an awesome mountain bike and tour the great Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail. It is world famous and has many miles to explore. Spectacular scenery and roaring rapids await you in the Lehigh Gorge. Remember to bring your camera for this trail. You’ll click the shutter more than a few times as you follow the Lehigh River along its rocky escarpments. A 30+ mile, crushed stone, multi-use trail is available for hiking opportunities. Several interpretive displays explain the lock system of the Lehigh Canal along the way.
Nothing signals the advent of autumn in Pennsylvania like the changing color of the state’s landscape, when entire forests transform into glittering displays of reds, yellows and purples. The mountain biking scene in PA is the best of the best in the Poconos offer beginner through expert trail riding. So take a trip to the Poconos and discover the the fall colors in PA and take a fall foliage tour on a mountain bike getting a workout at the same time.
Pocono Bike Rentals is located in White Haven, PA and the place to begin your biking adventure. It is the epicenter of all the Poconos Outdoor Mountain Activity from Whitewater Rafting to Skiing, hiking, horse back riding and so much more.
White Haven is the northern access area of the Lehigh Gorge and can be reached off Exit 273 of I-80. Follow PA 940 east, being sure to take a right turn at the stop sign in White Haven. Just after crossing the railroad tracks turn right on Main Street and after a sharp, descending left curve bear right to the state park access area.
This map to the right is of the local area and represents the Lehigh Gorge Access Points in the town of White Haven, PA and the dotted yellow line is the rail trail. Our shop is located on the North endo of town directly between the end of the Brand New Black Diamond/Glen Summit Rail Trail and the entry point to “The Gorge”.
White Haven GPS DD: Lat. 41.05365 Long. -75.7716
Rockport is the central access area and can be reached from the south by following US 209 south from Jim Thorpe to PA 93 north. After six miles, turn right onto Brenckman Drive to the town of Weatherly. Continue through Weatherly then turn right onto Lehigh Gorge Drive. Turn right onto Rockport Road. Rockport is accessible from the north from Exit 273 off I-80. Follow PA 940 west for one mile then turn left onto Lehigh Gorge Drive. At the village of Rockport, turn left onto Rockport Road.
Rockport GPS DD: Lat. 40.9667 Long. -75.7551
Driving Directions from Rockport to Glen Onoko
Leave access area on Rockport Road
0.8 mi. At stop sign, turn left onto Lehigh Gorge Drive
3.6 mi. In Weatherly, cross open grate bridge, then turn left at T-intersection
2.5 mi. At stop sign, turn left onto PA 93 S
5.9 mi. At stop sign, turn left onto US 209 N
3.0 mi. At stop light, turn left onto PA 903 N
0.4 mi. At stop sign, go straight (leaving PA 903 which bears to the right)
0.3 mi. Turn left at entrance to Lehigh Gorge State Park
1.6 mi. Enter parking area for Glen Onoko Access
Glen Onoko is the southern access area and may be reached by taking Exit 74 of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow US 209 south to Jim Thorpe. Then take PA 903 north across the river. At the stop sign, continue straight–leaving PA 903 which bears to the right. Turn left at the entrance to the park.
Glen Onoko GPS DD: Lat. 40.8835 Long. -75.75914
Driving Directions from Glen Onoko to Rockport
Leave Glen Onoko Access
1.6 mi. Turn right at stop sign
0.4 mi. At stop light, turn right onto US 209 S
2.9 mi. Turn right onto PA 93 N
6 mi. In Hudsondale, turn right onto Brenckman Drive heading towards Weatherly
2.4 mi. At stop sign, turn right, cross bridge
0.1 mi. After crossing railroad tracks, turn right
0.1 mi. At stop sign, go straight
0.3 mi. At T-intersection, turn left, then turn right at stop sign
3.2 mi. Turn right onto Rockport Road
0.8 mi. Follow Rockport Road to parking