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 dunes". The trail passes by World War II fire towers and passes areas used heavily by a resisdent deer population.
A popular stopping point along the trail is the observation tower, where visitors can climb a spiral staircase for panoramic vies of the Cape Region.
The state park itself has miles of Atlantic seashore to enjoy, a nature center, lighthouse, and fishing and camping areas. The Cape is a stopping point for thousands of migrating birds during the spring and horseshoe crabs lay their eggs on the bayside beaches - providing energy for the migrating birds.
Parking and Trail Access
From downtown Lewes, DE - follow Savannah Road and signs for the Ferry Terminal to Cape May. Turn right on Cape Henlopen Drive and follow it to the park entrance for Cape Henlopen State Park. There is an $8 park entry fee for automobiles. Parking is available at the Bath House, Nature Center, Campgrounds or Great Dune.
Cape Henlopen St. Park's bike loop
Sept. 2011 - I'm from Delaware and camped for the first time at Cape Henlopen State Park. LOVE this wide, paved, mostly shady trail that passes next to dunes, campgrounds a nature center, fishing pier, beaches, observation tours and WWII and maritime ...