White Clay Xc

New Castle County, Delaware

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White Clay Xc is a hiking and biking trail in New Castle County, Delaware. It is three miles long and begins at 297 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 575 feet.
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White Clay Xc is a hiking and biking trail in New Castle County, Delaware. It is three miles long and begins at 297 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 575 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: New Castle County
Distance: 3.0
Elevation Gain: 575 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 297 feet
Top Elevation: 313 feet
Additional Use: Hunting, Golf/Disc Golf, Fishing
Driving Directions: Directions to White Clay Xc
Elevation Min/Max: 231/313 ft
Elevation Start/End: 297/297 ft

White Clay Xc Professional Reviews and Guides

"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 other in Delaware.

White Clay Creek State Park has about 37 miles of trails to explore and offers all kinds of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking, and disc golf. Be mindful that hunting is also allowed seasonally, so keep an eye out for possible trail closures."

"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 preserve extends across the border. The area is popular with birders, botanists, and other naturalists who like “going afield.”

A public journal at the nature center notes sightings of the many local birds, including red-bellied, downy, and pileated woodpeckers, osprey, kingfishers, wild turkeys, cedar waxwings, and blackburnian warblers. There are also wild geraniums, wood violets, trillium, and trout lily in abundance, as well as mammals large and small. Reports say there is even a mountain lion roaming this neck of the woods! Special considerations: Pets are permitted in some areas of the park, but they must be leashed. Check the signs at the trailhead or inquire at the contact station. Some trails are closed during the hunting season."

Recent Trail Reviews

10/22/1999
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This was a very nice trail. Some climbing, but very scenic. Some areas where you could get wet. My daughter, who was nine at the time, had no trouble with the trails, but some of the climbs taxed her a bit. The trail is fairly well marked, but there are a few areas where you must be alert or you could wander off (always bring a compass). Fall colors were beautiful, and some parts of the trail overlooked the creek.



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May 2018