1 miles
Distance
225 ft
Climb
-227 ft
Descent
00:15:16
Avg time

Mt. Lehigh Details

  • Riding Area
    Lehigh Portland Trails
    Iola, Kansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #79284 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager

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.

Access Info

The Mt. Lehigh Trail can be accessed from the Lehigh Portland Trails eastern trailhead at 1600th and Nebraska Road (37.907606,-95.390773).

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More Stats for Mt. Lehigh bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    967 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,037 ft
  • Altitude start
    984 ft
  • Altitude end
    982 ft
  • Grade
    -0.031%
  • Grade max
    -19.504%
  • Grade min
    29.198%
  • Distance climb
    2,313 ft
  • Distance down
    2,459 ft
  • Distance flat
    874 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:27
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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