The Tri-Valley Trail is an easy-to-follow loop that begins and ends on Hopkins Road in White Clay Creek State Park near the park's nature center. From the nature center parking lot, walk to Hopkins Road and cross it to find the beginning of the trail. After 1 mile, the trail turns left, passes the parking lot near Wedgewood Road and crosses a bridge over White Clay Creek.
Most of this trail has a natural surface, but there is crushed stone along a short portion of the trail after the bridge; follow this segment because it is there to indicate the direction of this rail-trail. The old railroad was located on the side of the creek; shortly after the bridge look for a sign, which provides information on the railroad's history.
Along the way, the trail connects to several longer, steeper hiking/biking trails that cross the MasonDixon Line into Pennsylvania, but staying near the creek will keep you on the course of this rail-trail.
The Park is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.
Parking and Trail Access
To begin at the center of the trail, take State Route 896 (New London Road) northwest out of Newark. Turn right onto Wedgewood Road and follow it to the end. Parking is on the left, and the trail goes north and east of the parking lot.
Parking at the nature center can be reached by taking State Route 896 (New London Road) northwest of Newark. Turn right onto Hopkins Road after you pass the main entrance to White Clay Creek State Park, and follow the signs to the nature center. From there, backtrack on the road to the trail across Hopkins Road.
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