Delaware Birding Trails and Maps

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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

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

1.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt
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
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

Prickly Pear Trail

Fresh Pond DE State Park prickly pear

November, 2020 by kferrusi

Well kept, wide trail on level ground; it was a great walk. Some bike riders went by with plenty of room to spare. The air smelled fresh and clean. We walked all of the trails in the park in one outing. We will return in all seasons. And it was quiet. We could hear Rte 1 from time to time; but it was not intrusive.

Swamp Forest Trail

Somewhat difficult mountain biking

October, 2020 by jdrussell11

Had fun biking it, but didn’t expect the challenge. Rode the longer Little Jersey trail first, which was pretty smooth and flat. This trail is not smooth. Wife crashed 3 times. Not a rail trail. Gotta have some rough trail mountain biking experience to safely negotiate entire trail.

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

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!

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).

Jack A. Markell Trail

Getting your JAM on!

September, 2020 by awardigo

I loved this ride! Rolling down the boardwalk sounded like one of those wood roller coasters. The views are beautiful. Traveling south to New Castle, you’ll be rewarded with Battery Park’s beach views on the river. Travel North into Wilmington proper, you’ll be rewarded w/ a vibrant riverside with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy a nosh or beverage. I’m not sure why this map doesn’t include the 2mi north that are part of the Riverwalk. All in all, a great trail.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Road from Tall Pines to Lewes and back, plan on making it longer by continuing on the Breakwater trail. Nice ride and mostly cars stopped and let you cross.

September, 2020 by gordon19

Road from Tall Pines to Lewes and back, plan on making it longer by continuing on the Breakwater trail. Nice ride and mostly cars stopped and let you cross.

Michael Castle Trail

beautiful paved trail for the win ¿¿

August, 2020 by rddornbusch

Rollerbladed Saint George's entrance to Delaware City and back. 10 miles total trip! Great parking and restrooms at George's trail head. Paved every bit of the way making it a wonderful trail for blading. Will return again, and again and again ¿¿

Swamp Forest Trail

Terrible trail!

August, 2020 by padge.eod

I would give ZERO stars if I could. The trail is not clean of debris, not graveled, and extremely muddy. Most of the trail is not family friendly, especially for strollers. The grass on the Jersey trail was nearly knee deep. Mosquitoes were absolutely horrendous! I highly recommend going somewhere else!

Michael Castle Trail

Nice ride from New Castle to Chesapeake City and back to New Castle. Nice views of the bridges, boats and birds. A great 30 mile round trip in light rain. Nice blacktop, well kept and clean. Can't wait to do it again.

August, 2020 by theonebigguy

Nice ride from New Castle to Chesapeake City and back to New Castle. Nice views of the bridges, boats and birds. A great 30 mile round trip in light rain. Nice blacktop, well kept and clean. Can't wait to do it again.

Little Jersey Trail

fun trail

August, 2020 by natebruno1

On August 14, 2020 we took a spin through the Lums Pond trails. We managed to hit all 3 major trails and it was a fun morning of riding. Lums pond trails offer an easy to moderate ride with relatively smooth trail surface and not much technically challenging riding. It currently has a significant number of trees down from recent storms but the crews are working hard to clear the trail blockages. Very enjoyable riding.

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.

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