Alapocas Woods Trail

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Alapocas Woods Trail is a 1.5 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.

1.5 miles
137 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

rock climbing






You can't believe your a short hike/bike from downtown Wilmington. There are some very steep trails that's take you too the where the Brandywine meets Alapocus Run. Hike along the Brandywine to the zoo.

3 minutes ago

One of the best hikes in the Brandywine river valley I have gone manny times and it is still beautiful I advise it for all ages and during the spring,summer and especially during the Fall.

24 days ago

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2 months ago

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

3 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.

3 months ago

Good hike under the trees

4 months ago

good trail for a quick hike.

5 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.

6 months ago

great fun trail!

9 months ago

Trails are great. Quiet and wide trails.

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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


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

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.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Good easy trail in the middle of Wilmington, DE

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.

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

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