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Lenape Loop South, Middle Run Natural Area

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Middle Run Valley Park

Lenape Loop South, Middle Run Natural Area is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Newark, Delaware that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 354 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
off trail
over grown
3 hours ago

This was a great trail! I went off trail a bit to explore some other areas but a great hike. I extended the distance to about 5.6 miles. Enjoy! Just watch and listen for passing bikers, especially in those narrower areas.

This trail is every bit of 5 miles! I logged 5.1 following the map app. This is my new favorite Delaware trail and was great on a 95 degree day because of the shade cover. Great variety of scenery and surfaces, and not too much incline. Bring water shoes or flip flops to cool off in the water on a hot day. If you are a stickler about following the trail on the app, you may get confused at 2 of the bridge crossings. At around 2.75 the app alerted me that I was off route when I crossed the bridge, but no other way put me back on it. Turns out the bridge is the way to go, follow your instincts. Happy trails!

Great ride. Smooth trails

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

Fantastic trail might be my new local favorite. Keep eyes and ears out for bikes or if you are riding hikers.

Humid af

26 days ago

Decent trail. A little tight when bikes come through. Gets a little confusing on which way to go when you get to the bird trails.

hiking
flooded
muddy
28 days ago

Rained out

Look out for bikes if your walking. A lot of blind spots

great combo of shaded trees and open fields

Love the mix of forest and field.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

We hiked this trail a few days in a row after the rain, it was muddy but still do able.

mountain biking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Adventurous trails. Not level, many degrees of grades for moderate and steep hills, including very winding. Several stopping areas with good spacing off trails for scenic viewing. Many streams with crossing bridges and heavy forest. Beware of hikers with dogs unleashed. Overall good experience, will try it again.

Nice trail but watch out for bikers

Longer than 4.4 miles. Ended up being a little over 5. Beautiful trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail length and difficulty were good. However, I feel like things were very poorly marked. Easy to end up on a different trail and get turned around.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
closed
muddy
2 months ago

Great series of hiking trails.

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