Swamp Forest Trail

EASY 65 reviews
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Swamp Forest Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bear, Delaware that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Watch out for the apes

hiking
1 month ago

A moderate trail. Not sure why it's listed as easy. One of my favorites! This is pretty much my backyard and go-to park. I've worked for LPSP for a few years, and they only get better with time! Well manicured, clearly marked, great contours, bridges & overpasses, gorgeous scenery.. for a solid 6 miles. This trail hugs the pond so look forward to encountering a couple of muddy patches. My pups can't get enough! Never gets old.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Should be listed as a moderate... tree roots were terrible in some areas... def not for beginners

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome for beginner with nice views of pond and wildlife

mountain biking
4 months ago

Scenic and moderately challenging.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Easy, flat ground but never boring. Gorgeous views all year and amazing wildlife seasonally.

7 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

walking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

love riding here it's a easy trail ride however if you go after a good rain it will be very muddy

camping
Monday, July 18, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The trail surface is forest floor and sometimes improved with gravel. It's well suited for trail running and mountain biking. Although the trail winds around the pond, it's mostly a walk in the woods, with several places to access the pond along the route. The bugs were out in force, and the pond level was high and encroaching on the trail in numerous places. Much of the forest floor sections were wet and muddy; hence the name Swamp Forest Trail. We walked the entire loop in about 2hrs, 40 min. at about a 21 minute mile pace. Bathrooms are available at the park office, or at the trail head.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Great walk