Walking Dunes Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Walking Dunes Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lewes, DE that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 32 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



Delaware Tourism Office, P.O. Box 1401, 99 Kings Highway , Dover, DE, 19901, Phone: 302-739-4271

4 months ago

The Walking Dunes Trail surface is improved with gravel. It's well suited for trail running and mountain biking. The trail starts in scrub pines, and then travels through a salt marsh. It was overcast for our hike, but normally the trail would be full for sun for much of the hike. The black flies were out in force. This would be a good hike for the early spring. There were port-a-pots at the trail head parking area (Herring Point).

5 months ago

6 months ago

1 year ago

Favorite state park in DE by far. The trails are well maintained and have varieties of landscape and wildlife. Tons of other things to do here too; from the beach to biking, fishing, camping, and don't forget about checking out the war bunkers/towers/guns.

1 year ago

Love this trail with diversity of sand, woods, marsh, hills, water views - doesn't get much better!

3 years ago

I love my mountains and my wife loves the beach. Both of us benefit on this one. Wildlife is abundant and seemingly undaunted by the presence of people. My wife and I hike the nature trail portion just after a storm and found it to be quite swampy in some places so bring the appropriate attire for the occasional water crossing. If you have kids, or are a kid at heart be sure to hit the nature center afterwards. And be sure to check the schedule of events for the park there is always something interesting going on! Fun for all ages!

4 years ago

Enjoyed the trails and park in general. Spent the day with family site seeing, fishing, bike riding, swimming. ( bike rental free) This park offers a piece of Military history, with a wonderful views, abundance of wildlife. The trails are paved and were slightly challenging.

mountain biking
4 years ago

This is a great, mostly flat, paved loop throughout Cape Henlopen State Park. It's a wonderful way to see the local flora and fauna, and see the remains of Fort Miles as well. I peddled this with my 8yo daughter, and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!