Salisbury, MD Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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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

4.9 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

Silver Lake Park Trail

0.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Smyrna-Clayton Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

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 4.9 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
Dover's Silver Lake Park Trail is a short and pleasant paved trail that runs through the city's Silver Lake Park, a popular recreation site for (licensed) fishing, family outings, and relaxing...
DE 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Providing over a mile of trail between the Kent County communities of Smyrna and Clayton, the Smyrna-Clayton Bike Path is a nifty recreational asset that offers a nice path for outdoor exercise as...
DE 1.5 mi Asphalt
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

St. Michaels Nature Trail

short and sweet

April, 2021 by larogan

Easy parking at small clean park, then hop on paved flat trail. A couple of nice water views and a covered bridge. Crosses several neighborhood streets with minimal car activity. Very nice.

Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail

Nice for a stroll

April, 2021 by kabolster

Asphalt uneven by church parking lot, but otherwise well-maintained. Saw 2 blue heron, killdeer, and sparrows. Some activity by boat ramp, otherwise we were the only people on the path. WCs by Marina Park and at boat ramp. Drizzly day when we walked, but we will come back again.

Bob Trail

Nature Ride

March, 2021 by bettiedunkin

Very nice paved ride!

Accordion

Bob Trail

Absolutely loved it, very peaceful. Nice walk with my daughter & dog.

March, 2021 by tabkat32

Absolutely loved it, very peaceful. Nice walk with my daughter & dog.

Seahorse Trail

beautiful

February, 2021 by nathalielanger

easy trail : forest, marsh, bay

Redden State Forest Headquarters Loop Trail

Beware - No trail markings!

January, 2021 by msscottwg

While scenic, this trail is not marked at all. Even while on the outside trail loop, it was difficult to tell which direction to go at major trail intersections. Trail markings are essential to communicate where a hiker is currently, and where you need to go next. If you don't have WiFi, you can't count on referencing GPS or TrailLinks online map--which can be downright unsafe if you're a novice hiker or have young children.

Gordons Pond Trail

Great ride!

January, 2021 by david.morrison_tl

Well-maintained. Things to do along the way, if you choose. Herons everywhere for bird-lovers. Great panoramic view from Lewes to Rehoboth. Highly recommend.

Prickly Pear Trail

Family friendly trail

December, 2020 by qaix3sm8vw

Visited at the end of December and it was a great trail to do with kids ages 11, 8, and 5. Plenty to explore and nicely maintained, flat trail. Plenty of trees offer some protection from the wind.

Prickly Pear Trail

Fresh Pond DE State Park prickly pear

November, 2020 by kferrusi

Well kept, wide trail on level ground; it was a great walk. Some bike riders went by with plenty of room to spare. The air smelled fresh and clean. We walked all of the trails in the park in one outing. We will return in all seasons. And it was quiet. We could hear Rte 1 from time to time; but it was not intrusive.

Assateague Island Bike Path

Nice Flat Ride

October, 2020 by ringogarcia1972

We just took a crisp mid-October ride and it was very doable, flat, and easy. The bridge over had a great view of Ocean City. Only downside is you may ride along backup of cars getting into park. On the horses, its good to manage your expectations. You definitely know they are there because there are plenty of horse pies on the trail that you may need to dodge. We actually did see one after going off a side trail. One frustrated woman yelled out to the Park Ranger asking where the horses were. Answer: “They are wild mam! I cant tell you where they are at any given time.” ¿¿

Seahorse Trail

Holt Landing State Park

October, 2020 by benbowne

Best of both worlds - bayside ride and forest ride. Great playground for the kids. Picnic areas along the way just off the trail with tables/benches.

Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail

Bridges over Dorchester County

September, 2020 by benbowne

Scenic ride by and over water. Three playgrounds along the way. Good spots to stop and fish and/or picnic.

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