Aug. 5 2019 – The D&L Trail is closed at Middleburg Road due to active construction by the railroad. You cannot pass through or detour around in either direction while active construction is going on. We will update the status when construction on the trail is complete.
UPDATED – August 2019
Middleburg Road Pedestrian Crossing – Construction Phase
Construction of the trail components has begun. Trail portion will be completed after railroad improvements are made. D&L thanks PA Department of Transportation, Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad, and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for their continued cooperation on this project.
Part of the locally known Black Diamond Section, named after Anthracite coal’s nickname – “black diamonds”, 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 into White Haven is a little more rough surface.
Please exercise caution when crossing Middleburg Road. Also, we suggest wearing orange during hunting seasons due to State Game Lands adjacent to the trail through this section. Please see the PDF maps below for obstruction detour information.
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