Lehigh Gorge Trail Ride – Canals & Trains: Full Day


Transportation was the ‘gold mine’ for this area – canals and trains took coal and lumber to East Coast markets, which created enormous wealth here. This tour gives you a guided, interpretive 25-mile ride of the beautiful Lehigh Gorge trail, with a focus on the canal and railroad history of the area. Enjoy stops at historic sites, snack by the river, find great picture opportunities and finish with a tour of the amazing mansion of canal-boat-builder-turned-railroad-magnate Asa Packer. An all-day trip that gets you out into the wilderness, yet will amaze you with man’s desire and ability to dominate nature (or not!). You won’t just hear about what was accomplished in the Gorge, you’ll actually see and touch it – the JTX takes you to all the best spots!


"[the JTX tour was] a great way to spend the day, get to see beautiful landscape, learn about the history - in a low key way..." RG - Long Island

Minimum of 3 people for this trip.     If you need a rental bike, JTX can arrange it - just be sure to ask about it when you call for reservations.


** Note that although this tour is available daily, there is one tour given per day - it may not be this one: the first reservation is what determines the day’s tour. Call to find out what tour is going on a specific day, or if you’re planning ahead reserve the trip you want to take!
The Gorge is an amazing place during Autumn.
Steam engines used to chug through the gorge daily.
Now we cruise through the Gorge and learn its history.
Riding next to the railroad offers some great views.
What a beautiful background for a ride!
We finish the day at the Asa Packer Mansion.
25 Miles
$69 per person
6+ Hours

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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 Biking
  • Views/Vista
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Shuttle Provided
  • Admission Included
  • Lunch Included
  • Snack Included
  • Bring Your Own Bike