Trails in This Area
The Basha Kill D&H Canal (Towpath) is a flat, even multi-use trail that is relatively easy to complete. It ranges from Easy to Moderate (because of the distance). You can access the trail at different locations so you do not have to complete the entire trail all at once. It runs from one gate to another on the towpath.According to our Google Map to the right, the trail is shown as the Blue Line.
Formerly the Delaware and Hudson Canal, which carried coal from northeast PA to New York City in the 19th century, the D&H is now a National Historic Landmark. To learn more about the D&H Canal, visit the Delaware and Hudson Transportation Heritage Council website.
Find the trail within the NYS Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area. To learn more about the Basha Kill, visit the Basha Kill Area Association website. Also, the Basha Kill Area Association has published a Map of the Basha Kill Area. For the NY-NJ Trail Conference Map of the SRT trail (which shows the D & H Canal), click here.
The Basha Kill O & W railbed is part of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT). For the NY-NJ Trail Conference Map of the SRT trail, click here.
To continue on the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT) and to learn more about the Shawangunk Ridge Trail/Long Path see the “Long Path (SRT)” hikes. This portion of the trail becomes increasingly more difficult. The O & W trail ranges from Easy to Moderate (depending how long you hike the trail for) There are a number of different locations where you can start and stop hiking the trail. For our Google Map purposes, the Trail is the red line.