Explore the most popular hiking trails in White Clay Creek 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.

Better trail than David English with great scenery and variety only marginally marred by extensive bike rutting and not enough foot traffic in several of the grassy crossings.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is pretty good but not great. Firstly this is actually part of White Clay park and thus hase several different trails. As of writing this the trail was listed as lightly trafficked which is incorrect. This trail is a pretty popular mountain biking area. This is not a trail if you are looking for peace and solitude. There is an airport nearby and you can hear traffic and people on adjacent paths talking.

Many bikers are polite but I have heard bikers complaining about walkers on the path and some bikers seem to feel entitled and want you to move for them. Since this is primarily a bike path the trails can be very thin.

Very nice! Did the twin creek trail it was long

This is known as the Twin Valley Trail locally and by the Park. Very nice trail with modest elevation changes, a couple of creek crossings, and some nice views. Great family hike. My wife and I have done it with a two and a half year old and one year old strapped to our backs. Our now four year old had walked most of it on her own two feet. Most of it is under tree cover so a good hot weather hike.
Plus, you get the Arc monument, so an interesting bit of history/geography thrown in.

Really nicely marked trails. Fun run

Took my kids lots of cool things to see during the hike from nature to ruins of old houses.

beautiful views along the creek

great trail. great workout.

mountain biking
10 months ago

had a great time here today . We will definitey be going back .

hiking
11 months ago

The trail is great for a brisk walk and open nature, but it wasn’t very scenic. Still a great escape for any Delawarean looking to get out of the house!

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

Great trail with mild elevation. Takes you through a beautiful wildflower area.

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Nice meandering with minor elevation changes.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Not a bad trek. Lots of mountain bikers to look out for

Great trail on a rainy day.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Good

Fair.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great woodsy hike! Nice inclines. If you've got puppy company, watch out for oncoming bikers!

trail running
Saturday, June 24, 2017

I grew up in Newark but never ran any of these trails. Wow! So much fun. Well-marked and maintained. Beautiful and green. Loved it!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Nice short hike with pretty scenery.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Great trail for a hike with two dogs. Encountered a lot of mountain bikers and some trail runners. Everyone was very friendly. I wouldn't consider it moderate. It was pretty easy. I did choose this hike because I'm trying to complete the DE State Park Trail Challenge. According to the map and my GPS, I walked the whole trial, but I didn't find the symbol. Awe shucks...guess that means I have to go back :)

This is White Clay Trail! Not the arc monument. They charge you $4 to get in the state park to access the trail

Monday, August 15, 2016

Very flat. Great for a solid distance run. Not a very interesting hiking trail, in my opinion.

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

I did this trail today (along with Whitely Farms Trail) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so peaceful. I will be back (sooner rather than later).

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

I really enjoyed this trail. I highly recommend it. The majority of the time, the only sounds I heard were those of birds and the wind through the trees. There was the occasional air plane overhead and car driving past (when the trail was near the road) but for most part just nature. I saw a couple other hikers and maybe four or five bikers. The trail was very very peaceful. It is $8 to park for out of state plates and $4 for Delaware plates.

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

I would recommend to carry a backpack with water, wear a hat, and have a fully charged phone to track your progress.

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Went when it was a little colder, so there was less traffic. Did about two or three trails that were connected, and they were peaceful and gorgeous. I would definitely go again. Great for trail running, and part of the trail connects to the Mason Dixon Monument, which is quite a treat.

Friday, May 13, 2016

not to hard but the return trip is all up hill

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Very enjoyable, dog friendly, and few hikers on the trail during the week days.

trail running
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Great for trail running! Just have to watch out for bikers

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

Whitley Farms is a great hike, but I would not consider it challenging, especially not moderate. The connection from Whitley Farms Trail to Tri-Valley Trail is not well marked on the trail itself so look for the street with the crosswalk white marks. That's your connection. DO NOT hike this trail after dark. Its not dangerous by any means, but I encountered a park ranger waiting next to my truck at about 5:30 as I came out of the trail. I showed him my All-Trails app, and that I had been hiking for a few hours, not just loitering around. He wrote me up for being in the park after hours! No fine, but still a hassle to deal with after hiking 9 miles.

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