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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: Jim Thorpe (West) – Jim Thorpe (East)

Status: Complete, open and improved

Distance: 0.6

MODIFIED TRAIL ROUTE (near mile 106):  An enhanced and safer D&L Connector Trail was added throughout the Carbon County Lot thanks to Carbon County. 

This section connects downtown Jim Thorpe to the Weissport section of trail via a new pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh River. The bridge is one of the most impressive features on the D&L Trail. The Jim Thorpe Trailhead is also a Lehigh River Water Trail access point. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.

Thanks to the many partners, D&L members, and trail users who helped us complete the Mansion House Bridge project!


UPDATED – November, 2022

Carbon County Parking Lot – Complete 2021

The parking lot near the train station was reconfigured in 2021 in order to separate pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Mansion House Bridge – Complete June 2018

255′ bridge across the Lehigh River has been installed.

Jim Thorpe Lock 1 Retaining Wall/Trail – Complete August 2019

Project improved the D&L Trail from the Mansion House Bridge and 3/4 mile towards the existing Weissport Trail. The retaining wall is critical to making the Mansion House Bridge universally accessible.




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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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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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 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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