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

I was legitimately lost, alone, for 1.5 hours with a dead cell phone. The trailblazers are less than adequate if you can even find the trail - which is overgrown to say the least. I crossed many logs on many streams, found my car by following the sun and directing myself. Soaked, covered in ticks, dehydrated and panicked. I had my gps running on my phone to follow the trail - useless. Don’t trust it - it lies.

It was a nice hike in the forest until I couldn’t find the trail once I got to the power lines. There was some new decking that was put up under the power lines with a plastic fence. No way to see where the trail continued. I tried walking under the power lines to get back to the car but ran into a swamp and had to track back and take the same way back. Make sure you go through the gate on the left from the parking lot there is a sign pointing to the beginning of the trail a little ways down the road under the power lines.

It was a nice walk in the woods on the Burnt Mills ATV trail. Thunder Swamp Spur trail yellow marker begins right after the bridge on the right side but it was so old and overgrown I did not feel like fighting my way through it. Maybe another time. To make the loop you have to walk on the Red Burnt Mills trail to yellow Thunder Swamp Spur trail and to orange Thunder swamp trail back to yellow and back to red.

Couldn't find the actual trail... made it halfway on an ATM trail but never saw the trail itself

Friday, March 31, 2017

Eastern end of trail needs to be re-blazed. once you hit the fire road, it became difficult to find the trail, especially in dim or rainy conditions.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Trail was poorly marked. It was a beautiful day. I got about 30 tics. Drop a pin at your car, if you want to get back alive.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

walked under power lines, then trail through woods along fenced area to protect seedlings from deer. There are some slightly hilly areas, but still was fun walk. Two ticks came home with me, but all in all another trail on my list.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

This is a wide flat gravel fire road. 6.4 mile loop with a bit of incline in sections. Great for beginners. More experienced riders may not find this enjoyable.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Easy hike. Marked well in the woods, however, when you have to cross under the electric lines at the far end of the trail, theres nothing marked. We walked over a 5' tall weed field to get into the woods and finally found the trail again. Some white tail deer, woodpeckers and other assorted birds.

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