Alapocas Woods Trail

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Alapocas Woods Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, DE that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles 187 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

rock climbing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

You can't believe your a short hike/bike from downtown Wilmington. There are some very steep trails that's take you too the where the Brandywine meets Alapocus Run. Hike along the Brandywine to the zoo.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Fantastic. The trails were awesome and the waterfall was gorgeous. Be mindful though the route down to the waterfall isn't on the map at all and it's a little steep getting down there

walking
6 months ago

Very pretty near the water. Lots of paths up and down the hills that will make this a hilly walk. Fun to watch the rock climbers.

hiking
10 months ago

Good easy trail in the middle of Wilmington, DE

hiking
1 year ago

Decent trail with nice connector trails. My track was a little over a mile out-and-back. Lots of wildlife as well.

walking
1 year ago

Parking and access to the trail is available in Alapocas Run State Park (fee). The start point for this guide is at the Blue Ball Barn off of East Park Drive. The main trail follows the Northern Delaware Greenway. The trail is paved until you enter into the woods and then it becomes gravel. The trail enters the wooded area on the south east side of the A.I. DuPont mansion property and parallels Alapocas Run. The trail becomes asphalt again after crossing Alapocas Drive. It's a little over a mile from the Blue Ball Barn parking lot to the abandoned Bancroft Mills along the Brandywine River. There are some unimproved (but well marked) hiking trails in the woods on the Brandywine River side of Alapocas Drive that make their way to the baseball fields near the DuPont Experimental Station. Be careful to follow the main well marked trails, as there are many other unmarked trails, especially close to the Brandywine River. (Folks like to swim in the river and tend to leave lots of trash behind.) Mountain biking is not permitted on the unimproved trails. Parking at the ball fields is free. Rock climbing in the abandoned Bancroft Quarry is available by reservation at the park office.

1 year ago

Super confusing. The location listed here is for the park office which is, for some reason miles away from any trail. The closest trail I found was a paved trail that ran Along a main road, where I saw a hooker giving an old man a hand job in her car parked along the trail. By the time I figured out this location was terrible, I looked up other trails at this park, and they were 20 mins away by car... If you are looking for actual hiking trails... Stay away. If you are looking for a really lame flat paved trail with lots of Wilmington trash this place is for you

mountain biking
1 year ago

Aside from the multi-use paved path, there are some moderate though short trails through the woods.

walking
2 years ago