Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

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Note: Periodically parts of the trail become impassable from floods and other damage. For updates on trail conditions, visit the Canal State Park website.

The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail follows the towpath of the canal, which was built in the early 1830s as a transportation corridor between Philadelphia and New York. Along the route you'll find 19th-century bridges and bridge-tender houses, remnants of locks, cobblestone spillways and hand built stone-arch culverts. You can even rent canoes at Griggstown and Princeton if you prefer the water route.

The trail runs continuously for nearly 70 miles and is shaped like a “V” with Trenton at its center. It connects many other towns along the way, including Frenchtown, Lambertville, Ewing Township, Princeton, Franklin Township, and New Brunswick. It’s also part of the developing East Coast Greenway trail network that runs from Maine to Florida. 

South of Trenton, a short, disconnected segment of trail runs between John A. Roebling Memorial Park and Hamilton Marshes.

Parking and Trail Access

You can access the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail from dozens of places along the way. Refer to the map for more details or visit the Canal State Park website.


Easy - Shady Ride

   August, 2015 by jajeep77

We started in Frenchtown, NJ and ended in New Hope, PA. Ride was nice and shady. NJ side better than PA side. Wish it had a few more turns and hills. Great trail for the family. read more


   June, 2015 by laretha

Last week I rode from the trail head off of Bernard Dr. to north of Frenchtown and had a great ride. I went back to Bernard Dr. and rode to Rock Hill and back. The first three mile are much like the ride up to Frenchtown but then the one plus miles though more

Great Trail for all ages

   May, 2015 by vicplum

We parked in the lot in Griggstown, which had spaces available on a sunny Saturday. One plus was a porta-potty by the edge of the trail. We headed south, as our destination was Princeton. It was a lovely day and a smooth ride for us - 3 adults and more