Loved hiking down to the waterfall! We had a blast.

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Fantastic. The trails were awesome and the waterfall was gorgeous. Be mindful though the route down to the waterfall isn't on the map at all and it's a little steep getting down there

walking
9 months ago

Very pretty near the water. Lots of paths up and down the hills that will make this a hilly walk. Fun to watch the rock climbers.

Good easy trail in the middle of Wilmington, DE

hiking
1 year ago

Decent trail with nice connector trails. My track was a little over a mile out-and-back. Lots of wildlife as well.

Parking and access to the trail is available in Alapocas Run State Park (fee). The start point for this guide is at the Blue Ball Barn off of East Park Drive. The main trail follows the Northern Delaware Greenway. The trail is paved until you enter into the woods and then it becomes gravel. The trail enters the wooded area on the south east side of the A.I. DuPont mansion property and parallels Alapocas Run. The trail becomes asphalt again after crossing Alapocas Drive. It's a little over a mile from the Blue Ball Barn parking lot to the abandoned Bancroft Mills along the Brandywine River. There are some unimproved (but well marked) hiking trails in the woods on the Brandywine River side of Alapocas Drive that make their way to the baseball fields near the DuPont Experimental Station. Be careful to follow the main well marked trails, as there are many other unmarked trails, especially close to the Brandywine River. (Folks like to swim in the river and tend to leave lots of trash behind.) Mountain biking is not permitted on the unimproved trails. Parking at the ball fields is free. Rock climbing in the abandoned Bancroft Quarry is available by reservation at the park office.