Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Amazing!

Amazing!

Nice wildlife area. Very pretty scenery and winds through the marshes and wetlands. Great bird watching opportunities. The entire trail is a gravel road. Not the greatest hiking and the trial doesn’t go through the woods. There’s some satellite trails off of it and observation towers which are cool and changes things up. Cars are allowed to drive on the trail so watch out. Overall a nice walk but not the greatest if you’re looking to hike.

Very pretty scenery and winds through the marshes and wetlands. The entire trail is a gravel road. Not the greatest hiking and the trial doesn’t go through the woods. There’s the observation tower which is cool and changes things up. Cars are allowed to drive on the trail so watch out.

hiking
7 days ago

Nice wildlife area. Very pretty scenery and winds through the marshes and wetlands. The entire trail is a gravel road. Not the greatest hiking and the trial doesn’t go through the woods. There’s some satellite trails off of it and observation towers which are cool and changes things up. Cars are allowed to drive on the trail so watch out. Where the side trails that go through the woods are located are pull offs. You could drive the majority of the trail and just hike the pull offs. Overall a nice walk but not the greatest if you’re looking to hike.

Nice for Bird watching and walking your pets.

Out to the big, old tree and back on a wide dirt, pebble, grass path (mostly dirt). We walked this shaded path during a hot, dry period and did not encounter mosuitos or flies, but this could easily change if this area was wet or damp. Seemed shorter than 2.2m ; be good for a run.

It's Sept. 2nd and the trail is a bit overgrown onto the gravel path (plenty of poison ivy) and into the 1/3 boardwalk section of this short looped trail One picnic table on path & 4 sturdy, relaxing benches on a well-made boardwalk with gr8 views of marshland. Loop is well marked throughout & overview map at trailhead. Long gravel car ride to get here. Don't wiz by in a sports car & get others dusty like an idiot. Annual DE state pass required or day fee of a few dollars.

hiking
bugs
6 months ago

mountain biking
muddy
9 months ago

Great birds and herps, but the bugs were truly awful.

Great for nature lovers!

Short and sweet loop. Great boardwalk trail. Definitely bring bug spray..

Short down and back, overlooks swamp area. Great birdwatching area. Bring bug spray!!!!

Great spot for birds. Try riding a bike through the driving trails for a good ride.

While the birding and views are incredible, the bugs are AWFUL. I expected (and really wanted) more trails but walked along the gravel road for a while, instead. When my dog and I got back to my car, I found 4 ticks on me and over 30 ticks on my dog. I highly suggest just going here for a scenic drive (it is worth going to see), an in-your-car picnic, or make sure you put some oregano or grapefruit and peppermint essential oil on you to repel ticks and mosquitos if you get out to walk around.

hiking
Sun Sep 25 2016

A nice mix of water and woods. This trail was a joy although way too short.

hiking
Fri Sep 23 2016

A nice walk into the marshland. Starting from wildlife drive, the trail crosses a few hundred feet of boardwalk before hitting dry land. Then the trail splits into a loop, following waters edge first on the left trail and looping back through a more wooded trail.

walking
Sun May 22 2016

Trails are okay. Nice view of the water but the bugs are awful. Couldn't enjoy much because of this. However, did drive on the one loop and this was quite nice. Safe from the bugs!

very beautiful

hiking
Wed Feb 17 2016

Nice woodland and water views all the way out the peninsula. It sticks out into Shearness pool.

mountain biking
Tue Feb 16 2016

I loved the tower trail off the main road.

mountain biking
Tue Feb 16 2016

By the time we got to this pool they were all starting to look alike. The name, "Bear Swamp" is really cool.

hiking
Sun Feb 14 2016

A nice trail running out a peninsula. There is no tower on this one but a lot of nice views along the way.

hiking
Sat Feb 13 2016

Another nice little trail into a 30 foot steel tower. The views are incredible.

hiking
Thu Feb 11 2016

All three of the 30 foot steel towers offer incredible views. This on is no exception. The little trail in is nice too.

scenic driving
Wed Feb 10 2016

This loop is closed off so you have to do it on a fat tire bike or in a big letter C to go by car. I loved the hiking trails too.

scenic driving
Wed Feb 10 2016

Maybe this was the best pool because it was the beginning of a long day of looking at them.

scenic driving
Tue Feb 09 2016

This was our first pool (lake) The tower trail and the birding trail of the loop were awesome.

scenic driving
Tue Feb 09 2016

A nice loop around a lake. There are hiking trails into the Searness Tower and at Parsons Point

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