From points south of Scranton: Interstate 81N, Exit 187 (Route 84/380/6) to US Route 6 Carbondale (Lackawanna Valley Industrial Highway). Take the LVIH to Exit 7 (a left) to Business Route 6, Carbondale. Go down hill about 2 miles to Route 171. Take right on Route 171. Follow to Simpson or Forest City Trailhead (see below.
From points north of Scranton: Interstate 81S, take Business Route 6, Exit 191A (Viewmont Mall). Follow Route 6 north into Carbondale. Turn left onto Rte 171 into Simpson. For Simpson Trailhead, turn right just before bridge on Reservoir St, then an immediate left, see Army tank and Trailhead sign ahead.
To Forest City Trailhead: follow above directions to Simpson, continue on Route 171 north to Forest City. Turn right past Kost Tire on to Route 247. Go about 1/3 mile to first road on right: Forest City Industrial Park. Trailhead on right.
To improved northern sections of trail from I-81 and Binghamton area: Interstate 81, Lenoxville Exit 206, follow signs to Elk Mountain on Route 374. Past Elk, turn left at "T", then turn right at 4-way Stop. Go about 2 miles; trail crosses Route 374. Park alongside of trail to north.
To unimproved northernmost trail sections & Starrucca Viaduct: Take Great Bend exit to Route 171 towards Susquehanna and Lanesboro, continue straight when Route 171 turns right to Thompson. Go through Lanesboro, at "Y" in road turn left. Take 2nd right to Lucianna Park, go under the viaduct.