GREATER HAZLETON RAIL TRAIL:

HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA

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Last Updated:       February 29, 2024

Length:                 Greater Hazleton Rail Trail; 5.8 miles

Difficulty:             Easy. Flat, crushed gravel rail trail. 

Directions:     

To start from the Route 93 parking lot [Western End]; 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 [Western End]; You'll find picnic tables and an informational board located here. The 0 Mileage Marker starts here and are located every mile along with an elevation marker. The crushed gravel Greater Hazleton Rail Trail travels North, briefly, past exercise stations, an environmental garden and informational posts. After a sharp turn you head East 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, a decaying, old paved road.

I haven't checked this next section. Travel left, West, along this road for 0.1 miles and you'll re-join the trail on your right. The trail continues North, crossing a causeway through wetlands, then crossing a bridge over some RR tracks. Here the trail turns East briefly, before turning North. It looks like you cross over another bridge over the Atlantic Carbon reclamation project. It ends at Hazelbrook Rd after 5.8 miles.

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