Chestnut Hill Trail

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Chestnut Hill Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newark, Delaware that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

Hills and forests ending with a walk in a soybean field Nice hike through forest in a hilly area between two creeks. Bridges make the crossings easy. The trail is clearly marked, including a cut off that will allow you to cut the hike in half. Watch for mountain bikers. The trail ends by bringing you through a soybean field back to the start. A short walk will take you to the Judge Morris house, a 19th century house, now a museum. Call the rangers or go to the Delaware State Park website to get information on hours and exhibits.

hiking
5 days ago

The fallen logs had been neatly placed off the trail and two people were working on parts of the trail today. They were friendly. This was a nice trail with a lot of variety. My Golden loves it too!

27 days ago

Perfect for first timers!

3 months ago

Fun and a nice workout.

hiking
4 months ago

Smells great. The smell of leaves from these trees makes it very pleasant.

walking
5 months ago

This was a nice trail. There are restrooms at the trailhead and lots of parking. I went on a colder day while it was snowing so there was not much traffic.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The trail head and trail are well marked. It's good for hiking, biking and trail running. There is adequate parking and toilets. I would rate this easy, not moderate. It's mostly wooded, with a short stretch next to the Pike Creek, and a couple of short stretches with road noise. Fee area.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Sunday, May 07, 2017

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice trail you will share with the occasional mountain biker. Will do it again.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Great walk not too hard. Able to do it with my 7, 5 and 3 year old

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Perfect for a Sunday afternoon hike. Not too many people. Went with my husband and our 6 month old puppy and it was gorgeous. Will definitely do this trail again.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Good hike. Yes watch for mountain bikes there is only room for a single line on the trail. Many roots so watch your footing tripped a few times. But very pretty

paddle sports
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Easy. Nice nature walk. Watch out for mountain bikers.

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Great!

hiking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

My dog & I did the entire 3.4 mile trail in exactly an hour. Loved the slightly different terrain variations and small elevation changes. Definitely will do it again when the season changes.

hiking
Friday, June 01, 2012

This was a nice hike with continually changing elevation. Even though it hadn't rained in a few days, there were still muddy parts on the trail. I'd imagine it gets bad for a day or two after heavy rain. The biggest complaint is that there isn't a lot of room to step off the trail for mountain bikers. Most of the path ahead & behind you is covered, so the bikes come up quick and it can be hard to duck out of the way. For those that want a longer hike, it easily connects to more trail systems across the street. All in all a pleasant hike and one I'd take again.

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2011

Great trail! Very dog friendly. Nice little creek about half way through

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Monday, May 29, 2017

recorded Chestnut Hill Trail

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