Wyoming Valley Levee Trail

The Wyoming Valley is one of the closest trails to my house. It is also paved. These two factors lead me to utilize it often. The proximity is handy when my time is limited and the paved surface is attractive when many other trails are muddy.

This trail is a collection of paved paths atop the flood control levees in the Wyoming Valley. Since it is on top of a flood control levee there are no trees, therefore no shade. The paths total about 12 miles and are also known as the Luzerne County Levee Trail. As the trail passes through Wyoming, PA you travel parallel to the Wyoming Valley Airport along side the main runway. In Wilkes-Barre, the trail passes Kirby Park and the river common across the river. Market Street has a bridge with wide sidewalks that facilitate crossing the river where the trail continues to Hanover Township and if you cross again, Plymouth. This urban trail always seems to have various users including walkers, joggers and of course cyclists.

Since the primary purpose of the system is flood control there are several gaps in the trail where a levee is not needed or alternate flood control measures are in place. These gaps necessitate a bit of street riding. If you are not familiar with the area you may need to uses Google maps, bike route setting to assist with navigation.

You can find much greater detail about specific location of the trail as well as the locations of parking and gaps in the trail at bike it or hike it.

I spotted a small black bear adjacent to the Hanover Township end of the trail. Watch the video here. The video is from November, 2016. Here is a video of a plane landing at the Wyoming Valley Airport as seen from the trail.

Yes, I ride all year. Watch a train crossing this bridge at Marks Bike Tock YouTube channel.
Yoga on the river common in Wilkes-Barre

Take a virtual ride on the Wyoming Valley Levee Trail on Mark's Bike Tock YouTube channel:
    Hanover Reach
    Kingston Reach
    Forty Fort Reach
    Plymouth Reach

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