Newark Reservoir Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newark, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 98 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

lake

views

no shade

walking
3 days ago

A fantastic walk! Just magnificent sunsets!

hiking
off trail
rocky
25 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice short walk. Nice views of Newark.

hiking
11 months ago

It's ok if you want to get some cardio in. Nothing special. Lots of geese and their droppings

walking
Sat Apr 13 2019

Simple incline leads to a level trail. Great for beginners at any age!

walking
Wed Nov 21 2018

Easy trail that is paved. Good for dogs. Hill is great for incline! And also leads into two separate wooded trails

walking
Sun Jul 15 2018

Paved loop around a reservoir. First 1/4 mile is up to reach the loop. Paved trail. No tree cover, so can be brutal on hot days. Nice, pleasant walk we have taken with our kids. Good family walk as is stroller friendly.

walking
Sun Jun 10 2018

It's a 1.8 loop around the reservoir, but that did not include the long incline you need to walk to get there. If you walk the pavement up the hill and don't take the grassy shortcuts turning left will get you a 2.0 mile walk, If you take the path straight or to the right it's a 2.2 mile walk. There are lots of benches on the way up and on the top, and don't forget the suntan lotion on the sunny days. This is my favorite walking trail, because the water reminds me of my boating days as a kid, and the view of Newark especially when the train goes through the town of Newark it reminds me of a train model store but in real life, because you are so high above the city. Go you won't be disappointed!

walking
Wed Feb 21 2018

This trail is very easy and flat. I recommend it for all ages because it is very easy it is a nice walk.

Mon Aug 14 2017

Perfect walk/run along a paved path with water views

running
Sat Jul 29 2017

I usually run in this trail twice a week.

hiking
Sat Jul 01 2017

Picturesque

Mon Jan 02 2017

nice aerial view of Newark and area. Near pump house you can see Delaware Memorial bridge towers. Also get mix of animals mostly Mallards and Canadian Geese. Spring time there are plenty of baby chicks!

Sun Dec 25 2016

Surprisingly nice view of Newark. The reservoir itself is pretty, the trail is very nice and marked with distances.

Sat Oct 22 2016

Very nice trails, clean, and well manteined, nice view at the sunset, lot of birds at the water, definitely will go back to this trail.

hiking
Sat Aug 20 2016

Steep hill to start the hike around the reservoir. Nice views from the top. White Clay trails can be accessed from the walking path around the reservoir.

walking
Wed Aug 03 2016

nice uphill walk to the resevoir. scenic views of Newark de.

hiking
Mon Jun 27 2016

Amazing. The hill is alittle steep but totally worth it.

Sat Nov 21 2015

love this trek, but certainly not a nature hike. the path is a wide paved road with quality asphalt. The uphill portion is a challange with a 55lb ruck. followed by a decent lap or two around the resivor. highly recommended for night trekking. the top is a great vantage point for the Newark skyline.

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