GREATER HAZLETON RAIL TRAIL:
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Last Updated: June 21, 2013
Length: Greater Hazleton Rail Trail; 3.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat, stone-dust/hard packed gravel rail trail.
From I-81 take exit 141 to Route 424. Follow to Route 93 and turn left. Take your first right into the parking lot.
The Greater Hazleton Rail Trail follows the rail bed of the old Delaware, Susquehanna & Schuylkill RR (1842) along the Dreck Creek Reservoir, then onto the old N & S line. Future plans call for continuing the trail to the historic town of Eckley. This trail is also part of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor . For more information visit; GREATER HAZLETON RAIL TRAIL .
Starting from the Route 93 parking lot; You'll find picnic tables and an informational board located here. The 0 millage marker starts here (located every mile) along with an elevation marker. The stone-dust trail travels past exercise stations, an environmental garden and informational posts. After a sharp turn you head into a forest with an understory of Low Bush Blueberry and Mt Laurel. Very scenic. Cross Stockton Mt Rd at 0.9 miles. Here the trail follows a hard packed gravel road (shared by the Reservoir) until you come to an overlook of the Dreck Creek Reservoir & Dam where you find a picnic table and bench at 1.9 miles. Continuing down a short hill the trail passes by a second dam where it then converts back to stone-dust at 2.6 miles. Pass at gate after 3.9 miles and you'll come to Beryllium Rd. Looks like they've torn up the old road and may use it as part of the trail
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