Canal Path is a hiking and biking trail in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 53 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 178 feet. Along the trail there is also a parking.
Canal Path Professional Reviews and Guides
"A series of interconnected loops, the network of hiking trails at Caledon State Park and Natural Area is easily customized to a shorter loop or figure eight. This loop descends through oaks to wind along a riparian floodplain and then makes an undulating return over beechstudded hillsides.
Constructed over two decades, the Rappahannock River canal system once stretched 50 miles upstream to Fauquier County. The notion of using canals to promote trade and industry along the river was first endorsed by Virginia legislators in 1811."
--Nathan Lott, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg (Menasha Ridge Press).
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