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5 Pocono Bike Trails to Explore the Pocono Mountains

Are you seeking an adventure on your next vacation? You will most definitely want to check out these Pocono bike trails to explore the surrounding landscape. The Pocono Mountains are the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. They not only offer amazing scenic views, but also endless trails to ride from dawn to dusk. While you’re staying with us at The Settlers Inn, we can even provide you with a bike to take out for the day!

When you start planning your trip to the Pocono Mountains, consider downloading our Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide. In addition to Pocono bike trails, you’ll receive information on other great activities in our area. We also add in some great recommendations of local restaurants, great shopping, and The Settlers Inn exclusives to take advantage of while you’re here. The guide is free and shows up right in your email inbox.

Check Out These 5 Pocono Bike Trails to Explore in the Pocono Mountains

  1. The Black Diamond Trail in Lehigh Gorge

One of our favorite rides is the Lehigh Gorge Black Diamond Trail. This ride runs for 11 miles between Glen Summit and White Haven. The trail is downhill so it is a pretty easy ride but can take up to three hours to complete. You’ll ride past the Lehigh River under the trees on this easy and scenic path.

  1. The McDade Trail at Delaware Gap National Recreation Area

The McDade Trail is a gravel trail that runs for 32 miles parallel to the Delaware River. The trail is mostly flat but there are sections with small hills. Families looking to ride together should find their way to the Smithfield Beach Area. At this location, there is a five-mile section of the trail that is ideal for all ages. The views on this trail are unbeatable.

  1. Promised Land State Park

Promised Land State Park in Greentown, PA, offers riders  six-miles of paved roads through the park. This 3,000-acre park has very pretty views of the forest and Promised Land Lake. Bikers do have to share the road with cars so this might be best for adults.

  1. The Switchback Trail at Mauch Chunk Lake Park

Mountain Bikers will especially love the Switchback Trail found in Mauch Chunk Lake Park. The trail leads to an overlook with spectacular views of Lehigh Gorge State Park. This trail is ideal for a summer day since it runs next to the creek and is shaded. It’s no wonder this is the park’s most popular trail!

  1. Lackawaxen River Ride

If you’re new to the area, just ask our founder Jeanne Genzlinger what one of her favorite rides is and she’ll tell you all about the Lackawaxen River Ride. This route leaves right from our front door and travels past many historic sites. You can customize this ride and bike for as few as five miles or as far as 15 miles. Once you’ve finished your ride, you’ll be back at the Inn ready to relax.

Complete Your Adventurous Getaway with a Stay at The Settlers Inn

Once you’ve explored some of these Pocono bike trails, you’ll want to kick up your feet for the evening. Here at The Settlers Inn, our goal is to be your home away from home. During your stay, you’ll sleep in one of our cozy 23 guest rooms. We’ve stocked them with microfiber robes and luxury amenities to make you feel most comfortable.

When booking your reservation, let us help you create a custom getaway. We can provide that extra touch of finesse to your stay with a few of our custom add-ons. Upon arrival, we can have fresh cut flowers, a spa basket, a cheese plate, house wine or champagne, and even a snack box. Set your sights on a getaway to Hawley, PA. We look forward to hosting you for your Pocono Mountains getaway!