Gordons Pond Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lewes, Delaware that features a lake 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: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

beach

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
8 days ago

This trail will take you to Lewes, De. It is heavily used by bikes so be careful. You can get some decent views of the ocean if you continue. Very easy with little to no hills.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a more popular trail. Beautiful and easy

hiking
2 months ago

perfect day for a nice long walk. A bit crowded, but everyone was following the social distancing guidelines well.

3 months ago

Definitely more of a walk (you're in Delaware) but still nice and peaceful!! Very popular so it is crowded with bikers and walkers. My pup and I chose to start at Herring Point and then once we got to the end we actually walked the shoreline back! The beach is beautiful and less crowded.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

We chose this “hike” because we read two articles that picked it as the best day hike in Delaware. First, this is most definitely NOT a hike- it is a walk. A wide path, extremely heavily trafficked, even in February. Bikers will fly by you and there’s often trash along the side of the path. There is very minimal shade and a lot of hot beach sun beating down. The trail goes between two parking lots so choose to begin/end at either. Three stars because the trees growing in the dunes makes for some nice scenery but that’s limited views. The pond smells bad as well. Unimaginative walk, but absolutely not a hike. There are much, much better hikes in Delaware (think Lum’s Pond or White Clay Creek). Saw a couple gulls and one blue heron.

3 months ago

Nice trail if you want to get a little distance in. The majority of the is crushed gravel and the rest is a boardwalk style platform. There are benches along the path and observation platforms for those who enjoy birding. This trail is extremely well maintained and can be combined with some of the attaching trails in the park to explore further. Lots of wildlife even in the winter to spot.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was a total of 6 miles for us since we went to end and up to point and then back. Bathrooms (port a pots) need to be taken care of. Park service needs to have company service this area better.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a nice walk, the trail is very well-maintained and has plenty if views for bird watchers.

hiking
4 months ago

Totally flat trail. Nice ocean vista. A fair number of people walking and biking

mountain biking
bugs
7 months ago

Very nice trail wish we could have stayed longer. Pond was a little dry since there had not been much rain before we came. Beautiful near the beach!

mountain biking
7 months ago

Gorgeous

hiking
9 months ago

Great relaxing ride, lots of places to go “off” trail for a “sesh”. Don’t go mid day, the earlier the better. Always a quick ride to up your heart rate, and clear your mind.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

gravel dust multi use

recorded Gordons Pond Trail

road biking
9 months ago

My favorite place to bike. Breath taking views, flat wide trail, no stopping for road crossing.

recorded Gordons Pond Trail

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

road biking
11 months ago

Great trail for those wishing to bypass vehicular beach traffic. If you make a loop of it, expect heavy traffic at Rehoboth. Gordon's Pond trail is great for wildlife.

mountain biking
11 months ago

This is one of my all time favorite trail it is a awesome trail to go from cape henlopen to rehobeth beach/boardwalk. It is a gravel trail with some bridges. It is a very nice ride. There is a swamp/pond that can be a little bit stinky but beautiful.

mountain biking
Fri May 31 2019

Amazing trail through the marshes, woodlands, and beach area.

Sat May 25 2019

Easy fun trail, love all the wildlife!

mountain biking
Wed Apr 24 2019

Kid friendly trail- flat with lots to see and do, many options for stopping. Also has air stations and lots of parking. Many other trails available at this park. Trails are nice and wide so you don’t feel like too much of a bother to hikers. Boardwalk bridge is lovely.

road biking
Mon Oct 01 2018

The gravel trail is wide and smooth, with little elevation change. Part of it is a raised boardwalk. The trail passes through salt marshes, along the western border of Gordon Pond, and through upland forest of pine, juniper, and oak. Very pleasant and easy. Connects to the bike loop trail in the northern end of Cape Henlopen STate Park. Hint: park in the free lot at Deauville Beach, about a mile south of the southern entrance to Cape Henlopen State Park, and bike in from there - save $5 ($10 out of state) park entrance fee.

Fri Jul 27 2018

and also add another mile and a half from the end of the gordens pond trail to the center of town in rehobeth. I'm in Cape May and we're on this trail all the time, if you don't have a bike there is a bike rental right at the ferry terminal in lewes, you can find buy one get one free walk-on coupons to the ferry sometimes but if not it's $18 per person round trip, with or without a bike, If the round about distance of 8+ miles, one way from the ferry to rehobeth seems too much just do a day trip to Lewes, just take a right when you get off the boat and go to Lewes, it's about a mile each way, very do-able even for a novice and there are plenty of places to eat, cocktail and shop, a great day trip either way you go! and I'll just throw this in, if you like Mexican you have to eat at Agave in lewes, some of the best mexican food and margaritas ever, anywhere! I kid you not!

Wed Jul 25 2018

it's a great ride! if your coming off the ferry add about a mile and a half to the actual trail distance, very well maintained trails, takes you just about to the main drag in rehobeth,

Mon Jun 18 2018

My husband and I just rode this trail 2 times this weekend. We recommend bringing your own bike or renting from Atlantic cycles in Rehobeth for the ride. They have great prices and nice bikes! This trail will definitely give you a nice workout! Beautiful trail!

hiking
Sat May 19 2018

Nice trail. Very little elevation change. At the Henlopan side, there is a very good raised deck trail, which is almost 1/2 mile long. Saw some birds and a Red Fox! Some benches are placed at various intervals. Do beware on the two observation platforms, there are wooden stops across them. There is an elevation change on both sides. On one of them, this is not obvious.

Sat Apr 14 2018

I really enjoy walking on this trail

Mon Mar 05 2018

Love it, just have problems with lines on bridge, makes me dizzy.

Sun Jan 14 2018

Nice trail anytime! Can be hot in summer months as not much shade, but great views of WWII Towers. Connect with Junction Breakwater Trail for nice 16 mike loop to Rehoboth and Lewes.

hiking
Tue Dec 12 2017

Great trail. 2.7 miles from parking at Herring Point to pavilion at Gordon’s Pond. Nice trail with short boardwalk over marsh. You can just reverse and go back or do the shorter return along the beach. Fantastic hike!! Lots of MAMILs. Middle aged men in Lycra who do not share the road well. Sometimes rude and dangerous behavior.

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