Route: Delaware River Canals Loop (NJ, PA)

Submitted by beckinabox on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 07:29am
New Jersey, US
Pennsylvania, US
61.1 mi
Vertical Gain
280 ft

This route takes place on the historic Delaware & Raritan Canal path in New Jersey and the historic Delaware Canal towpath in Pennsylvania. The canals and their towpaths were originally constructed in the 1830's and a portion of this route on the New Jersey side is a former rail line constructed in the 1850's.

This is an extremely popular area for recreation seekers. Weekends see the paths filled with walkers, runners and cyclists.

This route is a single 61.10 mile loop consisting of 5 smaller loops (the popular Delaware River Loop Trails). It is connected by the 1931 Uhlerstown–Frenchtown Bridge on the Northern portion of the loop and the 1884 Calhoun Street Bridge on the Southern portion of the loop. The Calhoun Street Bridge is the oldest river crossing between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

GPS Track