Newark Reservoir Trail

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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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
8 days ago

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
3 months ago

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

10 months ago

Perfect walk/run along a paved path with water views

trail running
10 months ago

I usually run in this trail twice a week.

hiking
11 months ago

Picturesque

Monday, January 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!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

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

Saturday, October 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
Saturday, August 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
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

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

Saturday, November 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.

walking
11 months ago

walking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

recorded william redd jr park reservor

walking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

walking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

recorded The res

Wednesday, June 22, 2016