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Trail Section: Black Diamond – White Haven

Status: Complete, open and improved

Distance: 9.8

Please exercise extreme caution when crossing Middleburg Road. We suggest wearing orange during hunting season due to State Game Lands adjacent to the trail through this section. Please see the PDF maps below for obstruction detour information.

Part of the locally known Black Diamond Section, this trail section passes ponds, bogs and towering trees providing a good wildlife viewing section. Approximately 9 miles from Black Diamond Trailhead going south is improved trail. The final distance is a little more rough surface.

Middleburg Road Detour

Southbound: 1. From D&L Trail cautiously cross Middleburg Road and make a left, 2. Continue North on Middleburg road and cross railway, 3. Immediately after railway turn right onto the D&L Trail and continue South

Northbound: 1. From D&L Trail cautiously cross Middleburg Road and make a left, 2. Continue South on Middleburg road and cross railway, 3. Turn right onto the D&L Trail about 400 feet after railway and continue North

Things to Do

1

Francis E. Walter Dam

The Francis E. Walter Dam has a boat launch area (no ramp), and there is a 10 hp limit. Swimming is not permitted. Picnicking, hiking and fishing are available, as is hunting, in season, on adjacent Pennsylvania Game Commission lands.... More

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2

Lehigh Gorge State Park

The 4,548-acre park follows the Lehigh River from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Francis E. Walter Dam to the north, to Jim Thorpe at the southern end. It is a designated state scenic river and the lure for many... More

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3

Nescopeck State Park

Bordered on the south by the steeply rising Mount Yeager and on the north by Nescopeck Mountain, Nescopeck State Park encompasses 3,550 acres in Butler and Dennison Townships in Luzerne County. Special emphasis is placed on the education and interpretation... More

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