Canal Path

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404

Elevation Gain178ft
Trailhead Elevation53ft
Elevation Min/Max46/58ft
Elevation Start/End53/53ft

Canal Path

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. This trail connects with the following: Heritage Trail.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nathan Lott
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"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."

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Trail Information

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Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
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Additional Use
City of Fredericksburg Parks at (540) 372-1086, or visit
Local Contacts
No official ones available; canal is depicted on most city maps.
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