Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Loop

EASY 11 reviews

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Loop is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Smyrna, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May.

8.5 miles 68 feet Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

bugs

walking
9 months ago

Trails are okay. Nice view of the water but the bugs are awful. Couldn't enjoy much because of this. However, did drive on the one loop and this was quite nice. Safe from the bugs!

hiking
10 months ago

very beautiful

scenic driving
1 year ago

Do this by car or fat tire bike. It is a gravel road. There are a lot of nice side trails you will want to explore.

scenic driving
1 year ago

This is the grand tour of Bombay Hook. There are several nice side trails, three of which are 30 foot lookout towers.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

I spent two days in the park and hiked most of the short trails. They are all easy.

1 year ago

Great times went multiple times over a few weeks, Great at sunrise and set(pictures are amazing) We saw many water foul and other animals. We were however fed upon by mosquito's. We were prepared the second and third trips with bug spray and multiple layers however this did not work we all felt them through our clothes. Stock up on some good repellant.

hiking
1 year ago

Recommend a lot of bug spray.

birding
2 years ago

We hiked around one of the pools following along the auto route. This route is a level one way gravel road. Not much too it. Lots of birds along the way.

hiking
3 years ago

There really isn't much for hiking. It's mostly a drive, very scenic. I didn't find an 8 mile hike anywhere. The longest I found was 1 mile. It was still beautiful! Make sure you take bug repellent though!

hiking
5 years ago

If you are interested in birds, particularly waterfowl, you will enjoy the park; however, for the purposes of hiking, the trails (with the exception of the Boardwalk Trail, which was perfectly marked) were relatively unmarked; the map was not correct in terms of direction or relative distance. The mosquitos were outrageous, despite using spray. I'm not a novice outdoorsman, and did not find this endearing. The flora and fauna, however, were enjoyable. We were greeted by a red fox, pelicans, egrets, sandpipers, herons, and more on the trails. There was wild rose mallow (hibiscus), goldenrod, sand pine, wild cherry, and a variety of other plant life.