Delaware Canal - Frenchtown to Bulls Island

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Delaware Canal - Frenchtown to Bulls Island is a 8.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Frenchtown, NJ and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.9 miles 230 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

Park benches ever mile or so. (9 miles) The Delaware and Ruritan Feeder Canal itself doesn't extend far above Bulls Island but the bike trail covers the entire distance along converted rail line, meaning the grade is even and the surface is smooth. There are plenty of parking opportunities and there seems to be a picnic bench every mile or so. You can make a 17 mile loop by utilizing the bridge at Frenchtown to cross over to Uherlerstown and the pedestrian-only bridge at Bulls Island to join the Delaware Canal towpath on the Pennsylvania side of the river.

1 month ago

Flat ride and beautiful scenery

mountain biking
5 years ago

mountain biking
5 years ago

very easy trail. mostly shaded keep you out of the sun on a very hot afternoon. stop at new hope for lunch. areas you can cool off in the river. worth the trip on a weekend.

hiking
5 years ago

This is another, nice stroll on an old canal towpath - more of a walk than a hike, but I suppose that depends on how far you go. It's pleasant anyway, especially away from the crowds in Frenchtown, and especially in the fall. As a multi-use trail, you'll probably run into (not literally) several bikes and dogs.