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  • Complete, open and improved
  • Obstruction within trail section, see description
  • Planned Future linkage and trail development
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Things to Do

Switchback Railroad Trail

Things to Do

625 Lentz Trail Road Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 Get Directions

This recreation rail-trail links Jim Thorpe and Summit Hill and features a fantastic overlook on Mount Pisgah. Highlights include interpretive panels that depict what it was like to ride the historic Switchback Gravity Railroad, an old mine shaft, as well as incredible views of the Lehigh Gorge and Jim Thorpe. Along the way, Mauch Chunk Lake Park amenities include camping, fishing, swimming, boating, food and boat concessions. Bike rental and shuttle services available in downtown Jim Thorpe will drop you off at the trailhead in Summit Hill, where you can take the Switchback Trail downhill back into town.