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Trail Section: Seven Tubs – Mountaintop

Status: Planned Future linkage and trail development

Distance: 7

REMINDER – The Seven Tubs (MM 152.25) to Oliver Mills Crossing (MM 149.5) section is not and has never been open to the public during the construction phaseWe ask you to keep this information in mind when traveling the D&L Trail.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to North Branch Land Trust at (570) 310-1781

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UPDATED November, 2022

This trail section includes the following gaps:

Laurel Run to Oliver Mills – CONSTRUCTION

North Branch Land Trust is leading this project, which is loops from Northampton Street/Laurel Run Road around Wilkes-Barre Mountain. It will eventually connect downtown Wilkes-Barre, Seven Tubs Recreation Area, and multiple communities. The southern half of this 6-mile stretch is currently under construction with support from local partners and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The other half will be constructed with support from the PA Department of Environmental Protection and is anticipated to begin construction in Winter 2022.

Oliver Mills Pedestrian Crossing – PLANNING

D&L completed a Phase II Corridor Analysis to determine the best route to connect.

Oliver Mills to Mountain Top – ENGINEERING

The Anthracite Scenic Trails Association (ASTA) is leading this project. D&L was awarded DCNR funds to engineer and permit this section. Engineering work is underway. Funding support from the PA Department of Transportation, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development have been awarded to ASTA and Hanover Township to construct this trail section when engineering is complete.

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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 Recreation Area, a series of large pools carved by the free flowing water of Wheelbarrow Run within the Pinchot State Forest. Seven Tubs Recreation Area is accessible by a spur trail for hiking only, no bikes allowed.

Things to Do

1 Seven Tubs Nature Area in Plains Township

Seven Tubs Recreation Area

Improvements Coming Soon! On August 8, 2022 a $1.5 Million infrastructure project for the Seven Tubs Recreation Area was announced by DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. Improvements that are set to begin as soon as possible will focus on the... More

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2

Wilkes-Barre Historical District Walking Tour

Visitors who take a walking tour of Wilkes-Barre will see a wide range of architectural styles and history living on through renovated buildings and structures. From the Luzerne County Courthouse to Wilkes-Barre City Hall; from churches and synagogues to restored... More

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3

Wilkes-Barre River Common

River Common is a twenty three million dollar park, located along the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Situated to either side of the Market Street Bridge, the park is host to a 750 person amphitheater, paved... More

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