Although portions of this trail section may be passable on foot or mountain bike, this section has not been completed and improved.
UPDATED March, 2018
This trail section includes the following gaps:
Laurel Run to Oliver Mills – Engineering
North Branch Land Trust is leading this project, which is currently being engineered for permit applications. Will eventually connect downtown Wilkes-Barre, Seven Tubs Nature Area, and Laurel Run Borough
Oliver Mills Pedestrian Crossing – Engineering
D&L working with consultants on a Phase II Corridor Analysis to determine the best route to connect.
Oliver Mills to Mountain Top – Engineering
D&L was awarded DCNR funds to engineer and permit this section. Grant agreements are in process, engineering work expected to start in May 2018.
This proposed trail will travel through the wooded mountains south of the City of Wilkes-Barre. Users will find this a quiet and shady section of forested trail. The highlight of this section will be the Seven Tubs Nature Area, a series of large pools carved by the free flowing water of Wheelbarrow Run. Seven Tubs Nature Area is accessible by a spur trail for hiking only, no bikes allowed.