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.
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
This is easily the best trail I've ever biked on. Not only is it smooth (I ride a street bike and never had a problem) and extremely fast, but the scenery, history, and nature alone are breath taking. I start at the Rutgers access point (beginning of ...
Just a great day on bike New Brunswick to Trenton about 40 miles. Trail surface in very good shape, signage right on much wilder than expected with water on two sides about 85% of time. You would never know your in one of the most densely populated ...
This canal is very accessible for biking and passes through some heavily populated area's in NJ. Very enjoyable for all ages because most of the time you're shaded by adjacent trees and there's a lot to see and learn along the trail.
TIPS: If you are ...