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Mt. Lehigh

Intermediate
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Conquer the highest point at Lehigh Portland Trails!


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Singletrack

1,033' 315 m

High

970' 296 m

Low

119' 36 m

Up

115' 35 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This trail is a quick singletrack loop that runs to the top of the highest elevation at Lehigh Portland Trails - Mt. Lehigh! The trail begins at the Eastern Trailhead parking lot, with a twisting run through a heavy growth of cedar, followed by a short climb and then a path through hardwoods as the route circles the hill.

After a quick glimpse of the sparkling lake through the trees atop a bluff, the trail begins to drop, through a couple of sweeping switchbacks, to the broad tableland below, where it winds among cedar trees before crossing a small meadow and then climbing once more. After some tight-and-twisty among rocks, fallen trees, and towering hardwoods, the trail reaches the summit and passes by a rock cairn before dropping back to the beginning via several graceful curving turns.

The majority of the trail is very accessible to all riders, with a few more challenging features - rocks and log-overs, primarily - to help new riders gain confidence and skills. The Mt. Lehigh Trail serves as a friendly introduction to the Lehigh Portland Trails System.

Contacts

Local Club: Bike Allen County

Jun 17, 2021: The Latest at Lehigh

Apr 17, 2021: Pump it Up

Jun 11, 2019: John Brown Duathlon 2019

Land Manager: Thrive Allen County

Shared By:

Randy Rasa

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Don't get too close to the edge!
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
The rock cairn, a small arch, and a rustic bench on the Mt. Lehigh Trail at Lehigh Portland Trails.
Jun 15, 2016 near Iola, KS
There's a short climb along this part of the trail.
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
A break area along the trail on the Mt. Lehigh trail.
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
Entrance for the Lehigh Portland Trails, with the Backbone Trail straight ahead.
Jun 16, 2016 near Iola, KS

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Apr 20, 2019
Kevin Newlan
Jul 9, 2016
Randy Rasa