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McDade Trail is a 22.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bushkill, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 22.1 mi Elevation gain 787 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Reviews (123)
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Glenda Kruse
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HikingBugsGreat!No shadeOver grown

There is no fee. It was easy to hike. Clean/clear pathway. All flat land. Beautiful views of flowers, berries, butterflies, birds, buddies, mountain cliff, cornfields, etc. View of River too but you have to walk through heavy woods without a clear walking path. We saw some people swimming. Be careful because there are a lot of bears. You can ride your bike and bring your dogs. The bugs were a little annoying though. Wear sunblock. There are some shady areas but there are also some areas that aren’t shady at all.

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Mary Matusewicz
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Road bikingRocky

Be aware that description is Crushed Rock more like Sharp Rocks and Stones Sandy Surface and steep from Headquarters to Bushkill. Really needs to be rated as extreme not easy when on your bike or should I say falling off your bike. Took a spill on one of the down hills slipped and gashed my elbow pretty bad bruised my thigh. Met a couple of riders on the way; same impression! I was on a Cross Trail my riding partner was on a Mountain Bike.

Windigo Jones
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HikingRocky

Did a middle section, plan to do all of it in pieces in the coming days. Multiple unlisted offshoot trails one definitely needs pants to make it through. Some rigorous uphill hiking, all large rock gravel which can be hard on the feet. Lots of wildlife, saw a coyote, deer, toads, butterflies, plenty of birds. Views of ponds, fields, abandoned homes. Highly recommend overall. Drawbacks: lots of other hikers, it runs alongside a road so you hear all the cars and motors and radios etc., the hard as hell rocky surface.

Petera Adamzad
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Hiking

DO NOT BE FOOLED THIS IS NOT A BIKING TRAIL THE WAY IT'S LISTED Ibiked tho

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Blueass Hiker
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Hiking

Hiked 3.4 miles of Bushkill area. It is easy hike but some parts has no shades. At the boat dock, there is a nice riverside spot for hikers take break or wet their feet which was very relaxing and refreshing.

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Adrian Abeijon
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Hiking

Especially nice for bike rides

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Ausi Viana
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Mountain bikingRocky

Nice easy trail for biking with a mountain bike. Nice view of the river in the beginning, less of a view as you go inland.

Wyatt Mitchell
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Hiking

Good for casual biking. A bit rocky so probably a mtn bike or larger hybrid tires

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Bm B
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Hiking

As noted straight and easy path. Considerable traffic.

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Chris Sandles
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Hiking

You have to love the people shocked by the lack of elevation change and/or scenery. What did you expect?

Amanda H
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Hiking

If you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or to bike on a relatively flat surface this might be a good trail for you. I found it to be a bit boring. There wasn’t much to look at and it runs parallel to a main road so you hear traffic the entire time.

Mike Reynolds
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Hiking

Went 3 1/2 miles from Bushkill boat launch. Probably the most boring trail I’ve done. Unless you really enjoy corn fields...

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Thomas Sarver
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Hiking

This section of the trail was wide and a very easy hike. We went in about a mile and a half to the Valley View Camp Ground and back

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Patrick Kenney
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Mountain bikingScramble

Great ride try it

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Bob Polmatier
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Mountain bikingBugsRocky
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Steven Keesler
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Hiking

Attention bikers. There are stairs and narrow overgrown trails between Milford and Digmans. Mountain biking with my 9 year old son. Started at Milford beach and rode to Digmans campground. Trail starts off nice and wide and turns into a narrow singletrack trail with a few staircases. The trail turns back into a wide trail and again back to staircases and overgrown trail and back to a wide trail finishing at Digmans campground. Needless to say my son did not enjoy the ride due to the stairs and overgrown trail. I didn't see anything in the description of the trail about the narrow trail and stairs. Otherwise it's a nice trail if you know where the stairs are, you can bump out onto the road to avoid these areas.

Michael Lynch
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Absolutely stunning bike trail, maybe the best in the region. Skirting golden fields with the ridges as backdrop, meandering through nature forest, enough good upheilland downhill to make for challenging moments, and of course the river!

Tania M
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Hiking

Nice and easy, mostly a bike trail. Wide and almost completely flat, was a really chill walk in the park. We ended where the canoes and kayaks were cast off, there were no benches or shade over there so we turned around. Cute little cafe across the street from the start of the trail for snacks and Italian iced as well!

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Angela Vogel
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We hiked about half the trail. It's often very close to the road and one section of it, surprisingly, is a road. I was upset and embarrassed because there is no forewarning that there will suddenly be motorized vehicles on the trail. This trail would be much more suited to mountain biking than hiking.

Kyle Hoo
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HikingRocky

Highs and lows, mounting biking portion, unsuspected part where the trail leads to the little cliff and had to hope off the bike and push it and carry it a bit before the trail regained its width.

Shelly Bailey
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Flat, easy, very pretty

Gerard Hallaren
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Trail is fairly flat and pleasant much in the shade.

Linda Long Acosta
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Hiking

Love hiking this trail!

Juan A.
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Mountain biking

I wasn't a fan of it, but it's better than not riding anything while I'm out in Pa

Laura Shrestha
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Mountain biking

Husband and I biked 15 miles of the 32 mile trail -- from Dingmans Access to Bushkill Access -- along the Delaware River. Mostly easy to moderate in this stretch; trail runs along the river. Can take a quick dip in the river; some restrooms along trail.

Russell Morales
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Hiking
First to Review

this trail is now 32 miles long

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