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#2 of 193 state parks in Delaware

Best trails in Cape Henlopen State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Cape Henlopen State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Cape Henlopen's has two designated swimming beaches for visitors who enjoy swimming and sunbathing (umbrellas can be rented during the summer). The northern swimming area has modern facilities with showers, changing rooms, and a food concession. Visitors can enjoy many year-round hiking and biking opportunities and other activities such as fishing, special events, picnic areas, disc golf, and basketball courts. Winter hunting is permitted in some areas of the park; a hunting permit is required. The park conducts a variety of entertaining recreational programs, and learning activities such as natural history lectures, seaside seining, and birdwatching. There are some paved trails that loops the park and if you want to admire a spectacular 360-degree views, you can climb to the top of the World War II Observation Tower. You could also explore the coastal environment along the Seaside or the Pinelands Nature Trails, or hike the six miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Map of trails in Cape Henlopen State Park
Park information
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) 645-8983
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Gordons Pond Trail
Cape Henlopen State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Gordons Pond Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lewes, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#2 - Walking Dunes Trail
Cape Henlopen State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Walking Dunes Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lewes, Delaware that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkShow more
#3 - Junction and Breakwater Trail
Cape Henlopen State Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Junction and Breakwater Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible yShow more
#4 - Pinelands Trail Loop
Cape Henlopen State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 45 m
Pinelands Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lewes, Delaware that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hShow more