Chestnut Hill Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newark, DE and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Hills and forests ending with a walk in a soybean field Nice hike through forest in a hilly area between two creeks. Bridges make the crossings easy. The trail is clearly marked, including a cut off that will allow you to cut the hike in half. Watch for mountain bikers. The trail ends by bringing you through a soybean field back to the start. A short walk will take you to the Judge Morris house, a 19th century house, now a museum. Call the rangers or go to the Delaware State Park website to get information on hours and exhibits.
Perfect for a Sunday afternoon hike. Not too many people. Went with my husband and our 6 month old puppy and it was gorgeous. Will definitely do this trail again.
My dog & I did the entire 3.4 mile trail in exactly an hour. Loved the slightly different terrain variations and small elevation changes. Definitely will do it again when the season changes.
This was a nice hike with continually changing elevation. Even though it hadn't rained in a few days, there were still muddy parts on the trail. I'd imagine it gets bad for a day or two after heavy rain. The biggest complaint is that there isn't a lot of room to step off the trail for mountain bikers. Most of the path ahead & behind you is covered, so the bikes come up quick and it can be hard to duck out of the way. For those that want a longer hike, it easily connects to more trail systems across the street. All in all a pleasant hike and one I'd take again.
Great trail! Very dog friendly. Nice little creek about half way through