Explore the most popular trails in Lums Pond 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.

Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boat rentals and fishing provide water-bound recreation in the summer months. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water. Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill. This area was first used as a state park in 1963.

hiking
2 days ago

I love this trail for it’s wooded view, birds and peacefulness. Get way to destress while exercising my dog.

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

Great leisurely hike around the pond. Pretty muddy today but typically would be nice packed mostly flat.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice loop around the pond. Flat. Mostly dirt trail but a few paved and gravel areas near the campground and disc golf /boat rental. Not sure why but a portion of the trail was closed behind the campground. I went through campground and caught the trail again at the boat ramp. Also, what is up with all the dog crap? Gross. First time I've seen it like this.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiked part of the trail but could not do the entire so took connected trail and double back to the jersey trail and then service road to parking lot.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
2 months ago

Muddy this time a year but definitely a good trail !! Lots of puppies.

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muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike around pond. Beautiful views and well marked. Very peaceful

hiking
4 months ago

This is a nice trail in Delaware. There are picnic tables about four miles into the hike and this is a great spot to eat lunch while enjoying views of the pond and re-energizing. The trail does go through the disc golf course and this can be very annoying, both for the golf players and the hikers, as both are interrupted by the other. Easy hike, enjoyable views of the pond throughout.

As a senior walker, this is a definite moderate trail since the rocks and roots are plentiful. It is a beautiful place to walk and my dog loved it. I can get lost in my own back yard so I confess I did get lost once lol.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail! It is well marked and it took us c. 2.5 hours to walk this trail.

Excellently marked well groomed trail awesome

I love this trail. It is poorly marked in a few spots. The wooded sections are cool and scenic. It is an awesome way to tour the largest pond in Delaware!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail, shaded about 90% of the way. Could be better marked in spots. Flat most of the way, with a fair number of tree roots to navigate. Good trail for beginner mountain bikers.

hiking
10 months ago

this is my go to trail. its easy enough to walk, but can be jogged on quite comfortably in most places.

on Swamp Forest Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Quiet, easy hike around the property of Lum's Pond. We enjoyed the quick access from our campsite.

hiking
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nice park and lots of hiking to do there. Would definitely go back and hike the other trails at this park. There are other activities to do there besides just hiking. Disc golf, GoApe zip lining.

trail running
Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Wish the trails were a little better marked

hiking
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This walk was easy but there are lots of rocks and roots on the trail. The path is mostly flat accept for a few hills. I recommend this path during the fall when the leaves change color.

walking
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

It was a nice walk. It's listed as easy but is closer to moderate due to trail build (lots of roots and some rocks).

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Easy to navagate n now n then some benches to rest on. Quiet but well traveled!

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Watch out for the apes

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

A moderate trail. Not sure why it's listed as easy. One of my favorites! This is pretty much my backyard and go-to park. I've worked for LPSP for a few years, and they only get better with time! Well manicured, clearly marked, great contours, bridges & overpasses, gorgeous scenery.. for a solid 6 miles. This trail hugs the pond so look forward to encountering a couple of muddy patches. My pups can't get enough! Never gets old.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Should be listed as a moderate... tree roots were terrible in some areas... def not for beginners

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

Awesome for beginner with nice views of pond and wildlife

mountain biking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Scenic and moderately challenging.

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

Easy, flat ground but never boring. Gorgeous views all year and amazing wildlife seasonally.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The trail surface is forest floor and sometimes improved with gravel. It's well suited for trail running and mountain biking. Although the trail winds around the pond, it's mostly a walk in the woods, with several places to access the pond along the route. The bugs were out in force, and the pond level was high and encroaching on the trail in numerous places. Much of the forest floor sections were wet and muddy; hence the name Swamp Forest Trail. We walked the entire loop in about 2hrs, 40 min. at about a 21 minute mile pace. Bathrooms are available at the park office, or at the trail head.

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