There is an obstruction at Catasauqua Creek. Please see the PDF maps below for pedestrian detour information. Parking for this section of trail should be limited to the Deily Coal Yard and Hanover Township Canal Park Trailheads. Cars parked in the private lot near Catasauqua Creek will be towed. This section is prone to standing water and flooding.
UPDATE – September, 2018
Catasauqua Creek Bridge – Engineering
Connecting the trail across the creek has been incorporated into PennDOT’s expansion of the Race Street Bridge across the canal. Project is expected to start in 2020.
Catasauqua to Hanover Improvement – Engineering
Lehigh County was awarded a grant from PennDOT to improve this section. Project will include replacing the bridge at the Deily Coal Yard trailhead near Race Street. Site work may begin as early as Summer 2020.
The Catasauqua Trailhead is also near a Lehigh River Water Trail access point located between the Lehigh Canal and Lehigh River. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.
Race Street Bridge Detour
Southbound: 1. From D&L Trail turn left to head North on West Union Street, 2. Turn right onto Front Street, 3. Turn Right onto Race Street, 4. Turn left onto Lehigh Street, 5. Cross Catasauqua Creek and turn right to continue on the D&L Trail South
Northbound: 1. From D&L Trail turn left onto Lehigh Street, 2. Cross Catasauqua Creek and turn right onto Race Street, 3. Turn left onto Front Street, 4. Turn right onto Union Street, 5. Turn right onto the D&L Trail and continue North.