Chestnut Hill Trail

EASY 37 reviews
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Chestnut Hill Trail is a 3.4 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
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 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
1 day ago

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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hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

backpacking
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hiking
11 months ago

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.

Monday, May 23, 2016

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