Hiking Trails in Delaware

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  • Bicycle Trail - Cape Henlopen State Park

    State: DE
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bicycle Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park is a 3.5 mile paved loop trail through the park. The loop offers various branches that lead off into the marshes with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the opportunity to explore the "walking ...
  • Boundary Trail (DE)

    State: DE
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Boundary Trail at Trap Pond State Park is a paved loop trail that circles around the perimeter of the 90 - acre Trap Pond. The trail offers winding stretches through harwood forests, crosses a scenic dam at Raccooon Pond and travels over boardwalk ...
  • Christina Riverwalk

    State: DE
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Christina Riverwalk is short (1.3 miles) but pleasant pathway along the Christina River, between the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge and the end of S. Popular Street, just beyond Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. The trail offers access to ...
  • Gordons Pond Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

    Gordons Pond Trail is located in Cape Henlopen State Park and skirts the western side of Gordons Pond, a 900-acre salt water lagoon. The finely crushed gravel pathway winds through coastal maritime forest, grassy marshes, and sandy dunes. The ...
  • James F. Hall Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 1.76 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The James F. Hall rail-with-trail packs a lot into a short stretch: Its paved surface is great for bicycling, inline skating and strolling, and there are multiple playgrounds, picnic areas and access points along the route. Best of all, this ...
  • Junction and Breakwater Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    This beautiful, pine-studded rail-trail winds through Cape Henlopen State Park next to wetlands and farmland, offering a break from the nearby beaches and eclectic shopping areas. The trail runs from Wolfe Neck in Lewes to the town of Rehoboth ...
  • Junction and Breakwater Rail Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 16.8 miles
    Surface:

    Plans are on the table to develop a Rail-with-Trail that will connect Georgetown, Delaware to the existing trails outside Lewes, Delaware. DeDOT is scheduling public meetings to discuss possible routing for the trails which will parallel a section ...
  • Killens Pond Bikeway

    State: DE
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Bike Trail begins outside of the park along Killens Pond Road passing Lake Forest High School. The trail crosses the main entrance, then turns into the Park. It is on an easy grade over a paved or crushed stone surface. Trail users will ...
  • Little Jersey Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Little Jersey Trail loops through the park on packed earth surface. The trail is wide to accommodate shared-use among hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Trail users will traverse forested areas and the edges of fields and get a full appreciation ...
  • Lums Pond State Park trails

    State: DE
    Length: 17.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Covering 200 ...
  • Michael Castle Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Michael Castle Trail, named after the former Governor and U.S. Congressman, currently offers a scenic 6.2 mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The C&D Canal was built in the early 1800s ...
  • Mispillion River Greenway (east & west of Milford)

    State: DE
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Mispillion River Greenway is located on South Washington Street along the Mispillion River. The greenway provides a peaceful view of the lovely Mispillion River. The greenway is surfaced with brick and concrete. For more information contact ...
  • New Castle Industrial Track

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    New Castle Industrial Track follows an abandoned rail corridor and will eventually link New Castle with the Wilmington waterfront. Already the trail spans nearly 4 miles in two disconnected segments between Christina River and the Delaware River. The ...
  • Northern Delaware Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Northern Delaware Greenway Trail spans 9 miles of northern New Castle County from Fox Point State Park on the Delaware River to the Brandywine Creek and the City of Wilmington. This urban trail connects with Wilmington's Walkway System and ...
  • Pineland Trail - Cape Henlopen State Park

    State: DE
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Sand

    The Pineland Trail is a two-mile loop that meanders on a gentle grade through coastal upland pine forest over packed and loose sand. Nature enthusiasts will discover four species of pine, including loblolly, Virginia, pitch, and black, as well ...
  • Pomeroy Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 4.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Pomeroy Rail-Trail offers both urban connections to the University of Delaware campus, Newark Shopping Center, DART Transit Hub, and the downtown area, as well as the recreational amenities of White Clay Creek State Park. To further enjoy ...
  • Prickly Pear Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Grass, Sand

    This trail offers a 3-mile loop perfect for exploring the park, and a 0.3 mile side trail that leads to a view of the Indian River Bay. The trail is wide with a grass or packed sand surface and is open to hiking, bicycling, and seasonal horseback ...
  • Redden State Forest Headquarters Loop Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Redden State Forest is located just north of Georgetown in Sussex County. The state forest offers more than 44 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching and hunting on several thousands acres. The most popular trail is a four-mile ...
  • Riverview Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Riverview Trail makes a loop through Fox Point State Park along the Delaware River in Wilmington. The trail circles an open field along the west bank of the river.
  • Salt Marsh Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Sand

    The trail intersects the Walking Dunes Trail approximately at its midpoint. This 1.1 mile spur offers opportunities for plant and wildlife observation and views of tidal marsh along its gentle path of packed and loose sand.
  • Seahorse Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Seahorse Trail provides access to the western portion of the Holts Landing park. The trail travels over packed earth along forest edge, open meadow, and dense forest.
  • Seaside Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Sand

    The Seaside Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park is a .6 mile trail taking visitors from the Seaside Nature Center to the Delaware Bay beach where you can continue to walk miles of beach at your leisure. This flat, loose sandy surface trail offers ...
  • Trap Pond State Park Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone

    Very nice multi use trail system in an underused & understaffed State Park. Five mile loop around Trap Pond is accomplished by following the Loblolly & American Holly trails. Plenty of other side trails & Park Roads give the user plenty of options. ...
  • Tri-Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Tri-Valley Trail begins at Hopkins Road, near the nature center in White Clay Creek State Park, and travels south just shy of a mile to Wedgewood Road. The natural-surface trail parallels the west side of White Clay Creek and is surrounded ...
  • Walking Dunes Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Sand

    The trail travels through wooded uplands, traverses tidal marsh, and terminates at The Great Dune. It follows a gentle grade, suitable for all levels of hiking fitness, over sand, crushed shells, or pavement for 2 miles. In late spring, look ...
  • White Clay Creek State Park trails (part of the Northern Delaware Greenway)

    State: DE
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    White Clay Creek State Park was created in 1968 when the state purchased 24 acres of land. The park has since grown to almost 2,500 scenic acres in the continuing effort to preserve and protect the natural resources of the valley. The park has ...