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 upper portion of the feeder canal follows the Delaware River through many old towns with historical significance. In Trenton, the U-shaped trail has a gap between Mulberry Street and Southard Street. South of Trenton, a disconnected segment 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.


Lovely flat trail

   September, 2014 by logan171

I walked this trail from on stop up from Rutgers. It's a very easy trail, as it's flat. Great for jogging with the dog, or mountain biking. It had a dirt path, which I find much gentler on the feet than the paved one. Next time, will try out other parts more


   August, 2014 by dpaldino

I rode what would be considered the western part of the trail on Sunday, 8/16. It was my first time to this trail and it was a rainy day to start. I started out in Milford and parked by the soccer field which did have a port o john which was better than more

Horse back riding along the canal and six mile run

   August, 2014 by horseheart

The canal ride was fantastic and no bugs. A bit busy with runners, folks riding bicycles and also canoes on the canal. If your horse is spooky to those activities this might not be the place to go as there is no place to "pull over". We had a good group more