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#6 of 193 state parks in Delaware

Best trails in White Clay Creek State Park

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Looking for a great trail in White Clay Creek State Park, Delaware? AllTrails has 15 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. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in White Clay Creek State Park ranging from 2.3 to 7.4 miles and from 111 to 360 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

White Clay Creek is surrounded by lush greenery and sparkling streams offering countless opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation. There are thirty-seven miles of trails lead explorers to historic sites and scenic vistas overlooking lush valleys and impressive rock outcrops. Hikers and mountain bike riders can travel through the Middle Run Valley Natural Area to Possum Hill or hike the Pomeroy Rail-Trail to the pedestrian bridge over White Clay Creek. There are plenty of year-round activities available at White Clay Creek. The Nature Center hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, birdwatching or disc golf. There are also a large picnic area and pavilion. Sledding and cross-country skiing are among the many winter activities available at the park.

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Map of trails in White Clay Creek 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) 368-6900
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Top trails (15)
#1 - Whitely Farms Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
Follow trail from the south end of the parking. The trail is well marked. It starts through corn fields and moves into hilly woodlands. Trail is blazed and there are scattered maps. About 1/3 in, you come to a junction near a road. If you wish to cut out 2.3 miles, continue straight rather than crossing to the David English Trail loop. Upon completing the loop, follow the blazes through woods and fields to the tri-valley trail. Turn right and follow the signs to the whitely trailhead.Show more
#2 - Delaware Arc Monument via Twin Valley Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Pleasant hike through hilly forest terrain. Follow the blue trail from the trailhead at the NE corner of the lot. Stay with the blue trail to the millpond. At the end of the millpond, turn left on the millpond dam. Turn left on the path and make an immediate left to climb through the open field. Follow the farm path through the farmstead. Turn right out of the farm yard. After a short walk, watch for the unmarked trail going left from the path. It will lead you straight to the yellow trail. Follow the left (straight) direction of the yellow tail. The trail goes through pretty forested hills and valleys, with a couple of bridges, on its way to the Arc Monument, where the Delaware Arc meets the Pennsylvania Mason Dixon line border. Continue on the yellow trail back to the Trailhead in the parking lot. IGNORE the XC markers, their colors are for the high school cross country turns.Show more
#3 - David English Trail & Boundry Line
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
#4 - Yeatman Station Road Loop
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Nice trail in White Clay Creek State Park that runs largely along both sides of the creek. Beautiful in April when the wild flowers bloom. Please note that the Chamber Rock parking lot charges $3 to park.Show more
#5 - David English Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Note: If you do decide to ride this trail, be sure to go clockwise.Show more
#6 - Charles Bailey and Yeatman Station Road Loop
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
This loop consists of Charles Bailey Trail, Yeatman Station Road, Wendel Cassel Trail, and unmarked/unnamed trails Show more
#7 - Bryan's Field Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#8 - White Clay Creek State Park Loop
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
This route is a combination of several trails within the White Clay Creek State Park. Hikers and mountain bikers wishing to extend or shorten their trip can take many different trails within this beautiful forested area. There are also many more trailheads than the starting point shown here.Show more
#9 - Mason Dixon Trail to Penndel Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
#10 - Tri Valley and Smith Mill Road
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
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