Salisbury, MD Birding Trails and Maps

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413 Rail to Trail

4.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

American Holly Trail

0.7 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Assateague Island Bike Path

4 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Assawoman Canal Trail

1.2 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Bob Trail

4.6 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Easton Rails-to-Trails

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Fred Hudson Road Trail

1.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

8.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Gordons Pond Trail

3.2 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Junction & Breakwater Trail

8.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Killens Pond Bike Trail

2 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Gravel

Milton Rail-Trail

0.8 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Mispillion River Greenway

1.8 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Concrete

Park Road Shared-Use Path

1.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Pinelands Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: DE
Sand

Point Lookout Railroad Trail

1 mi
State: MD
Dirt, Grass

Prickly Pear Trail

3.5 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone, Grass, Sand
Accordion

Salt Marsh Spur

1.2 mi
State: DE
Sand

Seahorse Trail

1.3 mi
State: DE
Dirt

Seaside Nature Trail

0.7 mi
State: DE
Sand

St. Michaels Nature Trail

1.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Three Notch Trail

13.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Walking Dunes Trail

2.6 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 413 Rail to Trail is located in Somerset County, Maryland. The trail will be 12 miles point-to-point when complete. The trail parallels State Route 413, which lends it its name, and is built in...
MD 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Located in southern Delaware's Trap Pond State Park, the American Holly Trail provides a short and scenic alternative to some of the park's longer pathways. Trail users can start their journey from...
DE 0.7 mi Crushed Stone
Long known for its sandy beaches and wild pony herds, beautiful and remote Assateague Island has become more bike friendly thanks to the construction of a paved, multi-use trail that allows users to...
MD 4 mi Asphalt
The Assawoman Canal Trail is a crushed stone pathway for cyclists and pedestrians that runs along the west side of its namesake waterway through Ocean View, Delaware. The canal was hand-dug in 1891...
DE 1.2 mi Crushed Stone
The Bob Trail (or simply, The Bob) in Trap Pond State Park loops around the perimeter of the 90-acre Trap Pond. The trail winds through hardwood forests, crosses a scenic dam at Raccoon Pond and...
DE 4.6 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop spans 3.3 paved miles through the scenic park. The loop offers various branches that lead off into the marshes with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Easton Rails to Trails runs from Dutchmans Lane in southern Easton, Maryland, to North Easton Park—a large sports complex—over 2.5 miles away. The trail opened in 1998 and has been a popular local...
MD 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Fred Hudson Road Trail is a mixture of asphalt sidepath and wooded crushed stone trail, running from the outskirts of the quiet town of Ocean View to the even quieter scenic remove of the Delaware...
DE 1.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Phase 1 of the long-awaited Georgetown to Lewes Rail with Trail was officially opened to the public in October 2016. When completed, the trail will extend 17 miles west to Georgetown, making it the...
DE 8.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Gordons Pond Trail is located in Cape Henlopen State Park, where it skirts the western side of Gordons Pond, a 900-acre salt water lagoon. The finely crushed gravel pathway winds through coastal...
DE 3.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
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...
DE 8.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Killens Pond Bike Trail provides non-motorized access from US 13 to Killens Pond State Park. The short trail parallels Killens Pond Road before turning south into the park along its main access...
DE 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Marshyhope Creek is a 37-mile tributary of the Nanticoke River running from Delaware to Maryland. One of the towns it passes through is Federalsburg, Maryland, where a 2.5-mile multiuse greenway...
MD 2.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Milton Rail-Trail is a short, paved pathway in the small town of Milton, allowing local residents to get out and take a quick ride or walk along a flat, off-road corridor. The newest section of...
DE 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Mispillion River Greenway runs through historic downtown Milford on both sides of the Mispillion River. The greenway, which is surfaced primarily with brick and concrete, provides scenic views of...
DE 1.8 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
Located on the marshy northern outskirts of the coastal community of Lewes, the Park Road Shared-Use Path provides a nice stretch of paved trail for cyclists and pedestrians to aid in navigating the...
DE 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Pinelands Nature Trail, Delaware's first National Recreation Trail, is a 1.5-mile loop that follows a gentle grade through pine forest and cranberry bogs on a loose sand surface. Old artillery...
DE 1.5 mi Sand
The Point Lookout Railroad Trail (also called Periwinkle Point Nature Trail) follows a corridor that was cleared in the early 1800s for a planned railroad line connecting Point Lookout, Maryland, to...
MD 1 mi Dirt, Grass
The Prickly Pear Trail is a 3.5-mile loop in Delaware Seashore State Park’s Fresh Pond area. The trail runs through young forest and open meadows, with the eastern stretch featuring a crushed stone...
DE 3.5 mi Crushed Stone, Grass, Sand
Redden State Forest, located just north of Georgetown in Sussex County, offers more than 44 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching and hunting on several thousand acres. The most...
DE 4.6 mi Dirt
Accordion
The roughly 1-mile Salt Marsh Spur bisects the popular Walking Dunes Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park. The sand trail runs from the Biden Center, which offers meeting space and accommodations for...
DE 1.2 mi Sand
The Seahorse Trail runs primarily along the western edge of Holts Landing State Park. The trail provides access to the park’s campgrounds on its trek through dense forest. Connections to the...
DE 1.3 mi Dirt
The Seaside Nature Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park takes visitors to the Seaside Nature Center around a nearly 1-mile rustic loop. A short stretch at the trail's northernmost point runs on a beach...
DE 0.7 mi Sand
The St. Michaels Nature Trail skirts the western edge of the scenic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, which was built on the site of a 17th century Anglican church that eventually lent the settlement...
MD 1.3 mi Asphalt
Southern Maryland's Three Notch Trail is a work-in-progress under the guidance of St. Mary's County and other stakeholders. When complete, the recreational trail will extend 28 miles along an...
MD 13.1 mi Asphalt
True to its name, the Walking Dunes Trail offers a pleasant hike through the dunes of Cape Henlopen State Park—specifically the “walking dunes,” which slowly move across the park. Unlike some of the...
DE 2.6 mi Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

Junction & Breakwater Trail

Very nice trail, beautiful woods

November, 2021 by cjkupfer

Stayed at Cape Henlopen State Park and found we could connect the park trail, into Lewes (permanent pylons separating you from light traffic into town). There we connected to the Lewes-Georgetown trail for a short bit, then crossed Hwy 1 at the library to the Junction-breakwater trail. Rode into Rehoboth, where we were able to ride the boardwalk(after season, not allowed summer), then found the Gordon’s Pond trail (after a mile or so on residential road) back into Helopen park. Ended up with about a 19-mile loop! Nice shade and forest on the Junction-Breakwater trail, which is probably great for summer, a little cool in the shade in Nov.

Bob Trail

Nice Easy Ride

October, 2021 by beachbum25

Nice Ride through a State Park, I have been here on Many Weekday Afternoons after work & it has never been crowded. Main Trail Loops around Trap Pond & through the Campground, some Boardwalk, some Stone, Some narrower riding through the woods on Stone Dust. Plenty of other areas in the Park to ride as well. Easy to get 10 Miles in just cursing around the Park. Very Enjoyable

Assateague Island Bike Path

Great Ride

October, 2021 by beachbum25

I have ridden this Trail many times as I live on the Maryland Shore & Go to Assateague often, I never added it here as it isn't a True Rail Trail but noticed someone had so I'll put my $.02 in. Very Flat, only hill is the Bridge over the Bay. Can be quite windy so I usually Park at Visitor Center & Ride south first as this is generally into the wind, but be sure to check the Flag when you get there as it does sometimes turn abound. Horses may be seen anywhere on the Island....you will see plenty of Horse Droppings! There are 2 Bayside Access roads which are worth a visit, there is also a Bike Trail in the State Park Campground Area that is easy to get to. It ends at a gravel Parking lot near a Construction access gate Midway down Bayberry Drive, so you can get from one Trail to the other & add some variety to your ride. No Ocean Views from the Trail but there are plenty of spots where you can stop in The National Park Campground Loops & walk up over the Dunes. Trail Ends at OSV Zone, which requires a Permit. I often Bring My Jeep & make a Day of it here, but it gets VERY Crowded on Summer Weekends. You can always Bike in even when there are Massive Summer Backups on the Road. Easy to get 10 - 15 miles in here if you get Creative.

Accordion

Gordons Pond Trail

Great Scenic Ride

October, 2021 by rideforever

I loved this ride. It is a great, well maintained trail.

It is a bit of a ride from our place in Selbyville, but it is well worth the trip to to ride the trails in the Rehoboth-Lewes area and avoid the aggressive drivers in our area.

I did modify the ride a bit. I started at the beginning of the Breakwater Junction trail and rode to Lewes. I did have to ride on the road for a short distance to get over the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal to get to Cape Henlopen State Park.

If you want a longer ride, you can connect with the Lewes Georgetown rail trail. I does not go all the way to Georgetown yet, but it will be a nice long ride when it is finished.

Junction & Breakwater Trail

loved it!

October, 2021 by hepdj

This trail is really beautiful. It’s hard to believe you leave the outlet mall and 30 seconds you’re on this beautiful secluded trail! Very well maintained. It was 3.8 miles from the Tanger outlet detour entrance to Lewes.

Three Notch Trail

Inconsistency on the trail

September, 2021 by joneslesliem

Visited the trail today at the chancellors run end after 0.36 of a mile the paved ground disappeared at the end of the Walmart (which put me in the street) and picked back up at the McDonald’s with no warning to trail users on how to connect to the other end. This was very confusing and interfered with my timed run. There are no proper signs welcoming you to the trail.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Simply a beautiful and well maintained trail

September, 2021 by dfink4437

Recently relocated to the area and I couldn’t wait to explore the bike trails and learn a bit more about the area. This trail is magnificent!

Three Notch Trail

Barn kitties update

September, 2021 by c8

Even after almost two years (of no reviews), the barn kitties mentioned in a couple of the earlier reviews are still there! I couldn't believe it! In fact, I thought, "there's no way those cats are there now", but there was something in the middle of the trail ahead...I thought it might be a groundhog, but it didn't move as I got closer. In fact, it was a barn cat, lounging in the sun, and as soon as I stopped, it sauntered right up to me and gave me so much affection! Never even wandered away! *I* was the one who finally had to leave. Also, another barn cat came sauntering over; it was friendly enough, but was easily bored, lol, and just as soon walked back to the barn.

As for the trail itself, it is still well-maintained (maintenance was even going on that day) and a pleasant ride thru country. I parked at the Charlotte Hall Library, which has a bathroom (important!). I live an hour away and I'd say it's worth the drive. You are not just biking/walking thru woods, so there is some variation in scenery; woods, farms, backyards, a couple of places with horses.

Prickly Pear Trail

Peaceful and pretty

August, 2021 by keylights

I’m staying in a beach house in a community across from the park entrance on the Coastal Highway. The written review is accurate. Nothing challenging, entirely flat. I’d say about 90% of the entire loop is in shade under the trees’ canopy. Walkers and bikers, but not crowded on a week-day mid-afternoon. Fun diversion from the beach. Four stars because it goes by fast on a bike passing mostly light forest, with one water view. Did two loops. Peaceful and pretty…

Prickly Pear Trail

Gem

August, 2021 by motbluehen

Tranquility at it’s finest! Love having this trail so close to home for the dogs too.

Easton Rails-to-Trails

Great for walking

August, 2021 by zwmt6fsw9v

I really enjoy walking the bike trail. People along the trail have been very friendly. I would love for more trails to be installed in Easton. It such a quaint town. As far as the comment about trash. It’s not below me to pick up from litter bugs. I carry my trash picker on every walk with a bag. There are plenty of trash receptacle along the path. Earth day is everyday! Love the beautiful trees and plants along the path.

Assateague Island Bike Path

nice bike ride

July, 2021 by kitkat5578

Always a breeze, crossing the bridge is the best view of OC. Saw 4 wild ponies grazing, on my ride, right on the bike path… deer were all around as well. Wish it was longer ride and went by the beach !!!

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