This trail cuts through 4,500 acres of dramatic river gorge parkland along the Lehigh River on a former canal and railroad route. Board a shuttle in Jim Thorpe to cycle from the northern point in White Haven back to Jim Thorpe. For a shorter, 15-mile experience, pick up the trail in Rockport. The entire route features river views on one side and waterfalls scattered on the steep rock face on the other. With only gradual changes in elevation, the trail is an easy ride. During the last five miles, an active railroad line runs above the trail. The trail ends in downtown Jim Thorpe which is full of charming shops, and has outdoor outfitters that offer bike rentals and shuttles to the surrounding trails. Two other area rail-trails are the Lehigh Canal North and the Switchback Railroad Trail. Lehigh Gorge State Park offers whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, and cross country skiing.