Feb 03, 2021
The Switchback Railroad Trail consists of two nine-mile trails of crushed stone that are ideal for walking, biking, and even cross-country skiing. The trail dates back to the early 1800s when it was used as a railroad to haul coal from the mines to the Lehigh Canal. Its endpoints are from Summit Hill to Jim Thorpe. Both trails travel down the mountain and end fairly close to the heart of Jim Thorpe. The downhill slope is among favorites for a family of bikers.