Washington Crossing State Park and Delaware Canal State Park

Norristown, Pennsylvania 19489

Washington Crossing State Park and Delaware Canal State Park

Washington Crossing State Park and Delaware Canal State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Delaware Canal Towpath stretches for 60 miles, but gains only 165 feet in elevation in all that way. So yeah, it’s pretty flat. But to walk it anywhere is an out-and-back affair. There are no opportunities to do loops unless you travel some fairly busy roads. It’s worth the effort, though. There’s plenty of history to see canal-wise, while the path connects the upper and lower sections of Washington Crossing State Park. Just expect company.

On nice weekends the trail is busy with hikers, nature photographers, joggers, bicyclists, and—sometimes to the side, in the canal itself— kayakers. Indeed, the sounds that often break the silence are cries of “bikes on the left” or “coming up on the left” as cyclists and runners go by."

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Trail Information

Norristown
Nearby City
4.7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Mar-Oct
Season
Washington Crossing State Park, 1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing 18977; (215) 493-4076; www.dcnr.pa.gov/State Parks/FindAPark/WashingtonCrossingHistoricPark/Pages/default.aspx Delaware Canal State Park, 11 Lodi Hill Rd., Upper Black Eddy 18972-9540; (610) 982-5560; www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/DelawareCanalStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
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Dec 2018