Delaware Canal: New Hope to Washington Crossing

EASY 9 reviews

Delaware Canal: New Hope to Washington Crossing is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Hope, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.5 miles
226 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running



Smooth even trail with historic significance. (6 miles) This section of the Delaware Canal is much like the entirety of the towpath in that it has a smooth and even surface of crushed red stone. The highlight is Washington Crossing Historic Park which is broken into two sections. The Northern section has picnic pavilions on the river side and a monument to unknown soldiers who died of exposure while Washington's Army camped before Christmas of 1776.This also has the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. The Southern section of the park containes the site where the crossing actually took place as well as picnic pavillions. Crossing here, riding the D&R Canal North to Lambertville and back to the Parking lot is a 15 mile loop

10 days ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

7 months ago

Took my 3 dogs. Nice walk.

8 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

Friday, June 29, 2012

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

Monday, March 07, 2011

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.