New York’s Erie Canal Trip Elevation Profile
The towpath that runs parallel to the Erie Canal is a smooth, flat ride. Enjoy three days on this crushed limestone surface, and your first day on paved roads. Besides minor elevation changes over longer distances, the Erie Canal tour is a smooth, easy trip for beginners.
Below is a sampling of the ride elevation profiles from each day of the tour. This is a representative group– it may not include all ride options and it may not be the entire ride of each day. Keep in mind the scale of the image can distort both the steepness up and down of these rides.
Don’t be alarmed by sudden spikes in elevation gain – the GPS tracking cannot account for bridges and tunnels. On a bridge crossing, it reads down to the ground level. Same as a tunnel passing. Instead of reading to the tunnel surface, it reads to the ground level above the tunnel – thus looking like a sudden spike in elevation gain.
Day 1: Fort Niagara to Vizcarra Vineyards
37.4 miles; + 602 ft / – 470 ft
Day 2: Lockport to Hulberton
36.1 miles; + 265 ft / – 328 ft
Day 3: Hulberton to Pittsford
34.0 miles; + 622 ft / – 663 ft
Day 4: Pittsford to Newark
27.5 miles; + 290 ft / – 315 ft
To check out the tour overview, follow the link for Erie Canal details.
Wilderness Voyageurs operates bike tours around the US, choose from road rides, rail trail tours, or mountain bike tours. We are based in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, right next to the Great Allegheny Passage.
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Ohiopyle PA, 15470