Seaford, DE Birding Trails and Maps

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Assateague Island Bike Path

4 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Bob Trail

4.9 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Cold Spring Bike Path

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Cross Island Trail

6 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Easton Rails-to-Trails

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Gordons Pond Trail

3.2 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Junction & Breakwater Trail

6.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Kent Island South Trail

5.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Killens Pond Bike Trail

2.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Gravel

Middle Township Bike Path

8.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Mispillion River Greenway

1.8 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Concrete

New Castle Battery Park Trail

1.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Pinelands Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: DE
Sand

Prickly Pear Trail

3.5 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone, Grass, Sand

Salt Marsh Spur

1.2 mi
State: DE
Sand

Seahorse Trail

1.3 mi
State: DE
Dirt
Accordion

Seaside Nature Trail

0.7 mi
State: DE
Sand

St. Michaels Nature Trail

1.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Walking Dunes Trail

2.6 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Wayne Gilchrest Trail

1.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Wildwood Crest Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

1.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 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 Bike Loop in Cape Henlopen State Park is a nearly 3.5-mile paved trail through the scenic park. The loop offers various branches that lead off into the marshes with wide vistas of the Atlantic...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Jersey shore was a major vacation destination for residents of the Delaware Valley region throughout the early 20th century. From the 1890s to 1930s, two parallel railroad lines—the Atlantic City...
NJ 2.7 mi Asphalt
Maryland's Cross Island Trail spans Kent Island, east to west, in Queen Anne's County, providing multiple points of access to everything from libraries and schools to ball fields and the waterfront....
MD 6 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
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, which parallels an active, but little-used freight...
DE 6 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 6.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Kent Island South Trail is one of two popular recreational trails (along with the Cross Island Trail) on Maryland's Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay. The trail runs parallel...
MD 5.8 mi Asphalt
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 2.3 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
Cape May’s 8.9-mile Middle Township Bike Path and 2.7-mile Cold Spring Bike Path were fully connected in summer 2017. Riders can begin their journey at US 9/Sandman Boulevard in Lower Township across...
NJ 8.9 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
The trail begins in Battery Park and extends 1.5 miles along the Delaware River. The popular Battery Park is a draw for residents and visitors alike. The park gets its name from the cannons once sited...
DE 1.7 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 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 mi Dirt
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
Accordion
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
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
The Wayne Gilchrest Trail, which opened on Earth Day in 2012, runs along the southern edge of the historic Maryland Eastern Shore community of Chestertown. The trail connects Washington College to the...
MD 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Wildwood Crest Bike Path is a one-mile bike path that runs along the beach from East Cresse Avenue to East Rambler Road.
NJ 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The 1.4 mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail is a paved, multi-use greenway that connects the Auburn Valley State Park with the nearby village of Yorklyn Mills in the scenic hills of northern Delaware. The...
DE 1.4 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Kent Island South Trail

Quiet ride

October, 2020 by lshock55

Enjoyed the ride. Nicely paved path. Not many people on trail. Would recommend this to anyone.

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.

Accordion

Cross Island Trail

Fun trail

October, 2020 by leojlynch

We loved this trail and will definitely ride it again.

Cross Island Trail

Nice ride on a newly paved trail

October, 2020 by tlockman11

Nice mix of wooded and open trail, good views of the waterfront. Will do this ride again.

Kent Island South Trail

South Trail a nice short ride

October, 2020 by tlockman11

We enjoyed the trail on a beautiful October afternoon. Trail traffic was very light and the trail's new pavement made the ride very nice. It's about 12 miles round trip and the pier at Romancoke is a nice stop. Just wish the trail was a few miles longer or connected to the Cross Island Trail.

Cross Island Trail

Maintenance Update

September, 2020 by imjokelly

9/27/20. Was just on this trail. Yes, there is a bit of maintenances work underway, but now there is a clearly marked detour. The detour is on the adjacent road, but it is short (less than 300 yards), clearly marked, and on a wide shoulder.

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.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Rode the entire trail and back with the family. It was a bit tiring towing the little ones behind me but the whole family had a blast!

September, 2020 by jrt002

Rode the entire trail and back with the family. It was a bit tiring towing the little ones behind me but the whole family had a blast!

Middle Township Bike Path

Not pleasant

September, 2020 by montclairrich

We started at the Cape May Zoo (north end of the path). The path consists of an asphalt strip, straight as an arrow in a 60' wide clearing filled with dead vegetation and between 2 rows of high voltage utility poles. The path was closed 2 miles in and we were forced to detour along busy Route 9. After we found our way back to the path, it was closed again a mile farther South. It was the same story - closed for construction with no Detour signs. We gave up at that point. Maybe someday the path will be re-opened and it will have nice plantings. But for now - go elsewhere.

Prickly Pear Trail

Horseshoe Crab Graveyard

September, 2020 by benbowne

Peaceful forested ride out to a point overlooking the bay where you will encounter a horseshoe crab “graveyard” due to tidal conditions. Easy path conditions for our kids (11 & 7).

Cross Island Trail

Flat easy riding, scenic, shaded & sun, porta potty

September, 2020 by flyway50

I was just at the trail this tuesday 9/8/2020 and unfortunately most of the trail was closed due to maintenance. They have been repaving the trail and it's awesome !
They had no warning of this closure until I was about 3 miles into it, then the trail was blocked off and marked closed.

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