Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Washington Crossing Historic Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great views of the Delaware river. I usually go from Washington’s crossing up through Lambertville to Stockton , it's about 22 miles round trip

bike this path from Washington's crossing to new hope, great trail, lots of changing scenery and different views of the Delaware river. As you're riding along, the canal is to the left and river on the right. Polite people on path, along with rest stops to relax and take in the views! Arrive in the artsy, New Hope strip (shops, pubs) to relax at an outdoor restaurant , great place to stop after your ride for a cocktail and a bite to eat before your ride back.

I love Washington Crossig Park. I walk our dog here 3-4 tiles a week. Love it!

Really nice, mostly single track with a handful of slightly steep (but short) ups and downs. Lots of rooty paths to wander. Went here with a mixed crowd of ages 26-66 and a couple of dogs. Would definitely return!

8 months ago

take the gate from the park a mile down the road makes for more strenous of walk staight up to tower with nice views at top of tower

was there on Labor Day 2017 and I really enjoyed the ride first time I ever rode this side of the Delaware River I wish there was more porta-potties along the Route. the Panthers definitely much narrower then I thought. Park Ranger police where around which is always appreciated on a personal note I think the Rangers should have a eassist recumbent trike. for health and safety reasons LOL okay I'm preference to e-assist bikes. I do wish they'd Mark the canal and other paths like they do over on the Jersey side with mile markers and signs of what's on the highway like places to go to bike up to and get something to eat but other than that it was a great ride was a great day what highly recommended to people and spend the extra time to go to the Washington Crossing Park itself which I was unable to do cuz I'm sure that's a great place to visit.

We parked on the PA side, walked across the river and explored one of the trails in the NJ side and walked back. The PA side is all open space and the NJ side is mostly wooded. I will definitely go back to explore more of the trails. Trails are single file. Nice scenery. However take heed the trash cans have been all removed from the NJ side.

Flat ride with beautiful scenery.Just have to watch out for others when going under the bridges.Good ride...

birding
Friday, May 26, 2017

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hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Great scenic and historic park for a quick hike! It would be great to get more trashcans added at the trail exits. My dog and I love it here. We visit at least once a week!

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

This trail is part of the Bowman Wildflower Preserve for which there is an admission (only $6 for an adult but I was not expecting it). I followed the trail map on here up to bowmans tower and wasn't able to find the rest of the trail that's supposed to loop back around so came back down the way I went up. Great views and a good workout. Would do it again. It is not easy though.

Very nice lil path to do before or after exploring the townie vibe and brewery!

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Lovely winter trek!

Took my 3 dogs. Nice walk.

the bike/walk path between the crossing park and lambertville is a great way to spend the day ..the path is gravel, level and easy to navigate. there are many scenic spots along the delaware river to enjoy and take a break. i advise taking the trip from washington crossing park all the way thru to Stockton...theres a lot to see and enjoy ...and if your really up for a trip go even further to Frenchtown...a beautiful way to spend the day or weekend.....the trip to Frenchtown is about 35 miles so be prepared

walking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

So beautiful and peaceful, the hill is good resistance and the tower is just amazing

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Good hike to the tower and wildflower preserve > https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/hiking-near-philadelphia/washington-crossing-state-park-hike-bowmans-tower/

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Though the distance is low the trail is not easy. There are many color marked trails in this state park. If you are not observant you may get lost. Today we helped a couple who were in the middle of the trail and dint know how to go to parking lot. we helped them find their way back to parking lot .

we first went to the visitor center and saw the video about the Washington crossing. It was educational. Then we started along the red trail and followed the alltrails route instead of the marked trail. Overall state park is well maintained. A visit to NewHope and hike in this statepark is a day's worth activity.

road biking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Great biking trail. No mountain bike required. Even trail. I like to take it through Pennsylvania and do my return trip through new jersey to make a loop. Lots of fun. Stop at the stockton general store to refuel. They also have nice restrooms. Great place for bikers to take a rest

walking
Friday, February 12, 2016

Nice walk along creek through wildflower preserve and then up paved road to tower. You can purchase tickets to ride up tower elevator for great view of New Hope, PA and surrounding community.

road biking
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Scenic and relaxing!

road biking
Friday, January 02, 2015

This part of the canal is well maintained and a pleasure to ride. Get out there on a sunny day and enjoy!

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013

This was a really nice trail to bike.. The trail runs right along the river.. And if you wander a bit off the trail you will find a spot where people take a dip in the water. The path was very nice.. Easily fit two bikes side by side.. Bumpy at times, but still good!

hiking
Friday, August 03, 2012

good loop

Not really a hike. It is a level, gravel, multi-use trail which we typically bike rather than hike.

walking
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Can be crowded.

This is a nice, easy stroll on the canal's towpath, which is pretty flat and fairly straight,making it more of a walk than a hike, despite the length. The dogs like it. It is a multi-use trail so, especially in good weather, expect to encounter lots of walkers, dogs and bikes. The history at Washington's crossing, and the touristy bustle of New Hope add nice variety to the walk.

snowshoeing
Friday, September 10, 2010

Had a blast this winter with the great snow falls we had. I did not have a set route through the park but it has an extensive trail system within the park boundaries.

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