Jack Markell Trail is a 14.1 mile lightly 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.1 miles Elevation Gain: 183 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

bird watching

paved

river

views

wild flowers

This is a trail from the Wilmington Riverwalk to Battery Park in New Castle, Delaware. The entire distance is either paved or boardwalk-type surfaces.

road biking
17 days ago

The trail is paved the entire way with hedges or trees on both sides, it goes pass the marshes, and then connects to the Delaware river front. It is a great trail to skate board, bike, or run. I biked from route 9 in New Castle county to the trail and back for about 25-30 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Paved and flat with very little that could be called scenic for 14 miles. According to the signs it used to be called the something Industrial trail before it was the Jack Markell trail. You go under highway overpasses with god knows what dripping from the ceiling. Then you go past some waste or manufacturing plant that smells god awful. The only parts that are remotely nice are the beginning at the Riverfront and the end with Battery Park. A boring disaster is everything in-between.

easy walk, not the most scenic.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Decent walk. Not very natural. All paved. The kiosks every half mile or so are neat.

trail running
4 months ago

Not the most picturesque trail but an easy and quiet one to get some long miles in. Well maintained pavement & boards.

5 months ago

Awesome running trail I train in the early morning hours Training for my Prostate Cancer 5K run every year Towson Md.

trail running
5 months ago

The trail is very nice and a great place for long runs. major issue finding parking to start the trail (finally parked in parking lot behind blue rocks stadium but took 45 mins to find it) the part of the trail that is just before New Castle is very poorly marked.

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6 months ago

recorded JAM!

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