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 Michael Castle Trail. With more than 24 trails covering 99 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
Type

Bob Trail

4.9 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Creek Road Trail

2.3 mi
State: DE
Dirt, Gravel

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Gordons Pond Trail

3.2 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Jack A. Markell Trail

7.9 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

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

Michael Castle Trail

12.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Mispillion River Greenway

1.8 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Concrete

New Castle Battery Park Trail

1.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

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
Accordion

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 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 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...
DE 2.3 mi Dirt, Gravel
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
Spanning just shy of 8 miles, the Jack A. Markell Trail, named after a former Delaware governor, connects the Wilmington riverfront with New Castle. The paved pathway was formerly known as the...
DE 7.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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,...
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...
DE 6.4 mi Asphalt, 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 2.3 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...
DE 8.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Michael Castle Trail offers a scenic 12-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...
DE 12.4 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
DE 1.2 mi Sand
Accordion
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 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...
DE 2.6 mi Crushed Stone

Recent Trail Reviews

Riverview Trail

Good teaching grounds for kids, pavilion, restrooms, geocaching, playground.Not for distance riders, unless you want to bike in a circle over and over and over ... Not challenging. A couple hills. Disconnected from other trailheads.

July, 2020 by shaw.kimberlya

Good teaching grounds for kids, pavilion, restrooms, geocaching, playground.Not for distance riders, unless you want to bike in a circle over and over and over ... Not challenging. A couple hills. Disconnected from other trailheads.

Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail

Wide, mostly paved, and just under 2 mi. easily ridden with hybrid bikes

July, 2020 by chessnut59

This has parts that are next to roads like sidewalks, but most of it is entirely off road. Though most of it is wide and paved, there is a section that is slightly narrower and has a backed pulverized tiny stone which makes a reasonably good surface for my road tires on my hybrid bike. It will get your bike frame dirty from what gets slung by your front tire. The grade is just a little steeper than most rail trails, but it doesn't last that long. It goes though a large complicated intersection. The traffic light walk don't walk system works well.

James F. Hall Trail

Wide, Paved, and 1.76mi.

July, 2020 by chessnut59

This trail was paved, wide, unfortunately only 1.76 miles long, and entirely off road. It, however, connects to Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail which goes a little less than 2 miles. There is an active railroad paralleling the trail (we saw two trains go by while riding our bikes). There were parks, playgrounds, ball fields, a skate board rink, and adult exercise equipment along the path. The hills on the trail were both gentle and fun.

Accordion

Jack A. Markell Trail

Delaware Hidden Treasure!

June, 2020 by donnahde

My daughter took me for a bike ride and dinner for my birthday. I had no idea where we were going but it ended up being the Jack Markell Trail and I was blown away that I didn't know anything about this wonderful experience before this. It is amazing. So beautifully built and maintained. It went under and around areas I would never have biked thru. My partner and I are avid bird watcher/photographers and I can't wait for him to get his bike fixed so that we can take a leisurely meander thru with our cameras to see all the varieties of birds. The trail even goes thru the Peterson nature center!! Easy biking or walking. Also saw scooters and skateboards. Highly recommend!!

Jack A. Markell Trail

Nice ride

June, 2020 by shanenlewis

Great ride as long as you know the beginning and end points. I’m from Wilmington and had a bit of trouble figuring out where the trail ended at Battery Park! At the beginning the signs are not the easiest to find! However, the trail itself is in great condition and the scenery is very nice. I’ve run into several animals including deer 3x now. Great for nature lovers.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

This is it

June, 2020 by markmd21

This is the way a bike trail should be done. It's only finished about half way to Georgetown as I write this, but they continue to make progress every winter. Flat, smooth, shady, well marked, and built up with stone berms and wooden fencing wherever there is any drop-off. I can't remember being on a nicer trail than this one. It is entirely paved, but keep in mind that if you want to connect near Lewes to the Junction and Breakwater Trail to Rehoboth, after about three miles, that trail is crushed stone. It's in good shape and beautiful, but you can't really do that portion on a road bike.

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

Excellent!

May, 2020 by sbegzz88

This trail was better than some of the reviews I have read! I am so glad we decided on this trail today! My daughter and I absolutely loved it! We rode our bikes, and others along the path were jogging or walking! A lot to see and read so it’s also educational! I highly recommend this trail for all!

Prickly Pear Trail

Hidden Gem

May, 2020 by motbluehen

Love how peaceful and serene this location is perfect for a walk/run or bike ride. Has wooded areas, water views, and open fields.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Just my thoughts

May, 2020 by jmwalls

Made it out to this trail last weekend. While some areas did get a little crowded, was a relaxing and beautiful walk.

Jack A. Markell Trail

Great Job Delaware.

May, 2020 by jmwalls

Wow! Walked about 1/2 the trail starting at Riverfront. I was amazed with the workmanship and appearance of this trail. Was very relaxing walk. We seen eagles and was lucky enough to spot the nest, baby turtles.
Down side lack of restroom, or signs to restrooms.
I was overall very impressed with the part of the trail we walked.

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

nice

May, 2020 by danieljfrank4

We enjoyed the whole loop

Seaside Nature Trail

nice

May, 2020 by danieljfrank4

Had a nice view, not a bad trail

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