Delaware and Raritan Canal: Frenchtown to Bulls Island

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Delaware and Raritan Canal: Frenchtown to Bulls Island is a 9 mile point-to-point trail located near Frenchtown, New Jersey that features a great forest setting 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.

9.0 miles
131 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running


The Delaware and Raritan 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.

trail running
7 months ago

We really enjoyed our run! If I were to have any complaints it would be to have a bathroom/ porta potty at the parking lots. Not sure how many people are runners, but this can be an issue for some! Finished and had brunch at the Lovin Oven. Perfect adventure.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Went from Frenchtown nj to bulls island crossed over briidge to pa and road to uhlerstown pa covered bridge up the road to uhlerstown Frenchtown bridge bac to our car. About 18 miles. Nice ride.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Flat ride and beautiful scenery

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2011

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.

Monday, March 07, 2011

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.

mountain biking
6 months ago

mountain biking
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mountain biking
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mountain biking
Tuesday, September 06, 2011