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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 N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. With more than 49 trails covering 146 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

American Holly Trail

0.7 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Assawoman Canal Trail

1.2 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Auburn Valley Trail

1.2 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Battery Park Trail

1.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Bob Trail

4.6 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Brandywine Creek Path

1.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Brandywine Trail

2.9 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Capital City Trail

1.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Brick, Concrete

Charles Bailey Trail

2.5 mi
State: DE, PA
Dirt

Fred Hudson Road Trail

1.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

9.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Gordons Pond Trail

3.2 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

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

Junction & Breakwater Trail

8.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Killens Pond Bike Trail

2 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Little Jersey Trail

8.1 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail

12.4 mi
State: DE
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

Newark Reservoir Trail

1.8 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

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

PennDel Trail

5.4 mi
State: DE, PA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

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

Route 273 Multi-Use Trail

1.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

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

Sorenson's Way

1.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

State Route 141 Sidepath

1.5 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Swamp Forest Trail

6.4 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Trolley Trail (DE)

0.5 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Walking Dunes Trail

2.6 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Wilmington Riverwalk

1.4 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Concrete

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

0.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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 Auburn Valley Trail is a paved loop trail that runs through Delaware's Auburn Valley State Park, just south of the Pennsylvania state line. The trail offers a smooth, wide path for cyclists and...
DE 1.2 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
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 4.6 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
Following the western side of the creek through the heart of Wilmington, the Brandywine Creek Path offers a dose of pleasant, paved recreation within Delaware's busiest city. This short trail has no...
DE 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
Traversing the Delaware/Pennsylvania border along the scenic White Clay Creek, the Charles Bailey Trail offers a pleasant, wooded hike for those willing to travel somewhat off the beaten path. The...
DE, PA 2.5 mi Dirt
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
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
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 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
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 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
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...
DE 2 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 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
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
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
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
Also known as the Creek Road Trail from its origin road in Delaware, the PennDel Trail extends north from a connection with the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail in White Clay Creek State Park. The scenic...
DE, PA 5.4 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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 4.6 mi Dirt
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
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
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
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 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
The Trolley Trail, located in Delaware's Auburn Valley State Park, is a short but sweet crushed stone loop trail near the park's main entrance. While it may not offer much in the way of mileage, the...
DE 0.5 mi Crushed Stone
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
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 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

Brandywine Trail

Nice shaded trail by the creek

June, 2022 by wilmtaurus

Mostly level main trail. Excellent for beginners. Quite a few offshoots for advanced cyclist. Adequate parking, nice spots with benches along the way. Overall excellent trail.

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

nice loop

June, 2022 by ed193

My son, grandson and I rode e-bikes around the loop several times. Some nice overlooks, particularly the “hawk watch.” We camped in the state park and accessed the trail from there. Most of it is shady and paved. There are a number of old preserved artillery guns and the lookout tower to see. There are several good beach access points with racks to lock up the bikes.

Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail

Blue Heron Trail

May, 2022 by maryepalermo

We have ridden this trail many times. We always see at least a half dozen Blue Heron, sometimes many more. We also have seem multiple Bald Eagles. The trail is primarily flat, with 6 short inclines and a switchback. There is always a breeze riding in both directions which on a hot day can be very cooling. At times the crosswinds can be brisk and you will definitely feel the effect. There is opportunity to stop for ice cream or an adult beverage in multiple spots. Lots of parking to accommodate any distance. Definitely recommend this trail.

Accordion

Junction & Breakwater Trail

A varied delight of a trail

May, 2022 by robert.richter89

I started mid way on the Georgetown-Lewes trail and connected to the J&B trail right by the Lewes library. At first I had my doubts about this trail as it mostly followed housing developments that provided little shade but provided an immaculately paved trail.

After about the first two or so miles of easy to follow trail riding though developments the J&B started to surprise me with a gravel trail winding though salt marshes and a heavily wooded area. Both of these offered plenty of shade and a wonderful chance to get away from the built environment.

I ended at a park in Rehoboth Beach where I rode my bike about a mile on a side street to the beach to take a quick stroll. The trail is in near perfect condition and it is very easy to follow with adequate signage to keep you on the trail. I would caution riding during high heat as I'm sure the section though the housing developments would be brutal due to lack of shade.

Junction & Breakwater Trail

Middle Township to Dennis Township trail

April, 2022 by kcwals

Newly created trail from the Cape May County Park and zoo to the Oceanview South Seaville Volunteer fire station in Dennis Township. The trail is 7 1/2 miles long and extends through mostly wooded area and passes by a horse farm, residential communities, two golf courses. Although the trail is usable crews are still working on putting up fencing along the trail. The view is beautiful and the only time traffic is encountered is when the trail crosses over a roadway otherwise it is a serene setting. My entire ride on this new section of the trail northbound and southbound round trip from the Zoo was 37.50 miles

Jack A. Markell Trail

Paved, Scenic at Battery Park

March, 2022 by dpenczak

Flat, easy for running walking or biking. Good connections to other trails

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Three beautiful trails make up this loop

March, 2022 by bikeridesandbreweries

Where the trail currently begins (in Milton, Delaware) is unmarked and there is no parking. We parked on the side of a little-used road (Cool Spring Road) and jumped on the trail at the intersection of the busier route US 9 East. (A good address to look up is the Brimming Horn Meadery which is right on the trail and very close to the western trailhead.) We took off on the smooth asphalt trail through an airy forest of very tall pine trees, whose canopies hovered about 30 feet above us. Riding along the flat-as-a-pancake trail, we passed by both new and more established neighborhoods where flags and flowers festooned the trail’s edge to welcome bikers and pedestrians. We’d read that there were 12 intersections along the trail, but very few had any traffic. It was a fast and easy six miles to the outskirts of Lewes, a quaint little beach town, and it is here that we transitioned onto the Lewes-Rehoboth trails, which make up essentially one big 17-mile loop.
We decided to head counterclockwise on the loop, riding south, then east, through cornfields, neighborhoods, open marshes, and wooded patches outside Rehoboth. The town itself is where you can find any number of stores or restaurants to buy food or water. After a fairly short jaunt through the neighborhood streets of Rehoboth, we rode on the wide shoulder of Ocean Avenue heading north along the coast. Soon we were entering Cape Henlopen State Park and riding on one of the most unique and picturesque trails we’ve ever encountered. It’s almost entirely marsh land, inland bodies of water, and sand dunes. Snowy egrets, gray herons and a wide variety of marine life populate the marshes. At various points along the trail, there are observation decks and places to view the ocean and the remains of abandoned World War II-era watch towers, artillery, and barracks. It was a little tricky winding our way out of the park but eventually, we ended up on a road that paralleled the beach and led back into Lewes. There’s a cute little brewery right on the trail, then another big name brewery – that is a favorite of ours – back in Milton.

Auburn Valley Trail

Lovely Setting

November, 2021 by emfref_tl

Discovered this park on my way back to Delaware from another hike. Nice local hike or bike (some hills). It’s nice for a local quick afternoon adventure.

Junction & Breakwater Trail

Very nice trail, beautiful woods

November, 2021 by cjkupfer

Stayed at Cape Henlopen State Park and found we could connect the park trail, into Lewes (permanent pylons separating you from light traffic into town). There we connected to the Lewes-Georgetown trail for a short bit, then crossed Hwy 1 at the library to the Junction-breakwater trail. Rode into Rehoboth, where we were able to ride the boardwalk(after season, not allowed summer), then found the Gordon’s Pond trail (after a mile or so on residential road) back into Helopen park. Ended up with about a 19-mile loop! Nice shade and forest on the Junction-Breakwater trail, which is probably great for summer, a little cool in the shade in Nov.

Bob Trail

Nice Easy Ride

October, 2021 by beachbum25

Nice Ride through a State Park, I have been here on Many Weekday Afternoons after work & it has never been crowded. Main Trail Loops around Trap Pond & through the Campground, some Boardwalk, some Stone, Some narrower riding through the woods on Stone Dust. Plenty of other areas in the Park to ride as well. Easy to get 10 Miles in just cursing around the Park. Very Enjoyable

Gordons Pond Trail

Great Scenic Ride

October, 2021 by rideforever

I loved this ride. It is a great, well maintained trail.

It is a bit of a ride from our place in Selbyville, but it is well worth the trip to to ride the trails in the Rehoboth-Lewes area and avoid the aggressive drivers in our area.

I did modify the ride a bit. I started at the beginning of the Breakwater Junction trail and rode to Lewes. I did have to ride on the road for a short distance to get over the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal to get to Cape Henlopen State Park.

If you want a longer ride, you can connect with the Lewes Georgetown rail trail. I does not go all the way to Georgetown yet, but it will be a nice long ride when it is finished.

Junction & Breakwater Trail

loved it!

October, 2021 by hepdj

This trail is really beautiful. It’s hard to believe you leave the outlet mall and 30 seconds you’re on this beautiful secluded trail! Very well maintained. It was 3.8 miles from the Tanger outlet detour entrance to Lewes.

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