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  • Complete, open and improved
  • Obstruction within trail section, see description
  • Planned Future linkage and trail development
  • Unimproved open, travel at your own risk


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Trail Section: Glen Onoko – Jim Thorpe

Status: Complete, open and improved

Distance: 2.2

To access the section of trail, use the Lehigh Gorge State Park – Glen Onoko Access parking or the Carbon County parking lot (paid) behind the train station in Jim Thorpe. The northern end of this section runs parallel to the Glen Onoko access road before crossing the Lehigh River on a pedestrian bridge. The southern end of this section runs through the Carbon County parking lot. Please use extreme caution when cycling or walking through the parking lot and access road. 

This section of the D&L Trail links downtown Jim Thorpe with Lehigh Gorge State Park to the north via the Nesquehoning Trestle. The towering trestle provides stunning views as it crosses the Lehigh River below. Grab coffee, snacks, lunch or a glass of wine in downtown Jim Thorpe. The Glen Onoko Trailhead and Jim Thorpe Trailhead are both also Lehigh River Water Trail access points. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.

Things to Do


Asa Packer Mansion

In 1912, Mary Packer Cummings willed her family's home and all its contents to the Borough of Mauch Chunk where it would remain as a memorial to her father and his accomplishments. At that time, the Borough was not sure... More

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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

A Butterfly Sanctuary with live indoor aviary and nature-based gift shop. Tours are available at Bear Mountain as well as educational programs and butterfly releases. It is also available for parties and special events. Enjoy the ultimate butterfly experience! Website

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Carbon County Courthouse

Carbon County (population 56,846) was created on March 13, 1843, from parts of Northampton and Monroe counties. Its name alludes to its deposits of anthracite coal. Jim Thorpe, the county seat, was originally incorporated on January 26, 1850, as the... More

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Harry Packer Mansion

Perched high atop Packer Hill, the Harry Packer Mansion sits like a sentinel overlooking the town. The mansion’s impressive facade could have been taken from a gothic novel. In fact, the Mansion was used as the model for Disney World’s... More

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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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Mauch Chunk Lake Park

Located on the outskirts of Historic Jim Thorpe, this County Park is perfect for that family getaway. While at the park you can enjoy  the 2.8 mile Mauch Chunk Lake, walk or bike the renovated 16-mile Switchback Gravity Railroad and... More

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Old Jail Museum

Wander the Old Jail's cold hallways, past Cell 17 with its mysterious handprint on the wall, under the gallows on which seven of the accused Molly Maguires were put to death, and down into the eerie dungeon. Contains 72 rooms... More

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Old Mauch Chunk Landing and Jim Thorpe Visitor Center

Built in 1888 to serve booming passenger train activity, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Landing is Carbon County's hub for special events, exhibits and rail excursions. It serves as an orientation center of the Delaware... More

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Pocono Biking

D&L Trail Friendly Business Ride with us through the beautiful Lehigh River Gorge, our most popular biking daytrip. You can rent one of our Trek bicycles by the hour or for the entire day.  This easy, downhill, trail provides traffic-free riding... More

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Pocono Whitewater

There’s something fun here at Pocono Whitewater, Biking and Skirmish for every level of adventurer! Choose your own pace…we have mild to wild dam release whitewater and family style whitewater rafting trips, over 30 miles of scenic, easy downhill rail-trail biking excursions along... More

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Switchback Railroad Trail

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... More

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The Jim Thorpe eXperience (JTX)

The Jim Thorpe eXperience, or JTX, offers guided adventures and historic/cultural tours as pre-packaged half-day to all-day outings for people who are visiting the area. Adventures include hiking, biking, kayaking, walking and snowshoeing, and most tours include a visit to... More

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The Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center

The Museum is housed in the former St. Paul's Methodist Church building in the Jim Thorpe Historic District. Constructed in 1843 of red brick with high ornate ceiling, the church is a magnificent example of Victorian ecclesiastical architecture. Mauch Chunk... More

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