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#3 of 193 state parks in Delaware

Best trails in Brandywine Creek State Park

930 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Brandywine Creek State Park ranging from 1.8 to 7.3 miles and from 137 to 406 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Visitors to Brandywine Creek State Park will have the opportunity to see wildflowers, songbirds, deer, and other flora and fauna. Many species of hawks can be seen migrating over the valley from mid-September to mid-November. You can find two nature preserves within Brandywine Creek State Park: Tulip Tree Woods, a majestic stand of 190-year-old tulip poplar, and Freshwater Marsh. Visitors can also enjoy many activities such as hiking, fishing, special events, picnic areas, kite flying, disc golf, canoeing and tubing are popular ways to experience the Brandywine, too. In the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing.

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Map of trails in Brandywine Creek State Park
Park information
Acreage:
933 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(302) 577-3534
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Rocky Run Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Note: If you park in the lot on Thompson’s Bridge Road, DE residents pay $4, out of state pay $8. Bring exact change. This trail follows 2 creeks Rocky Run and Hurricane Run. As you walk besides theShow more
#2 - Brandywine Creek River Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Brandywine Creek River Loop is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#3 - Woodlawn Trail
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
Woodlawn Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montchanin, Delaware that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, runningShow more
#4 - Indian Springs Trail
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Beautiful forest hike up and down hills to Brandywine Creek then back up and through some very large tulip trees. Look for the stone fences which mark the borders of the Du Pont family fields. The trShow more
#5 - Eastern Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Eastern Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#6 - Cross Country Course, Hidden Pond, and Rocky Run Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
Cross Country Course, Hidden Pond, and Rocky Run Loop is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#7 - Brandywine Creek: Rockland Road to Thompson Bridge Road
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Brandywine Creek: Rockland Road to Thompson Bridge Road is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rockland, Delaware that features a great forest setting and is good for all Show more
#8 - First State National Monument Trail
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h
First State National Monument Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#9 - Brandywine Creek Long Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
Brandywine Creek Long Loop is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walShow more
#10 - Creek Road Trail
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Creek Road Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
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