Alapocas Woods Trail

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Alapocas Woods Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

hiking
29 days ago

First time here and I have to say it was a nice experience. Dog friendly and easy for children to hike. I took my 7 year old son and he loved it !!! He did end up a little tired but he managed to get through. The waterfall was our favorite part

walking
1 month ago

Awesome waterfall along the way! Easy to walk and dog friendly! It was hard to find parking close so you will have to do a little extra walking. My friend and I had a great time!

hiking
1 month ago

We enjoyed the lovely scenery and challenging elevation. Even though it was shorter than we usually hike, we both got a good workout. If you want to get a nice view of the waterfall you will need to take about a .2 mile detour, but well worth the extra steps.

walking
2 months ago

Very well-groomed area with a lot of friendly people and dogs.

walking
2 months ago

We have walked here and biked several times. The biking was a little rough as the trail up is hard and many people to avoid and pass. We walk here a lot and go sit by the water. It’s a nice safe peaceful walk. The construction has the parking messed up but it’s worth a trip very nice

2 months ago

Such pretty scenery.

walking
3 months ago

While the trail was a little shorter than I would have liked, I enjoyed the elevation (according to my iPhone, the path elevation is about that of 11 stories) and it still took about 2 hours to hike the whole thing (that was with a lot of pauses for water and rest for my old dog). I loved that I couldn’t hear any traffic (something that I look for in a good trail) and that water crossed the path several times. It was really clean, too! The small valleys covered in little yellow flowers with a perfect spread of trees and a great combination of shade and sunlight was the topping on the cake!

4 months ago

Little to short but beautiful views.

hiking
6 months ago

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8 months ago

This is a great place to walk . The views this time of year (fall) is pretty.

9 months ago

Fun brisk trail to walk along in the Spring-Summer. A lot of old Delaware to discover here and nice natural sights. The path can get a little popular though, especially during fairer weather.

9 months ago

Good hike under the trees

10 months ago

good trail for a quick hike.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a nice little hike for being so close to the city. The parking lot at the trailhead is a bit sketchy, but since it's only 10 minutes from my office I would definitely do it again.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

great fun trail!

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trails are great. Quiet and wide trails.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

can't wait to return when the weather's warmer!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Went to the trail this afternoon with the kids - we had a great time strolling through it. Peaceful - saw a couple of others walking on the trail, and some kids on their bikes. Took us about 40 minutes to walk and come back. Will do it again with the kids for sure

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Loved hiking down to the waterfall! We had a blast.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Fantastic. The trails were awesome and the waterfall was gorgeous. Be mindful though the route down to the waterfall isn't on the map at all and it's a little steep getting down there

walking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Very pretty near the water. Lots of paths up and down the hills that will make this a hilly walk. Fun to watch the rock climbers.

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Good easy trail in the middle of Wilmington, DE

hiking
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Decent trail with nice connector trails. My track was a little over a mile out-and-back. Lots of wildlife as well.

walking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Parking and access to the trail is available in Alapocas Run State Park (fee). The start point for this guide is at the Blue Ball Barn off of East Park Drive. The main trail follows the Northern Delaware Greenway. The trail is paved until you enter into the woods and then it becomes gravel. The trail enters the wooded area on the south east side of the A.I. DuPont mansion property and parallels Alapocas Run. The trail becomes asphalt again after crossing Alapocas Drive. It's a little over a mile from the Blue Ball Barn parking lot to the abandoned Bancroft Mills along the Brandywine River. There are some unimproved (but well marked) hiking trails in the woods on the Brandywine River side of Alapocas Drive that make their way to the baseball fields near the DuPont Experimental Station. Be careful to follow the main well marked trails, as there are many other unmarked trails, especially close to the Brandywine River. (Folks like to swim in the river and tend to leave lots of trash behind.) Mountain biking is not permitted on the unimproved trails. Parking at the ball fields is free. Rock climbing in the abandoned Bancroft Quarry is available by reservation at the park office.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Super confusing. The location listed here is for the park office which is, for some reason miles away from any trail. The closest trail I found was a paved trail that ran Along a main road, where I saw a hooker giving an old man a hand job in her car parked along the trail. By the time I figured out this location was terrible, I looked up other trails at this park, and they were 20 mins away by car... If you are looking for actual hiking trails... Stay away. If you are looking for a really lame flat paved trail with lots of Wilmington trash this place is for you

mountain biking
Monday, July 20, 2015

Aside from the multi-use paved path, there are some moderate though short trails through the woods.

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