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THE LINK Trail Network

Lehigh Valley Greenways - THE LINK Trail Network

Outdoor recreation and trail connections is one of the four goals of Lehigh Valley Greenways. Since 2004, Greenways partners have assisted with construction of 56 miles of trails across Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Overall, the Lehigh Valley region contains over 330 miles of land and water trails for residents and visitors to enjoy.

On November 1, 2018, the Lehigh Valley trail network was officially announced as THE LINK, an interconnected network of safe, beautiful multi-use trails offering Lehigh Valley residents and visitors the opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation, transportation, and healthy living.

Over the next few months, a full website with trail details, maps, trip ideas, and partner links will be developed to provide a central place for Lehigh Valley trail information. THE LINKĀ does notĀ replace the name or brand of individual trails – it is meant to build support and funding for the entire network through connections.

We are asking that trails interested in being officially promoted as part of THE LINK fill out this form to provide accurate information about their trail for the new website.

Instructions: There is a save button at the bottom of the link if you are unable to finish the form. We recommend that you type out all of the information into a word document and save that on your computer. Then you can copy and paste the information into the form. If you have any questions call Claire Sadler at 610-923-3548 x 226

THE LINK Trail Content

Used to gather content from individual trails for creating the new website for THE LINK Trail Network
  • Who should we contact with questions about these answers?
  • What is the trail called on existing signs and maps? We want everything to be consistent.
  • (about 150-350 words) - What's special about this trail? Who owns/manages this trail? does it follow historic pathway, parallel a waterway, etc? Towns it connects to?
  • When did the first section of this trail open to the public? If you don't know exact date give first day of the month you think is closest.
  • List length of currently open trail to nearest tenth of a mile. If trail is not open yet, list 0.0.
  • List additional length to be added to nearest tenth of a mile. If trail is complete, leave blank.
  • List all municipalities the existing trail goes through or planned route of the trail will enter. If it stretches outside Lehigh or Northampton Counties, simply list the other counties, not municipalities.
  • Name of TrailheadLocation (address and/or GPS location)# of Parking Spaces# of ADA Parking SpacesOther amenities 
    List the trail access points or trailheads with name (what is on the signs/maps), location (address and GPS coordinates are best), number of parking spaces, number of ADA spaces, and amenities (bike rack, picnic tables, water fountain, benches, etc)
    Are there public restrooms provided along the trail? Yes or no? If yes, fill out the following table. If no, skip to next question.
  • LocationTypeAvailability 
    List the location (trailhead name or address or GPS location), type (flush or port-a-john or composting), and availability (seasonal or year-round or only for events, etc)
    Check all trail surfaces that apply on existing trail
  • What is the width of the trail in feet? If it varies, provide what the majority of the trail is?
  • What is the maximum percent grade at the steepest part of the trail? If you don't know, leave blank.
    Which activities are allowed and possible on this trail? Check all that apply.
  • List official trail rules and hours of use. Be sure to include which entity sets and enforces the rules.
  • List any additional precautions or notices that trail users might want to be aware of but that are not official rules.
  • NameLocationCategory 
    List points of interest located within 1/2 mile of the trail (ex. scenic overlook, historic site, bike shop, food and beverage vendors) by giving a name, location and category (environment, history, business)
  • List any trails directly connected to this trail (existing connections, NOT future)
  • Write any future plans you would like listed for this trail - more miles to develop, connection to more trails, plans to add trail access, plans to add amenities
  • If possible, upload a map of the trail route. Maximum file size is 200MB
  • Please submit at least 2 but ideally 5-10 photos at least 72 DPI for online usage (larger is better) and 300 DPI at 4x6 for print usage (2-3MB). The goal is to showcase lifestyle shots of a diverse variety of adults and children using the trails. Videos are welcome too but should be emailed to connect@THELINKtrails.com due to file size!
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.