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#8 of 193 state parks in Delaware

Best trails in Trap Pond State Park

161 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Trap 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.
Description

Trap Pond State Park retains a part of the swamp's original beauty and mystery, and features the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the United States. Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Visitors have many opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the wetland forest, exploring the hiking trails surrounding the pond, providing opportunities for birdwatching and glimpse native animal species and many flowering plants. The park offers a variety of recreational activities. Boating, rowboats, pedal boats, surf bikes, canoes and kayaks can be rented during the summer season. A boat launching ramp can accommodate small motorized boats for fishing or scenic excursions. The Baldcypress Nature Center features a variety of displays and programs that will enhance any visit to the park. There are also many picnic areas overlooking the pond and three pavilions may be reserved for group events. Visitors can also use volleyball courts and horseshoe pits and children can enjoy the playground complex.

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Map of trails in Trap Pond State Park
Park information
Acreage:
90 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) 875-5153
Helpful links
Top trails (4)
#1 - Trap Pond Loop
Trap Pond State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Trap Pond Loop is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, Show more
#2 - Bob Trail Full Loop
Trap Pond State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Bob Trail Full Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running,Show more
#3 - Bob Trail
Trap Pond State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Bob Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Laurel, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs aShow more
#4 - Huckleberry and Bob Trail Loop
Trap Pond State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Huckleberry and Bob Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more