Loblolly Trail

Delaware

Loblolly Trail Facts

States: Delaware
Counties: Sussex
Length: 4.9 miles
Trail end points: Trap Pond State Park at Trap Pond Rd. and Trap Pond State Park at Wootten Rd.
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6415622
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Walking

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Loblolly Trail Description

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 bridges through Trap Pond’s freshwater swamps, offering intimate views into the lowlands of Sussex County.

The park is home to Cypress Point, offering views of extensive stands of bald cypress trees—the northernmost in the eastern United States. The area can be reached via hiking trails from the Loblolly Trail. Birdwatchers may be able to spot the elusive pileated woodpeckers that inhabit these freshwater cypress marshes.

At the park’s southeastern end, the trail passes by Bethesda Church’s historic cemetery along Wootten Road that is worth a stop to see century-old headstones. The trail then continues back into the forest and eventually leads to the Trap Pond camping area. From the campground, the trail continues around the western edge of the pond to another larger dam and then turns back toward the picnic area and the Baldcypress Nature Center where the loop began.

While the full Loblolly Trail permits hiking and bicycling, equestrian use is restricted to the southwestern portion of the trail. Trail use markers will guide you.

Parking and Trail Access

To access Trap Pond State Park from Laurel, Delaware, take State Route 24/Laurel Road east. At Trap Pond Road, turn right and proceed approximately 1 mile. The park will be on the left. Drive past the pond and boat launch to reach the main entrance, and turn left. There is a large parking area and trailhead for the Loblolly Trail at the Baldcypress Nature Center.

Loblolly Trail Reviews

This is one of the nicest trails my wife and I have ever been on. Beautiful path through the woods, lakeside views, very little change in elevations. Well maintained and not much traffic on the trail. Loved it.

The bike trail at Trap Pond is shaded almost the entire length, which makes it very inviting on a hot day! It winds around the pond, over some wetland areas, almost entirely through dense woods. Very pleasant!

Great ride and a nice day out. Add a picnic or a fishing trip and make a day of it. Trail is nicely shaded with some great curves. Not boring at all.

Accordion

Trap Pond State Park has a very enjoyable biking pathway through the forest. The ride is about 4.5 miles, relatively flat and completes the circle around the pond. Bikes are available at the park shack for boat/kayak/canoe rentals. I believe the bikes are still free for use in the park. The path is crushed shell, some small stone fill and easy to navigate. It is also great for birding, hiking, and just enjoying the park surroundings. We usually park in the boat launch area, cross the bridge on the east side of the pond, follow the path through the picnic area, and head west along the pond. About a quarter mile on the path you'll find a point which overlooks the pond, and typically affords some good birding. Continue west about a mile and one half to trap pond road. Make a left on the road and find the east path entrance about a tenth of a file further. About another mile and one half you reach a wooden bridge(another great spot for birding). Follow the trail back to the camp store, and the parking lot. All together about 4.5 miles....enjoy

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