DandH Canal Linear Park Towpath Trail

Sullivan County, New York

Elevation Gain92ft
Trailhead Elevation532ft
Elevation Min/Max518/540ft
Elevation Start/End532/532ft
D&H Canal Linear Park Towpath Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sullivan County, New York. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 532 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 92 feet. Along the trail there are a wood, parkings, and an information.

D&H Canal Linear Park Towpath Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Completed in 1828, the Delaware & Hudson Canal was the first million-dollar private enterprise in America. During its seventy years of active duty, it was the main economic artery for the Northeast. It was built to transport anthracite coal from Pennsylvania mines in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area to eastern markets. Not all the 90 miles of off-road travel in the corridor in New York State is open to the public, but some significant sections are accessible. For the experienced rider on a hybrid bike, the entire corridor could be traveled by linking together a variety of canal, towpath, rail-trail, and significant road sections with wide shoulders. The preservation of the corridor is alive and well due to several historical societies and museums. The D&H Canal Heritage Alliance, an all-volunteer organization, is spearheading the conversion of many segments along the corridor in New York State. Surface: Crushed stone."

D&H Canal Linear Park Towpath Trail Reviews

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I entered the trail at Hornbeck's Basin. The dirt parking area was filled with trash. This trail needs a lot of work as it had many exposed rocks and tree roots and I felt it was too dangerous for my hybrid bike. The rough condition of the trail held speed to approx 8 mph. Approximately 1 mile south of Hornbeck's Basin the trail seemed to end with a yellow nylon rope. There were no markers or directions. Overall the trail was poorly marked and rather than get lost or hurt I elected to terminate the ride. I highly recommend a mountain bike for this trail.

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Jun 2018