Battery Park Trail
A Universal Access 3.7 mile long shared use path 30 minutes away
Effort: This shared use path 1.84 miles long (3.7 ,miles round trip) has a Flat Equivalent Length of 2 miles and merits an Overall Grade Rating of Universal Access. Click the map below for more detailed information, and click here for information on our grades and grade rating system.
Stress: As a shared use path, this is rated as very low stress for users.
Universal Access: This path meets all standards for surface, obstacles, cross-slope, and passing spaces for a Universal Access walking path but exceed standards for shared use paths because of running grades.
Other features: This is a busy trail, running alongside the Delaware River often within feet of the beach. The southern mile and a half is generally shaded. There are plenty of benches along the way. Take a walk on the pier or into old New Castle for ice cream to extend your outing.
Connections: You can continue on to the Jack Markell Trail by riding about a 1/2 mile on quiet streets, to add 12 miles to your round trip
Getting there: Click here (or on the map) for directions to parking on West 3rd St.
Trail maps: Click here to open the map in a new window.
To see the grade in each direction for each 10' section on the map to the left, click on Filter and select the direction (remember to toggle the filter on).
Click on Legend to see the symbols indicating different grades.
Click Home to re-center the map on the trail.
Click Your Location to track your progress while you hike.