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58th Street Greenway

1.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Atlantic County Bikeway

7.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Battery Park Trail

1.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Berlin Road Sidepath

0.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Brandywine Trail

2.9 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Broadneck Peninsula Trail

1.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Buena Borough Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Canning House Run Trail

0.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Capital City Trail

1.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Brick, Concrete

Chester Creek Trail

2.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Chester Riverfront Trail

1.35 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Chester Valley Trail

14.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Cobbs Creek Trail

3.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Cold Spring Bike Path

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Cross Island Trail

6.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Darby Creek Trail (Pennsylvania)

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Delaware River Trail

2.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Brick
Accordion

Dennis Township Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Downs Park Trail

5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt

Easton Rails-to-Trails

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

9.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Gordons Pond Trail

3.2 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Goshen Road Trail

0.9 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Hammonton Bike Path

0.25 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Hazlettville/North Shared-Use Path

1.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Isaac Branch Greenway Trail

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Jack A. Markell Trail

5.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Boardwalk

James F. Hall Trail

1.8 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

James T. Corcoran Memorial Greenway

2.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

John Heinz Refuge Trail

7.7 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

John N. Balis Bikeway

0.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Junction & Breakwater Trail

8.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Kent Island South Trail

5.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Killens Pond Bike Trail

2 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Liseter Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone

Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Gravel

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

1.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail

12.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Middle Township Bike Path

8.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Mill Creek Greenway (DE)

3.1 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Milton Rail-Trail

0.8 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Mispillion River Greenway

1.8 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Concrete

Monroe Township Bike Path

6.3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Newark Reservoir Trail

1.8 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

North Wildwood Seawall Trail

0.8 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

10.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

POW/MIA Parkway Shared-Use Path

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Park Road Shared-Use Path

1.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail

4.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Gravel

Ridley Creek State Park Trail

4.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Route 273 Multi-Use Trail

1.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Schuylkill River Trail

71.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Silver Lake Park Trail

0.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Smyrna-Clayton Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Sorenson's Way

1.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

St. Michaels Nature Trail

1.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

State Route 141 Sidepath

1.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Struble Trail

2.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

The Lions' Trail

0.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Tinicum Township Trail

0.72 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

United States Avenue Trail

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Wayne Gilchrest Trail

2.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Wildwood Crest Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Wilmington Riverwalk

1.4 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Concrete

Woodbine Railroad Trail

3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

0.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Although just 1.4 miles long, the 58th Street Greenway is an important connector in the southwestern Philadelphia neighborhood of Kingsessing. Although most of the greenway is off-road trail, note...
PA 1.4 mi Asphalt
If you’re looking for a change of luck on your gambling getaway to Atlantic City, try visiting the 7.6-mile Atlantic County Bikeway. The paved trail runs straight and flat as it offers a relaxing...
NJ 7.6 mi Asphalt
New Castle’s Battery Park Trail begins in its eponymous park and extends 1.7 miles along the Delaware River. Battery Park is adjacent to Historic New Castle, a charming downtown area with parks,...
DE 1.7 mi Asphalt
Maryland's Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail links to Delaware's Michael Castle Trail; both run along the north bank of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal and meet at the state line. The...
MD 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Berlin Road Sidepath provides a pleasant, shaded paved trail for biking and walking in the community of Lindenwold. Stretching between Linden Avenue and Gibbsboro Road, the trail runs along the...
NJ 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Brandywine Trail follows the course of its namesake creek through over two miles of Brandywine Creek State Park, emerging at the northern end at the entrance to the Brandywine Valley area of First...
DE 2.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Broadneck Peninsula Trail is 1.2 miles of asphalt walking and biking pathway in east Annapolis. The trail runs parallel to College Parkway, from Green Holly Drive to Old Cape St. Claire Road,...
MD 1.2 mi Asphalt
This bike path begins along Southwest Boulevard at Harding Highway (US 40). It continues alongside the boulevard, then crosses Central Avenue and slipping into Bruno Melini Memorial Park, Buena’s...
NJ 1.9 mi Asphalt
Nearly a mile in length, the Canning House Run Trail extends from the entrance to the Perryville boat ramp south along the west side of Roundhouse Drive to the historic Rodgers Tavern at the...
MD 0.8 mi Asphalt
Cape Henlopen State Park, on Delaware’s Atlantic coastline, is one of the state’s must-see destinations. William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania) once owned much of the land that’s now the park, but in...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Capital City Trail forms an important leg in the evolving Saint Jones River Greenway trail system in the Dover area, creating a link between the three-mile Isaac Branch Greenway Trail and the...
DE 1.5 mi Asphalt, Brick, Concrete
The nearly 3-mile long Chester Creek Trail is finally a reality after nearly two decades of planning.  Phase 1 of the multi-use trail was opened to the public in late 2016. It follows the path of the...
PA 2.8 mi Asphalt
The 1.35 mile-long Chester Riverfront Trail is a great way to experience the Delaware River. Part of an urban renewal project that also includes the adjacent Barry Bridge Park, Subaru Park Stadium and...
PA 1.35 mi Asphalt
The Chester Valley Trail provides opportunities for recreation and alternative transportation in the congested commercial center at the northern edge of Greater Philadelphia. The paved rail-trail...
PA 14.8 mi Asphalt
Cobbs Creek Trail runs through the borough of Lansdowne, just west of Philadelphia. The paved pathway offers a scenic route along its tree-lined namesake creek from the 63rd Street Station to Cobbs...
PA 3.7 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
Explore the best of the Eastern Shore on Queen Anne’s County’s Cross Island Trail, which runs the width of Kent Island from east to west, stretching between two nature parks. With many access points...
MD 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Darby Creek Trail winds along a wooded creek through the western neighborhoods of Haverford Township, just outside of Philadelphia. The trail's southern end is anchored by Merry Place, a...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
The Delaware River Trail hugs the Philadelphia waterfront proving access to parks and recreational amenities. It's part of a larger effort called The Circuit, which will link 750 miles of trail...
PA 2.1 mi Asphalt, Brick
Located within the New Castle County park, the Delcastle Recreational Park Walking Trail forms an almost two-mile loop around the perimeter of the recreation site, providing cyclists and pedestrians...
DE 1.8 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Dennis Township Bike Path can be found in Cape May County in South Jersey and is part of the Cape May County Trail Network. The trail begins on Woodbine Boulevard, behind the South Seaville Fire...
NJ 2.4 mi Asphalt
Downs Park Trail is located in Downs Park on the Chesapeake Bay just north of Gibson Island. The 3.5-mile perimeter trail is paved, popular for walkers and cyclists alike, and an additional 1.5 miles...
MD 5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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 Georgetown-Lewes Trail is popular for its relatively flat route that runs through tree-lined countryside into the coastal town of Lewes before ending in an oceanside state park. The trail is part...
DE 9.6 mi Asphalt
The Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail, formerly known as the Blackwood Railroad Trail, is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path in Blackwood, Gloucester Township. The bikeway is constructed on an...
NJ 2.7 mi Asphalt
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
The Goshen Road Trail runs through Newtown Township, which lies about 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Just shy of a mile, the crushed-stone trail offers a great place for a quick run. The route, which...
PA 0.9 mi Gravel
The Hammonton Bike Path is being built on the former Philadelphia and Atlantic City mainline to Atlantic City, which started service in July of 1877. This railroad later became the Philadelphia...
NJ 0.25 mi Asphalt
Traversing the western edge of Dover, the Hazlettville/North Shared-Use Path is a sidepath trail that follows the southern side of Hazlettville Road and W North Street, providing a wide asphalt...
DE 1.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Part of an emerging network of trails in the Dover area called the St. Jones River Greenway, the Isaac Branch Greenway Trail offers over three miles of completed, paved trail, providing a mixture of...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Spanning 5.5 miles, the Jack A. Markell Trail (JAM Trail)—named after a former Delaware governor—is part of a trail system that connects the Wilmington river­front with New Castle. The asphalt...
DE 5.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The James F. Hall Trail, named for the City of Newark’s late parks and recreation director, packs a lot into a short stretch. Its paved surface is great for bicycling, inline skating, and stroller and...
DE 1.8 mi Asphalt
The James T. Corcoran Memorial Greenway is a paved trail that runs through several New Castle County parks between Newark and Wilmington, traversing wooded land along the route of the Christina River...
DE 2.3 mi Asphalt
The John Heinz Refuge Trail and various footpaths at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum stand in stark contrast to the urban setting that surrounds this refuge. At different points on this...
PA 7.7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The John N. Balis Bikeway is a half-mile paved trail along a former rail corridor that now serves as an electrical transmission right of way in the suburban community of Runnemede. The southern end...
NJ 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Junction & Breakwater Trail follows a section of the former Penn Central railroad, connecting the Delaware beach towns of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Winding through 4.1 miles of Cape Henlopen State...
DE 8.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Kent Island South Trail is one of two popular recreational trails on Maryland’s Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay (the other is the Cross Island Trail). 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 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Liseter Trail is a multipurpose recreation pathway in Newtown Square, west of Philadelphia. The mile-long trail skirts the edge of the Liseter subdivision on State Route 252/ Newtown Street to the...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these...
MD 2.5 mi 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 Maurice River Bikeway Trail provides access to shops, recreational parks, and riverside riding all in one. Starting behind the city hall, travelers will be just off the river on Ware Avenue in...
NJ 1.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail offers a scenic 12.4-mile route along the north shore of the Chesa­peake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The popular trail is named after the former...
DE 12.4 mi Asphalt
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 Mill Creek Greenway is a paved, multi-use pathway that runs through nicely wooded grounds in suburban New Castle County. The trail follows a portion of its namesake creek, winding its way along...
DE 3.1 mi Asphalt
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
The Monroe Township Bike Path carries visitors through the tranquil woodlands of the Glassboro Wildlife Management Area as it connects the southern New Jersey suburban towns of Glassboro and...
NJ 6.3 mi Asphalt
Situated on hilly land on the northern edge of Newark, the Newark Reservoir was built in 2006 to capture water from the nearby White Clay Creek watershed - and thanks to the paved Newark Reservoir...
DE 1.8 mi Asphalt
Along New Jersey's coast, a pathway atop a concrete sea wall provides a popular place for North Wildwood residents and visitors to enjoy ocean views. Beginning near 2nd Avenue and John F. Kennedy...
NJ 0.8 mi Concrete
Closure Notice: The Bancroft Pedestrian Bridge over Brandywine Creek in Alapocas Run State Park is closed indefinitely due to flood damage that occurred in September 2021. Please check the website...
DE 10.4 mi Asphalt
Built as a connector road on the outskirts of Dover, Kent County's POW/MIA Memorial Parkway also serves as a connector for cyclists and pedestrians, thanks to the paved sidepath trail constructed...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt
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 Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail offers urban connections to the University of Delaware campus, Newark Shopping Center, DART Transit Hub and the downtown area, as well as the recreational amenities...
DE 4.4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Located in Media Borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Ridley Creek State Park encompasses over 2,600 acres of woodlands and meadows. The park is only 16 miles from Center City, Philadelphia, but...
PA 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Route 273 Multi-Use Trail provides a convenient link between the popular New Castle Farmers Market site and the residential core of the coastal town. The asphalt sidepath runs for over a mile on...
DE 1.4 mi Asphalt
At one time an important thoroughfare for commerce carried by canal barges and railroad cars in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill River corridor now accommodates walkers, bicyclists, and...
PA 71.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Senator Patricia M. Blevins Pedestrian Path is a short but well-paved pathway that runs between the Delaware town of Elsmere's Fairgrounds Park and Maple Avenue Park, giving local residents a safe...
DE 1 mi Asphalt
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
Named after the local couple who spearheaded efforts to build the pathway, Sorenson's Way is a paved sidepath trail that runs chiefly alongside Valley Road in the northwest Delaware community of...
DE 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Currently open in two disconnected segments, the State Route 141 Sidepath is a paved trail that follows the side of its namesake roadway along the edges of Wilmington, Delaware. Favoring function over...
DE 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Chester County Parks & Recreation Department opened this trail in 1979 on part of a former Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way. Today the 2.6-mile trail attracts more than 125,000 visitors each...
PA 2.6 mi Asphalt
Picking up directly across Norwood Road from the Struble trail's south end point, The Lions' trail offers a half mile of paved trail winding through scenic Kardon Park with 10 acres of ponds and over...
PA 0.4 mi Asphalt
The Tinicum Township trail begins on the southwest corner of the intersection of Wannamaker Ave. and Route 291. The asphalt multi-use trail extends southwest, paralleling Route 291 for a little over...
PA 0.72 mi Asphalt
United States Avenue Trail, which is also know locally as the "Green Trail" travels through a primarily wooded landscape between Foster Avenue and Egg Harbor Road in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. At the...
NJ 2 mi Asphalt
The Wayne Gilchrest Trail offers a scenic off-road route across historical Chestertown on the Eastern Shore, connecting Wilmer Park on the Chester River with Washington College on the north side of...
MD 2.1 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
A gorgeous addition to the area’s trail network, Wilmington Riverwalk (sometimes called the Christina River Walk) allows pedestrians and cyclists to experience Wilmington’s renovated urban development...
DE 1.4 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
The Woodbine Railroad Trail occupies the right-of-way of a former Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad line. The paved pathway traverses Woodbine as it parallels Dehirsch Avenue; a wide grassy median...
NJ 3 mi Asphalt
The 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 trail...
DE 0.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

Schuylkill River Trail

people complain way too much

November, 2022 by powhiteboy

This trail was great!!! Transported my bike on the Amtrak bus from Philly to Reading and then rode the SRT back to Philly, staying the night at the Doberstein Campsite. Very enjoyable trip, highly recommend it.

Gordons Pond Trail

Very nice trail and view. Got to get the pack to enjoythis ride

November, 2022 by wescottunltd64

Very nice trail and view. Got to get the pack to enjoythis ride

Enola Low Grade Trail

Quarryville to Safe Harbor

October, 2022 by chboddy1963

Last Friday I rode my bike 28 miles I enjoyed it

Accordion

Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail

Great trail

October, 2022 by tpnj

Road this trail with my wife 22 October 2022. Was very beautiful and temps were in the 60’s. Went from Delaware City to Chesapeake City and back for approximately 30 miles.

Enola Low Grade Trail

Worth the Wait

October, 2022 by zave smith

On Saturday, October 22nd, my wife and I, with a few friends, road this trail from Quarryville to the Safe Harbor bridge. With the reopening of both the Safe Harbor and Martic Forge bridges, this trail has become a delight. The trail is very flat, the surface is in excellent shape, and the scenery is wonderful. It was not very busy considering that it was a beautiful autumn day for riding.

It is also only an hour from our home near Philadelphia which means it will become part of our regular rotating weekend rides.

Middle Township Bike Path

Started at Sun Resorts Seashore and rode on the new extension just a little way past the zoo. I believe the extension connects with the Dennis Township bike path for a grand total of 13 miles.

October, 2022 by rcmicki

Started at Sun Resorts Seashore and rode on the new extension just a little way past the zoo. I believe the extension connects with the Dennis Township bike path for a grand total of 13 miles.

Chester Valley Trail

fun outing!

October, 2022 by patticampbell4

We’ve ridden short distances on this trail toward King of Prussia ( ride to K of P Town Center and eat outside at one of the many restaurants) but last week was Our first excursion towards Exton. There are lots of road crossings, and road noise from Route 202, but it was so pretty! We’ll maintained, plenty of benches to sit and have a drink. I thought it was a great ride. Other riders were friendly and there were walkers too. I highly recommend it!

Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail

C&D Canal Trail

October, 2022 by carrollball99

Rode the Michael N Castle Trail on 10/6/2022. Temps in the lower 70's and clear sky. Not sure what to expect so we parked at the Biddle Point Trailhead off of Cox Rd. Parking for about 75 or more cars. Has non-flush type, permanent outhouses. From this point east to Delaware City is about 3+ miles. This quaint city is beautiful. Had a BBQ sandwich at Enda's. Rode south almost to the end of the trail. This trail is paved, smooth, and relatively flat. There is no shade at all so on a hot summer day better start early in the morning. People we passed on the trail were friendly. Next time I think I will park at the Summit Bridge Trailhead as it would be about mid-point of the trail. Was told there is a parking lot just west of the city. Scenery along the canal is beautiful.

Landenberg Junction Trail

Outdoor Museum

September, 2022 by jmcginnis12@gmail.com

Located in a quaint hamlet that feels like it's much further out in the country than the edge of the Philadelphia and Wilmington suburbs, the Landenberg Junction Trail is one of the more unusual trails in the region.
Like the nearby Mill Race Trail, the Landenberg Junction Trail is actually three different paths that join together.
The Lower Trail consists of a crushed stone path that is suitable for hiking and biking. It extends south along the banks of the White Clay Creek from a trailhead that is immediately south of Landenberg Road. Although parking is available at this trailhead, users also have the option to park in the larger lot located off nearby Penn Green Road and walk or bike across the creek via the walkway on the north side of the historic Landenberg Bridge. There is also a kiosk that interprets the surrounding area, and a tall stone wall can be made out behind the vegetation covering the ridge. This structure was once an abutment for a bridge that once carried the Newark & Pomeroy RR over Landenberg Road.
After entering the woods, the Lower Trail forks in two just a few hundred feet south of the trailhead. Here, trail users have the option of either continuing south to a nature area with an amphibian pond, habitat gardens and a picnic area, or ascending a gravel ramp that leads up the hillside to the remains of the Landenberg Junction and the two other segments of the trail.
These two old RR grades, which now have short gravel paths extending along them, along with the aforementioned abutment are all that remain of a once bustling industrial and transportation complex. The Middle Trail follows the route of the Newark & Pomeroy RR, while the Upper Trail is built along a section of the Wilmington & Western RR. The former RR ran north to south along the White Clay Creek, providing connections to Newark and Avondale, while the latter ran east to Hockessin, providing a link to Wilmington and Philadelphia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Both freight and passenger trains served this junction and allowed Landenberg to become the site of several mills. The railroads were abandoned in 1936 and now, nearly a century later, the hillside has been almost completely reclaimed by nature.
Although there is a second ramp linking the Upper and Middle trails, this is very steep and looked more like it belonged on a BMX course than a trail. A wooden stairway also connects these two paths, and I would recommend checking them out on foot rather than biking due to their very short length.
More of an outdoor museum than a trail, the Landenberg Junction Trail does a great job informing visitors of this bucolic village's bustling past.

Mill Race Trail

Three trails in one

September, 2022 by jmcginnis12@gmail.com

First, although "bicycling" is listed as one of the permitted uses of this trail, this is not the case. Only the middle section of the trail, which follows the old RR grade of the long abandoned Newark & Pomeroy line, is bikeable, and even this is accessible only with a mountain bike. The western and eastern sections of the trail are narrow footpaths suitable only for hiking.
That being said, the Mill Race Trail is stunning in its beauty and passes through a diverse array of habitats and environments in just a short distance.
Actually a small network of 3 paths, the trail can be divided into three different sections:
1) The western section-A dirt and woodchip paved footpath, the western section begins at a trailhead off Lavender Hill Lane. A sign marks the trailhead, which is little more than a small parking lot. The trail itself actually begins at a kiosk located at the bottom of a steep, grassy slope, descending into the woods. Once in the woods, the trail follows a rustic, wooden fence behind the subdivision's homes before zigzagging down the steep hill via a series of switchbacks. The fencing resumes near the foot of the hill, where the trail passes along the north side of a meadow-like clearing to the middle section and the banks of the White Clay Creek.
2) The middle section-The middle section of the trail follows the grade of the long-defunct Pomeroy-Newark RR, extending from Auburn Road north to the remains of a bridge that once carried the line over White Clay Creek. The site of a major train derailment back in 1904, the bridge is long gone and the concrete abutments are all that remain today. Unlike the other two sections. the middle section is both wide and level, though its grass covered and earthen surface means it's less developed than most rail trails. Other points of interest along the middle segment include wetlands which were formed when construction of the RR diverted the course of the creek, and the banks of the White Clay Creek on the east side. An old cut whose walls have partly collapsed since the line was abandoned nearly a century ago can be seen further north, between the junctions with the eastern section. Despite the passage of time, wooden RR ties still pop up from the trail's surface. so watch your step. Although the middle section connects to Auburn Road at its southern terminus, there is no formal trailhead here.
3) The eastern section-The eastern section of the trail begins just north of the junction between the western and middle sections, next to a stone picnic table that vaguely resembles a mushroom. After crossing another wetland on a small boardwalk, the dirt footpath follows the White Clay Creek around a peninsula, looping back to rejoin the middle section at the old RR bridge abutments. This section is noted for its wildlife as well as its history. The stones that formed a dam that diverted water from the creek into a race that once powered a nearby mill for which the trail is named are still visible on the east bank. Like the RR, the mill itself is long gone, having burned down in 1910.
All in all, the Mill Race Trail comes highly recommended to hikers who want a peaceful walk in the woods without going too far into the country. Long term plans call for a more developed rail trail to be built along the middle section, though the trail is great as currently featured. Visitors should also check out the nearby Landenberg Junction Trail to learn more about how this now serene and quaint suburban area was once a bustling hub of industry and transportation.

Enola Low Grade Trail

Detour Around Martic Forge Trestle

September, 2022 by vban4hms72

I have included a screenshot of the detour around the trail closure at the Martic Forge Trestle.

Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail

Nice route but needs maintenance

September, 2022 by jimmiec_tl

Drove over from our home in Bridgeville, DE for a short, scenic ride this morning. The trail going upstream (north) from the Marina is paved. One short section crosses over to the east bank of the creek and returns via the E. Central Ave vehicular bridge. Markings or directional signs for the continuation of the path are lacking, but we figured it out.

A short way above the return to the west bank, we encounted a section of flooded path due to the high tide but we continued on to the loop at the northern end of the path.

Returning to the marina area, we took the path downstream (south) under the MD 318 bridge. The path here is poorly maintained crushed stone and seriously overgrown. The flooding along this stretch was even worse so we weren't able to continue on to the very end.

Still the path is a nice, short ride (or walk) that offers peaceful views of the creek. We were even afforded a close encounter with a Great Blue Heron we somehow snuck up on along one of the wooden sections south of Rte 318. Hopefully, the town can find some money to put into maintaining/improving the path in the near future.

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