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Walking at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Visitors can explore forests, fields, and historic structures along several pathways throughout both sections of the park, including the historic Taylorsville Village.

Washington Crossing Historic Park Trail Map (PDF)

Delaware Canal Towpath

0.8 mile in the park  |   Easiest hiking  |   Point-to-point trail   |   No blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, biking
Trailhead amenities: non-flush restrooms

The 60-mile long Delaware Canal State Park towpath runs from Easton to Bristol with a five-mile section that connects the lower and upper portions of Washington Crossing Historic Park. The towpath is part of the D&L Trail, the foundation of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and bird watchers.

It can be accessed from Washington Crossing Historic Park at SR 532 in the lower section or at the Thompson-Neely House of the upper section.

Trail Definitions

Difficulty Ratings

Easiest -- For beginner trail users. Grade is gentle with few obstacles.
More Difficult -- For the majority of trail users. Grade is steeper and trails narrower with embedded rocks or roots on the trail surface.
Most Difficult -- For trail users with advanced skills. Grade is steep and provides a definite physical challenge. Routes may not be well marked. Elevation gain or loss is severe.

Trail Route Type

Loop -- Start and end at the same location and follow a single trail to form a loop.
Out-and-back -- Start and end at a trailhead and follow a single trail to an endpoint or specific point of interest, then return along the same route.
Point-to-point -- Trails are generally longer in distance and parks may often contain only a portion of the trail within their boundary. Hiker starts and ends in different locations, often requiring a shuttle.
Connector -- Begin and end in connection with another trail or trails but do not terminate at a trailhead.