Best trails in New Hope, Pennsylvania

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Explore the most popular trails near New Hope with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Top trails (4)
#1 - Delaware Canal: New Hope to Washington Crossing
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
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 loopShow more
#2 - Bowman Hill
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
There is a $6 fee to enter the wildflower preserve and a $7 fee if you want to climb the tower.Show more
#3 - Bowman Hill Wildflower Reserve
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
#4 - Delaware Canal: Hendrick Island to New Hope
Delaware Canal State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Suburbanized trail with many nice homes right on the canal. (5 miles) This section of the Delaware Canal is very suburbanized, with many very nice homes right on the canal. Most of the homes have canoes in the back yard, clearly owned by people who fully appreciate the waterway. The town of New Hope is a beautiful and interresting community on the canal and is well worth a stop. There is a working barge, the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, shops, restaurants and Bed & Breakfasts. As with the entirety of the canal towpath, the surface is of a crushed red stope, is even, smooth and flat. Crossing the bridge at New Hope and returning North to Bulls Island makes a loop of 13.6 miles.Show more