Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

Trail Map

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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.


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   January, 2014 by kenny egurrola

I rode the trail from South Bound Brook into Princeton. Like others have said, the scenery was surreal. I will be back soon to cover all of this and the D & L trail in PA. It deserves five stars. read more

Great Dirt Trail

   November, 2013 by arlenesanchez

Rode this trail on Halloween morning. Great ride on a dirt trail. The trail is very scenic and peaceful. I entered the trail on Amwell Road in East Millstone. From the maps the trail seems to be very long. I only rode for about an hour and a half due more

The 'above-the-Water route'

   September, 2013 by bicyclerepairman57

I've only ridden from Lambertville to Bulls Island,(and the return trip) once; But i have bigger plans. I want to eventually finish my 'Bicycle-towed-Canoe-trailer', and ride up, and return via canoe... But plans have a way of not getting finished quickly. more