Delaware Arc Monument via White Clay Trail is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Newark, DE and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Forested hike to the 1892 ARC monument where DE met PA Pleasant hike through hilly forest terrain. Follow the blue trail from the trailhead at the NE corner of the lot. Stay with the blue trail to the millpond. At the end of the millpond, turn left on the millpond dam. Turn left on the path and make an immediate left to climb through the open field. Follow the farm path through the farmstead. Turn right out of the farm yard. After a short walk, watch for the unmarked trail going left from the path. It will lead you straight to the yellow trail. Follow the left (straight) direction of the yellow tail. The trail goes through pretty forested hills and valleys, with a couple of bridges, on its way to the Arc Monument. where the Delaware Arc meets the Pennsylvania Mason Dixon line border. Continue on the yellow trail back to the Trailhead in the parking lot. IGNORE the XC markers, their colors are for the high school cross country turns.
This is White Clay Trail! Not the arc monument. They charge you $4 to get in the state park to access the trail
Very enjoyable, dog friendly, and few hikers on the trail during the week days.
Great easy hike
Overall a good hiking experience. Off the trail for sometime while got a chance to discover white clay creek a bit more. It was a Saturday afternoon and I only saw one couple along my way. Definitely worth a try to get self refreshed.
Definitely a fun trail to hike. I didn't see anyone else on the trail all day and this was a weekend morning. Has more elevation than I expected for for the area and provides some nice views off the park. There are a few detours you can take to extend the hike and see the white clay creek. The monument itself is fun to check out and the trail was maintained pretty well! Overall the trail provided for a good day out.
A pretty neat trail! Markers are a bit off but it's not hard to make sense of. Not as well kept as it could be...but then again I went on the 3rd day of Spring this year.
This a fun trail to hike, more challenging than I expected. The monument site is more amusing that I thought. We didn't see anyone on the actual trail. I like how it has some interesting things along the way to keep things interesting. I want to redo it on a bike soon.