On Independence Day my husband Dave and I biked the Lehigh River Gorge Bike Trail .
The 25 mile trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor along the Lehigh River , from Jim Thorpe to the town of White Haven, PA.
We took a shuttle bus from Jim Thorpe to the top of the gorge in White Haven and rode the trail 25 miles back to town.
It’s a 2% downhill grade which is really just saying that it isn’t uphill, you have to pedal the whole way, there is no coasting.
I am fairly new to biking, I bike 6 miles a day sometimes 8-10 on the weekend.
I was ready to collapse after 25 miles and I was all proud of myself for being such a trooper until I read this post.
They biked the entire length AND BACK (!!)– 50 miles.
I was pretty impressed with their trip and would like to do that sometime.
Here are some photos of our trip
It was one hot day but the trail was shaded almost the whole way
and there were waterfalls every so often
that cooled the air for about 1/10 of a mile.
The Mountain Laurel were blooming
I think we saw every shade of green that there is on the trail.
It was a beautiful trail and I hope to go back soon.