Prickly Pear Trail Loop

EASY 9 reviews

Prickly Pear Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bethany Beach, Delaware that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles
22 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


horseback riding

road biking

trail running





This trail offers a 3.5-mile loop perfect for exploring the park's open meadows, young hardwood and pine forests, and a view of the Indian River Bay. The trail is 8' wide with a variable surface and is open to hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Two connector trails provide community access at several locations throughout Fresh Pond.

4 months ago

Nice flat trail for easy bike ride or a run off the road to enjoy some nature. Nice walking for pets & kiddos as well. Crushed gravel & also sandy path that goes to a small "secret beach", past an old abandoned barn then back to parking lot. At the bridges that cross water, try to stay quiet as you approach to see the Egrets and Herons that are usually present fishing :) Deer and Turkey are always around as well if you keep an eye out for them.

5 months ago

Flat but pretty. Buggy but fun. EASY. Great for all levels
west side of long loop less crowded

mountain biking
5 months ago

Very enjoyable ride on the bike,
I would recommend for all levels of experience.

8 months ago

Super simple all flat trail. The first mile or so was on graveI and it smelt great with all the pine trees around. I definitely recommend bug spray for this, as I was getting attacked all over, especially near the canal. To my surprise I got to see an old abandoned barn. Took me about 30 minutes to get here from 30th st. in Ocean CIty, MD. I think this trail would be best suited for a bike ride or a jog. Plan on going back in the fall to see how it is then.

3 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

road biking
7 months ago