Delaware Canal Path

Easton, Pennsylvania

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Dedicated as a National Heritage Trail, the Delaware Canal Path is an outstanding reminder of our American history and heritage. The canal path was originally built in the early 1800s and much of it has been preserved since that time. There is no chance of getting lost on this ride and the scenery is quite beautiful. At times you will be very close to the Delaware River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the United States; you can see and hear the power of this mighty body of water. At other times you will ride along quiet sections of the canal observing herons, turtles, and ducks. The ride is an educational adventure in both American and natural history. Highlights: National Heritage Trail, lots of food stops, riding along one of the last free-flowing rivers in the United States, incredibly scenic and easy ride, historic covered bridge. Tread: the surface is mainly hardpacked dirt with a few sporadic sections of grassy and paved trail.
Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

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Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

by Rob Ginieczki (Falcon Guides)

Dedicated as a National Heritage Trail, the Delaware Canal Path is an outstanding reminder of our American history and heritage. The canal path was originally built in the early 1800s and much of it has been preserved since that time. There is no chance of getting lost on this ride and the scenery is quite beautiful. At times you will be very close to the Delaware River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the United States; you can see and hear the power of this mighty body of water. At other times you will ride along quiet sections of the canal observing herons, turtles, and ducks. The ride is an educational adventure in both American and natural history.

Highlights: National Heritage Trail, lots of food stops, riding along one of the last free-flowing rivers in the United States, incredibly scenic and easy ride, historic covered bridge. Tread: the surface is mainly hardpacked dirt with a few sporadic sections of grassy and paved trail.

©  Rob Ginieczki/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Easton
Distance: 45.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 - 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 200 feet
Top Elevation: 200 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Parks 888-PA-PARKS
Local Maps: DCNR Pennsylvania State Parks; Delaware Canal State Park map
Driving Directions: Directions to Delaware Canal Path

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2008
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9/4/2007
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We tried to ride this trail in August, 2007, and were told most of the trail was closed due to flooding, so we went over to the NJ side and rode the Delaware and Raritan trail. It is disappointing the PA hasn't fixed this trail.


8/19/2006
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Overall it was a great trail, however, due to the recent floods we had to endure some, "rocky" paths and were forced to climb an area where the bridge was out (no ones fault just an inconvenience!).


7/25/2006
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7/25/06 we started in Yardley to go to New Hope or further but had to turn around after about 10 miles (Stoney Run Aqueduct) because of large trees blocking the trail. At this point trail wash outs were also making for rough going. We noticed that the storm damage to trees did not look recent. However, the part of the trail we covered to that point was great. Practically level, very beautiful, and with some shade. Look for the Washington's Crossing Park sign. Off the trail to the east is the park. It's a great place to stop, rest, and see some history.


11/26/2005
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If you like flat, wide, smooth, and unchallenging, this is the ride for you. Upside, you can get a great rhythm going on early weekend mornings and weekdays. This trail is great for bike riding with the kids anytime on the weekend or after school. Downside, you'll end up riding through piles of dog crap [that will spray you when hitting them @ 15 MPH] that owners refuse to pick-up, even though there are doggie poop bags provided at many trailheads. You'll also get to ride through tons of goose poop, most certainly laden with Cryptosporidia. Keep your mouth closed and wear goggles and use a Camelback hydration system. The geese are also very aggressive and have been known to stick their heads into your wheels. I saw it happen to one poor guy. That is a BIG mess. The PA side is completely washed out in many sections right now [Nov 2005]. So take a close look before heading out or find an area that is a bit higher in elevation.



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May 2018