Chestnut Hill Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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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.

3.4 miles 328 feet Loop

dog friendly


mountain biking

trail running

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.

5 months ago

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.

1 year ago

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.

4 years ago

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.

5 years ago

Great trail! Very dog friendly. Nice little creek about half way through