Delaware State Parks Trails

To find trails in Delaware state parks for activities such as hiking and biking, select a region or trail below.

Brandywine Creek State Park :: Wilmington, DE

The lovely Brandywine Creek weaves its way through Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Delaware to join the Delaware River. Along the way the creek has created a valley of stunning natural beauty. Rolling hillsides, charming fieldstone houses, back-cou

White Clay Creek State Park - Twin Valley Trail :: Newark, DE

The unique thing about this hike is that when you get to the turnaround point, you can stand in two states at the same time. The Arc Corner Monument marks the point where Delaware and Pennsylvania meet, so you can put one foot in Pennsylvania and the

Brandywine Creek State Park :: Wilmington, DE

Brandywine Creek State Park was once a dairy farm owned by the famed du Pont family. The stone walls throughout the hike are made of local stone and are reminiscent of simpler times. The area became a state park in 1965 and was one of the first of it

Brandywine Creek State Park :: Greenville, DE

Enjoy the legacies of two of Delaware’s more prominent families, the du Ponts and the Bancrofts; hike through the steep, forested blue-rock valley of the Brandywine Creek.

Lums Pond State Park :: Bear, DE

Walk along a level path through rich, cool, moist forests and wetlands, taking in scenic pond views throughout the hike.

Alapocas Run State Park :: Wilmington, DE

Take an easy walk through lush woods along the Brandywine Creek and through a huge pawpaw patch, right next to historic mills and the remains of a quarry.

Junction and Breakwater Trail, Cape Henlopen State Park :: Lewes, DE

This hike passes through scenic Holland Glade, highlighted by a scenic overlook on a wooden bridge with views of marshland and the ocean in the distance. It follows a wide graded trail through coastal forest and farm fields. For many visitors to Del

Gordons Pond, Cape Henlopen State Park :: Rehoboth, DE

This walk weaves around a mile-long tidal pond and ends at the ocean, offering arm’s-length views of more than a dozen species of shorebirds. Crouching near the great tidal pool known as Gordons Pond, you watch from behind the rushes as a great blue

Creek Road Trail, Brandywine Creek State Park :: Wilmington, DE

Alternating long views and close contact with Brandywine Creek along Creek Road Trail, which here aligns with the Northern Delaware Greenway, the hike includes an interlude above the scenic Rocky Run gorge. A 1.5-mile option creates a circuit through

Judge Morris Estate, White Clay Creek State Park :: Newark, DE

A quiet walk in the woods over varied terrain above Pike Creek, just minutes from Newark, Delaware. It would be easy to say there is little notable about this nice ramble on the Chest- nut Hill Trail through woodlands east of Newark, but that would

Trap Pond State Park Loop :: Laurel, DE

An easy circuit hike on three park trails in a forest of stately conifers and hardwoods. Circle a pond and bald cypress swamp, the northernmost stand of bald cypress trees in the United States. Tucked in the southwest corner of rural Sussex County, T

Burton's Island Loop, Delaware Seashore State Park :: Rehoboth Beach, DE

An easy, interpretive hike on boardwalks, sand, and soft upland soil through salt marsh and coastal forest. With good facilities near the trailhead and interesting options, a walk on the nature trail at Burton’s Island makes a great family outing. Bu

Seahawk Nature Trail, Holts Landing State Park :: Bethany Beach, DE

On the shore of one of Delaware’s inland bays, a walk along the edges of marsh, pond, forest, meadow, and bay shore. Seahawk Nature Trail does not cover a lot of ground, but the lands it does cross are quite diverse. From sandy beach to wildflowe

Redden State Forest Loop, Delaware Seashore State Park :: Georgetown, DE

An easy walk through a tract of Delaware’s largest state forest in the heart of loblolly pine country. A good hike for exploring the natural and cultural history of a relatively new wild and managed forest. Early in the 1900s, Redden State Forest wa

Killens Pond Loop, Killens Pond State Park :: Frederica, DE

A walk around an eighteenth-century millpond through diverse wetland and upland forests. Set in the farm country of central Delaware, Killens Pond State Park straddles the boundary between southern and northern forests. Here you will see the loblolly

Swamp Forest Trail, Lums Pond State Park :: Newark, DE

A long but easy hike through the woods around Delaware’s largest freshwater pond. Delaware’s largest freshwater pond, Lums Pond, was created in the early 1800s when St. Georges Creek was impounded to supply water for the locks of the new Chesapeake &

Whitetail Trail, White Clay Creek State Park :: Newark, DE

A hike on the rolling hills of Delaware’s piedmont through meadows, old fields, and impressive woodlands. One of several sections of White Clay Creek State Park, the Walter S. Carpenter Recreation Area lies to the west of White Clay Creek’s floodplai

White Clay Creek Preserve Loop, White Clay Creek State Park :: Newark, DE

A hike through the floodplain woodlands along White Clay Creek. White Clay Creek Preserve Loop is the only trail in the several sections of the park that actually runs along White Clay Creek, following its banks to the Pennsylvania line, where the p

White Clay Creek State Park :: Newark, DE

On this moderate hike you start out on Creek Road, an abandoned railroad grade that parallels White Clay Creek and leads you to a trail that takes you to the Arc Monument, an engraved monolith that marks the boundary between Pennsylvania and Delaware

Brandywine Creek State Park :: Wilmington, DE

There are a number of interesting and fascinating features on this easy hike, but the most striking feature is the gray-stone walls that run alongside and throughout the park. The walls were constructed by Italian masons for the du Pont family back i

Lighthouse Road :: Fox Point State Park, DE

Lighthouse Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in New Castle County, Delaware. It is within Fox Point State Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 22 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 15 feet.

Northern Delaware Greenway :: Bellevue State Park, DE

Northern Delaware Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in New Castle County, Delaware. It is within Fox Point State Park and Bellevue State Park. It is 8.2 miles long and begins at 10 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.8 miles with a to

Bike Loop :: Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

Bike Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Cape Henlopen State Park. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 8 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 4 feet. The Fishing P

Saltmarsh Spur :: Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

Saltmarsh Spur is a hiking trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Cape Henlopen State Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 3 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 57 feet.

Walking Dunes Trail :: Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

Walking Dunes Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Cape Henlopen State Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 20 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 139 feet.

Cape Henlopen State Park Junction Breakwater Trail :: Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

Cape Henlopen State Park Junction Breakwater Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lewes, Delaware. It is within Cape Henlopen State Park. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total eleva

Seaside Nature Trail :: Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

Seaside Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Cape Henlopen State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 8 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 55 feet. Near the tra

Gordon Pond Trail :: Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

Gordon Pond Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Cape Henlopen State Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 6 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 111 feet. Nea

Fred Hudson Road Trail :: Delaware Seashore State Park Fresh Pond, DE

Fred Hudson Road Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Delaware Seashore State Park Fresh Pond. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total ele

Burton Island Nature Trail :: Delaware Seashore State Park, DE

Burton Island Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Burton Island Nature Preserve and Delaware Seashore State Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a t

Prickly Pear Trail :: Delaware Seashore State Park Fresh Pond, DE

Prickly Pear Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sussex County, Delaware. It is within Delaware Seashore State Park Fresh Pond. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 7 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevati

White Clay Creek State Park :: Wilmington, DE

White Clay Creek State Park contains the most extensive network of mountain bike trails in northern Delaware. The park is known for its fast single-track and its mixed landscape (woods and meadow). Note: White Clay Creek State Park charges a park adm

Delaware Seashore State Park :: Bethany Beach, DE

Paddle through marshes, into creeks, and around islands to catch glimpses of gulls, great blue herons, terns, osprey, egrets, oystercatchers, and diamondback terrapins.

Cape Henlopen State Park :: Lewes, DE

Check out two historic lighthouses and possibly dolphins on this paddle through potentially challenging waters.

Crossing Delaware Ride :: Delaware City, DE

Cross-state rides are very common bicycle events in many states. Some of them can measure hundreds of miles. Delaware, however, is a very small state so this ride will take you all the way across the state of Delaware in a single day. Twice. At just

Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area :: Newark, DE

Located in the northeast corner of Cecil County, Maryland, the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area covers 5,622 acres of gentle rolling hillsides, lush forests, wandering streams, and fertile hayfields. The park boasts over 40 miles of single

Blackbird Loop :: Bridgeton, DE

This ride travels through a mixture of farmland and shady woodland. Although there is some development visible along this route, much of the route travels through the Blackbird State Forest and is one of the quieter rides in the book. To start the