Historic Adventure Package: Rafting & Hiking

Experience the best of Amazing Jim Thorpe: 2-day adventure through History!

Both out on the river AND in the woods, whenever you're near Jim Thorpe, you're doing something historic.  Here's a two-day tour that touches three of the major historical factors in this amazing area: coal, canals and railroads.  Learn about these things while on a great hike with your JTX guide in the hills just outside the historic town.  Starting on a really old path, we'll enjoy a mountain stream from the Switchback Rail-Trail, then get some good exercise as we climb to a mountain ridge.  Across the ferny mountain top, we'll be on the lookout for bears, before descending to a surprise at the bottom of the mountain and our return down the historic old railway.   If there's time, your JTX guide will also tell you historic stories about your next days' adventure: a rafting trip down the beautiful and exciting Lehigh River at the whitewater level you choose (see below) with our friends at Whitewater Rafting Adventures.  These two outings make a great 2-day historic adventure package deal - spend some time enjoying the area by staying overnight in between the adventures!

Package Includes:  Hiking- Guide, stories & snacks; Rafting- equipment (raft, paddle, life jacket, waterproof lunch container), rafting guides, parking, shuttle to and from the river.

Whitewater Rafting & Hiking- $95.00 per person; available certain weekends; ages 10 and up; 12 miles of class 2-3 whitewater; 4+ hours on river; 3-4 hour hike

EZ Whitewater Rafting & Hiking – Adult: $83.00, Child: $69.00; available certain weekends; ages 8 and up; 10 miles of class 1-2 whitewater; 4 hours on river; 3-4 hour hike

Family Float Rafting & Hiking – Adult: $71.00, Child 12-14: $60.00; available daily; 8 miles of class 1 whitewater; 3+ hours on river; 3-4 hour hike  ($5 surcharge to raft on summer weekend)

  • Must bring a group of 2 or more
  • Proper hiking footwear required (no sandals, flip-flops, tennis/basketball sneakers)
  • Rafting and Hiking may be able to be done in one day but we recommended this as a 2-day package
A great package for families - the kids learn during the adventure!
A peaceful view just off the historic Switchback Rail-Trail.
Descending from the mountain ridge - this hike is a good workout!
The Lehigh river provides thrilling whitewater...
And the Lehigh provides relaxing stretches to enjoy friends and views.
A wonderful way for family or group to get out on an adventure
4m hike; 8-12m rafting
$71-95/adult $60-95/child
4hrs hiking, 3-5hrs rafting

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The Jim Thorpe eXperience
37 West Broadway,
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Phone: 484.225.1209

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Tour Features

  • Moderate Tour
  • Moderate Hiking
  • Views/Vista
  • History
  • Snack Included