Delaware Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Delaware, whether you're looking an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Junction & Breakwater Trail and James F. Hall Trail. With more than 23 trails covering 85 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Length
Surfaces
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Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Christina Riverwalk

1.3 mi
State: DE
Concrete

Creek Road Trail

2.3 mi
State: DE
Dirt, Gravel

Gordons Pond Trail

3.2 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Industrial Track Greenway Trail

3.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt
Accordion

James F. Hall Trail

1.8 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Junction & Breakwater Trail

6.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Killens Pond Bike Trail

2.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Little Jersey Trail

8.1 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Loblolly Trail

4.9 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Michael Castle Trail

9.2 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Mispillion River Greenway

1.8 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Concrete

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

10.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Pinelands Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: DE
Sand

Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail

4.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Gravel

Prickly Pear Trail

3.5 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone, Grass, Sand

Riverview Trail

1.4 mi
State: DE
Concrete

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

Swamp Forest Trail

6.4 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Walking Dunes Trail

2.6 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 Ocean, ...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Christina Riverwalk is short (1.3 miles) but pleasant pathway along the Christina River, between the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge and the end of S. Popular Street, just beyond Tubman-Garrett Riverfront ...
DE 1.3 mi Concrete
The Creek Road Trail extends north from a connection with the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail in White Clay Creek State Park. The scenic park features over 37 miles of hiking trails through wooded valleys ...
DE 2.3 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 maritime ...
DE 3.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The Industrial Track Greenway Trail follows an abandoned rail corridor and will eventually link New Castle with the Wilmington waterfront. Already the trail spans nearly 4 miles in two disconnected segments ...
DE 3.7 mi Asphalt
The James F. Hall Trail—a rail-with-trail—packs a lot into a short stretch: Its paved surface is great for bicycling, in-line skating, and strolling, and there are multiple playgrounds, picnic areas, and ...
DE 1.8 mi Asphalt
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 Gills ...
DE 6.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
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 road. ...
DE 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Little Jersey Trail loops through Lums Pond State Park on a wide, packed earth surface that accommodates hikers, cyclists and equestrians. The trail is the longer of two loops; the Swamp Forest Trail ...
DE 8.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Loblolly Trail 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 travels over boardwalk ...
DE 4.9 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The Michael Castle Trail currently offers a scenic 9-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former governor and US representative ...
DE 9.2 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 the ...
DE 1.8 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
The Northern Delaware Greenway Trail spans 10 miles of northern New Castle County from Bellevue State Park on the Delaware River to Brandywine Creek in Wilmington, Delaware’s largest city. The surface ...
DE 10.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 bunkers ...
DE 1.5 mi Sand
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 of ...
DE 4.4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 surface ...
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 Riverview Trail makes a loop through Fox Point State Park along the Delaware River in Wilmington. The trail circles an open field along the west bank of the river.
DE 1.4 mi Concrete
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 groups, ...
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 hiking-only ...
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 along ...
DE 0.7 mi Sand
The Swamp Forest Trail loops through Lums Pond State Park on a packed earth surface that accommodates hikers and cyclists. The trail is the shorter of two loops; the Little Jersey Trail runs closer to ...
DE 6.4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 other ...
DE 2.6 mi Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

Michael Castle Trail

Flooding Under Summit Bridge

May, 2017 by plyonsc

Gravel portion of trail dips beneath Summit Bridge (RT 301) and allows a fairly deep pool of tidal overflow from canal. Whether it was from tidal effect or recent rains, it was deep enough (~12")not to be able to ride thru--about 20 yards long and no way to circumvent. Didn't want to barefoot it, so turned back. Disappointed. Also, concur with other comments about strong winds--canal must generate intensification of surrounding winds--wasn't nearly as bad in parking lot.

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

beautiful, & of course flat! :-)

April, 2017 by galeljames

We rode though, enjoyed sand dunes, views. Serenity.

Michael Castle Trail

Our 1st time on the trail

April, 2017 by bunny9244

Yesterday was the 1st time we rode the trail. We parked in Middletown and rode to Chesapeake City. There's a short section that is not paved but, not a problem. There was a couple of steep hills which we walked the bikes up. Today we parked at St. Georges Bridge and rode to Delaware City. Easy ride but, the wind coming back was brutal. Made it quite difficult. In spite of the wind, we really enjoyed our 2 day ride along the C & D Canal. Looking forward to riding it again.

Accordion

Michael Castle Trail

Small Children Riding on the Trail

February, 2017 by dccycleparts

My wife and I rode the trail Sunday starting in Chesapeake City. There are a couple of sections between Chesapeake City Md. and St. Georges De. that have fairly steep down hill grades that go into a sharp turn at the bottom of the hill. We noticed several young family's with small children riding the trail, which is great, but just wanted to give a heads up parents with small children to walk the bikes down the hill.

Michael Castle Trail

What a perfect February Day!

February, 2017 by pa traveler

With the wonderful unexpected February warmth, we decided to pull out the bikes from their winter hibernation. The Mike Castle Trail did not disappoint! This was a great way to work out some winter kinks! We started out at the Rt 9 Bridge area, parking area just in from the Marina. The trip to Delaware City had a surprise ending! Great job on highlighting the area history in the area at the little cemetery! My only suggestion would be to add a few mile markers. The benches were the perfect place to take a break with the snacks we had brought! Looking forward to coming back again when the weather cooperates!

Michael Castle Trail

First time on this trail

November, 2016 by jbollinger376

I parked at the trailhead in Chesapeake City and rode to Delaware City. The round trip mileage was 29.4 miles. It was midweek; except for a few walkers and joggers near both ends it was barely used. I went 10 miles going and coming and didn't see anyone. The trail lacks mile markers and some direction signs would help especially near Summit Bridge. I rode to a dead end and realized I had missed the turn. There are plenty of benches and only one cross street. The views were awesome. I wish I had seen some ships. Kudos to the state for a great job, the surface was smooth with a few minor grades. I did see a car parked on the trail with lights on. I asked the driver if he saw the signs saying "no vehicles": I did not hear his response. Probably could not include it here anyway! First time user-will return.

Redden State Forest Headquarters Loop Trail

loop

November, 2016 by bfreimu

Very sandy trail 4.5 miles

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

Beautiful Scenery, But HARD for Flat Riders!!!!!!!!

November, 2016 by arpretty4

I decided to test this trail out recently during the month of November. The scenery was absolutely beautiful, and you have plenty of opportunities to stop and check out some points of interest such as the Blue Ball Barn, the Carriage House, Rockwood Museum, and other attractions at Alapocas and Bellevue. You could really make an entire day trip out of this whole experience.

I parked at the parking lot for the Brandywine Zoo. If you are facing the zoo, the trail begins to the left of it along the tree line.

The trail was decently marked with signage.

However, I'm from southern Delaware. Everything is FLAT down this way so I am not conditioned for biking hills. If you are used to riding on flat terrain like me, be advised, this trail is FULL of hills. I had to hop off my bike and walk up many of them. It was extremely challenging for me at times. All in all; however, it was an excellent workout.

I highly recommend this trail, but please be aware that it's no walk in the park!

Michael Castle Trail

Beautiful trail - choose your distance

November, 2016 by dykins744

We are newly retired and new to the sport of biking. We were looking for a trail where we could slowly build up distance without too many challenging hills. The Mike Castle Trail, connecting to the Ben Carden Trail is perfect! These connecting trails have the added benefit of having Delaware City and Chesapeake City restaurants at either end. We enter the trail at mid-points and bike 5 miles to either end of the trail, have lunch, then bike 5 miles back. This gives us a lovely day out balanced with food and exercise. Multiple entry points give us the opportunity to increase that distance. Two of those parking areas have restrooms. Mid-week, the trail is not at all busy. Riding along the canal watching scenery, boats and wildlife is just beautiful. The trail is paved asphalt with the exception of a one-mile stretch of sand and gravel that, even for two newbies, was no problem on our hybrid bikes. My only comment would be that the parking areas could be better signed. It took a bit of searching to find the two we have used so far.

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

workout delight

November, 2016 by mjcjnk

The trail fun from Clayton to Wilmington and is very hilly. The Wilmington section had several high grade hill. If you are interested in a serious workout this trail will get the job done. The trail head in Bellevue park requires park admission from 5/1-11/30

Junction & Breakwater Trail

nice trail

November, 2016 by mjcjnk

First 2 miles is paved the rest in well pack crushed stone. Nice scenery and finish your experience at the Rehoboth board walk. Plenty of restaurants and shops

Michael Castle Trail

osborn2ride

November, 2016 by laretha

I have been riding this trail for over four years and could not wait to ride end to end. Del Dot has done one great job on this trail. In the thirteen plus miles there is only one cross street and just three minor grades. There are park Benches, three very nice trail heads and a very nice surface. The only thing missing are no mile markers. They did lay down pavement on the last 6 tens of a mile on Oct 24th. Again I want to thank Del Dot for all there hard work.

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