Best Trails in Delaware

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on Iron Hill Park
17 hours ago

Hike here on a regular basis. Love it! Trails will give you a great workout! Offers a disc golf course also which is great but sometimes a little frustrating because trails run with the course and I always feel bad interrupting a groups effort in playing. Most groups are very courteous and all works out well! Would definitely recommend but be prepared to take time if it's your first time there. Great hiking!

on Carousel Park Trail
17 hours ago

Just walked here yesterday for the first time. Hills give you a great workout! Beautiful scenery while walking too. Love that it's so dog friendly!

on Trap Pond State Park Loop
2 days ago

mountain biking

This trail doesn't really lead you to any of the docks to directly overlook the lake. You have to figure out how to do that on your own if you want more views than going through the woods. The trail is well kept and flat, but difficult to ride a bike at a decent pace because of all the people walking. This is one of the few trails at this park, so it's no surprise that it's the most popular.

If you are trying to avoid the crowds you can take a kayak in and see a lot more of the lake. I have uploaded 4 photos of my shots from the kayak. The cypresses growing out of the water in bunches and lily pads make for some really awesome scenery. I also saw a bunch of turtles hanging out on fallen trees.

The boat launch parking lot doesn't have a fee collector station, so you may be able to park there without paying. You could always park elsewhere and then ride a bike in to avoid the fee. I personally have a problem paying a fee especially when out of state patrons get charged more and I don't litter or use the restroom facilities.

on Newark Reservoir
9 days ago

hiking

Steep hill to start the hike around the reservoir. Nice views from the top. White Clay trails can be accessed from the walking path around the reservoir.

on Killens Pond Loop, Killen...
9 days ago

hiking

We took the pond trail loop (yellow markings on park map)...it was shaded except for one small section when you actually walk on Killens Pond Road. This trail circles completely around the pond. The paths are really nice switching from sand, wood chips, small gravel, board walk and dirt. We completed this in late August and not one mosquito! It is great for dogs since the trails are so nice and shaded.

on Whitely Farms Trail
14 days ago

Very flat. Great for a solid distance run. Not a very interesting hiking trail, in my opinion.

on Bellevue Stroll Trail
22 days ago

Good for family outing and descent 3 mile round distance.

on Newark Reservoir
25 days ago

walking

nice uphill walk to the resevoir. scenic views of Newark de.

on David English Trail & Bou...
25 days ago

hiking

I did this trail today (along with Whitely Farms Trail) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so peaceful. I will be back (sooner rather than later).

on Northern Delaware Greenwa...
25 days ago

hiking

I've done this trail a couple times. It varies between paved and gravel (a small portion is sidewalk along a road). There are some small hills. In my opinion, it's worth doing, but is nothing spectacular.

on Whitely Farms Trail
25 days ago

hiking

I really enjoyed this trail. I highly recommend it. The majority of the time, the only sounds I heard were those of birds and the wind through the trees. There was the occasional air plane overhead and car driving past (when the trail was near the road) but for most part just nature. I saw a couple other hikers and maybe four or five bikers. The trail was very very peaceful. It is $8 to park for out of state plates and $4 for Delaware plates.

on Swamp Forest Trail
1 month ago

mountain biking

love riding here it's a easy trail ride however if you go after a good rain it will be very muddy

on Newark Reservoir
1 month ago

walking

on Winterthur Museum Gardens
1 month ago

Beautiful place for an easy walk or hike!

on Alapocas Woods Trail
1 month ago

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