Switchback Railroad Trail

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Lehigh Switchback Rail-Trail.

The Lehigh Switchback Rail-Trail is a rail trail in Jim Thorpe, PA.[1]

The trail surface is natural, consisting of dirt, roots, rocks, and occasional coal chunks. The trail runs downhill on the former right-of-way of the Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway from Summit Hill to Jim Thorpe. Located midway on the trail is Mauch Chunk Lake Park which provides parking for hiking & biking up and down the trail.

Several bicycle outfitters in the area provide bike rental and shuttle services to the top of Summit Hill that allows riders to enjoy a 100% downhill ride to the town of Jim Thorpe.


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