Creek Road Trail

EASY 24 reviews

Creek Road Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

3 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful drive getting there. Nice hike. good biking.

1 month ago

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4 months ago

I rated this 3 stars as it is relative to other places I've hiked. that being said, this is a nice reasonably flat section of trail. I've done quite a bit in brandywine and you can continue all the way up into pa or go all the way down past the parking area into a group of other trails. this here is the easiest section. we like to use brandywine as a place to acclimate our bodies with weighted packs for more difficult trips.

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11 months ago

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Friday, January 01, 2016

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Great creek side walk. Great scenery, nice flat trail. would liked to have taken the mountain trail to the right, but, late night last night. looking forward to hiking the rest before the leaves disappear:)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

possibilities are endless here. the scenery is a great reason to hike here is you are short on time. you can get a decent effort in under 2 hours.

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

I hiked my own path and had an amazing time next to the water and up in the hills where there are creek beds and some elevation changes. The actual stone gravel trail is no fun. There is a trail by the creek and one called 'Rocky Run' which is up in the hill. Definitely going back and searching other side trails!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

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Friday, August 14, 2015

My rating is based almost entirely on the many optional side trails you can take from this main trail, which itself is basically a straight line, following Brandywine Creek from Montchanin Mills to Ramsey Farm and back again. Honestly I would rate this particular trail as easy rather than moderate as it is basically flat after the first 1/4 mile or so. Don't be afraid to head up the hill on either side of Rocky Run, where you will enter Woodlawn Wildlife Preserve and First State National Monument areas. Here the more moderate hiking options will present themselves. You encounter a much more varied topography, including several elevation changes, passing horse farms, woodlands, open meadows, and broad vistas here and there, including some dramatic views across the Brandywine Valley; basically some of the most beautiful areas in Northern Delaware and extreme southeastern Pennsylvania. Many trails are open to horses and bikes, while others are only suitable to hiking. You can walk for a couple of miles, or keep taking side trails and go for 10 miles or more, it's all up to you.

walking
Monday, August 10, 2015

The Creek Road Tail (or the Brandywine Trail) is an improved trail (mostly crushed stone) that runs parallel to the Brandywine Creek (east side) in Brandywine Creek State Park. The trail is about 2.6 mile from the parking area (fee) off of Rockland Road to Ramsey Road. There are several other marked trails (like the Rocky Run Trail) that connect to this trail. The Brandywine Trail is mostly flat and easy. There are bathrooms (no running water) at the Thompson's Bridge parking area.

The Rocky Run Trail loops (about 2 miles) up and around the Rocky Run. I'd call this trail moderate; it's unimproved and has some areas of roots and loose rocks on the trail. There is also a shorter version of the loop called the Rocky Run Cutoff. And there is also a connector (about 1 mile long) between the Brandywine Trail and the Rocky Run Trail. The top of the Rocky Run Trail is accessible from Garden of Eden Road (no fee).

Friday, July 24, 2015

A nice stop to stretch our legs on a long drive. Bathrooms available. There is a fee for entry (4 Delaware, $8 out of state), but we found it well maintained and a nice spot for a picnic lunch. Took our dog for a swim in the creek- good for a quick walk & fresh air!