Whitetail Trail, White Clay Creek State Park

Newark, Delaware 19717

Whitetail Trail, White Clay Creek State Park

Whitetail Trail, White Clay Creek State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 floodplain, its gently rolling hills rising up from the valley.

Like the other small parcels of the preserve, the landscape is a mixture of old fields, thickets of honeysuckle and blackberries, saplings, and stream-laced woodlands with wonderful groves of beech and tulip trees. When you are finished hiking in the woods here, the preserve’s shady picnic area and disc golf course make this area a great place for an all-day family outing. Special considerations: Observe signs regarding pets; they are permitted in some areas of the park but must be kept on a leash."

Whitetail Trail, White Clay Creek State Park Trip Reports

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11/25/1999
Very nice trail. We did this on Thanksgiving Day to burn some calories and jump start our appetites! It was a cool day, but there were some gradual climbs that kept us warm enough. Fall colors were about finished at this time, but the woods were still beautiful. Hint: we didn't pay an entrance fee and there didn't seem to be anywhere to drop one off. I think offseason there may be no fee for this park.
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Trail Information

Newark
Nearby City
3
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
April - November
Season
White Clay Creek State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Newark West; Newark East, Delaware
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