Trap Pond Loop is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.0 miElevation gain45 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingWalkingRunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Nic Chaufournier
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Hiking

Great first half of the trail going south but once you reach half way on the other side of the pond it is mostly roads and campgrounds. Would recommend doubling back instead of doing the whole loop.

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Barry R
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Hiking

Another outstanding day hiking at Trap Pond SP. 72F on March 10th!

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Annie Johnson
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Joey Connell
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Very nice trail through Trap Pond State Park. The trail is very well maintained and well marked. There’s a really nice boardwalk section through the swamp that was pretty neat. There is one section that kind of takes you off the main trail through a parking lot which then walks a road. Other than that section, most of the trail is wooded and nice. Nice views of the pond in certain sections. Worth the hike if you’re here in the park.

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Oliver Phillips
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Smooth and great for walking and biking

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Laura Quinn
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The trail was mostly clear. There was a storm a day before.

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Barry R
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HikingGreat!

Excellent hiking area with great views of Trap Pond and the cypress groves. We took the Trap Pond Loop trail, but it’s not marked that way in the park. You need to follow the Bob Trail, then take the Cypress Point Connector., but even then it’s not well marked near the frisbee golf course/campgrounds. We navigated our way with the app until we hit the Bob Trail again. We would also recommend the Island Trail for great views of Trap Pond Cypresses. Trail conditions were excellent.

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Ashley Matter
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Hiking

Don’t be deceived by some of the pictures. This trail barely takes you near the water at all. It’s mainly a walk through the woods.

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Sharon Donovan
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Hiking

Trails end without warning. Confusing

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Michael Hilyard
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Michele Giorgianni
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Hiking

quiet, clean, flat, easy.

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Pratik Chaudhari
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HikingGreat!
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Paige McWilliam
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HikingGreat!

This trail was very nice and easy, no incline and just flat forest walking. I thought there would be more of a view of Trap Pond but only a little bit of the trail had it in view. It was very nice though, it was 5 miles and we had a group of inexperienced, and not very athletic hikers and we all made it through with no problem. I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone looking for a fun day out in nature.

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Nina Rae
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Hiking

Great, but long. Many connections.

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Holly Darhower
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Wear bug spray! Lots of mosquitos and flies.

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Mark Decker
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Hiking

Bob Trail partially closed. Had to break off to the Trap Pond Loop instead.

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Torey Simpson
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Danielle Terrebrood
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Hiking

Tranquil

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Dave Buttner
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Road biking

beautiful park

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Kim Doucette
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Hiking

Very pretty park. Easy trail, but neat to see the cypress trees and beautiful lake. Daily fee for Park is $4 for in state, $8 for out of state.

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John A
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Hiking

nice walk with Meg

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Ilse Knudsen
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My first time visiting TPSP. The site is gorgeous throughout. The camp store is small but has everything that you need. Personnel were warm and friendly, very helpful for a first timer... spent some time chatting with them. I stayed at a tent site. The tent sites are walk in only but parking is not very far. The site provided hand trucks and wheelbarrows for you to car your items into your site. I had brought my own wagon which was helpful in keeping some of my gear off the ground during a rain storm. The site I stayed at was clean, level and well appointed; a t bar for hanging trash or a shower pack. Fire pit with grill. The tent sites are far enough from each other that you are not disturbed by neighbors, lots of trees between sites. There are water pumps every few yards, some are a Bit tricky to get working but I did not have an issue. The campground has trash and recycling bins so you do not have to carry out. I checked out some of the drive in and RV sites. They are large and well maintained, good for camper or tent camping, although fewer trees separate you from adjacent spots, so if you’re interested in more privacy opt for a tent site. The weekend I stayed we had torrential rain for about six hours but my site did not flood. Be sure to bring a large enough footprint to account for rain however, as I needed to really clean my tent and fly when I got home due to splash back of mud and leaves. Thee bathhouse was clean and the playground looked pretty good as well. Hoping that for my return trip the new bathhouse bear the tent sites is completed. If you’re not keen on using port a Johns or hiking to the bathhouse near the camper sites I suggest bringing a travel composting toilet. I hiked the full Bob Trail which is breathtaking. Easy level hike that winds all around the park and connects to the campground. I also rented a kayak for about three hours and was able to travel the full pond and connecting Terrapin Trail and back. The recreation area (where you rent boats and kayaks) has a nice picnic area and playground. I have camped at Henlopen State Park in the past and can say that TPSP is my new favorite in delaware. I enjoyed my time so much that I am already booked to return in late September and again in early November.

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Tracie Duffie
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Hiking

This is an extremely easy trail and I hiked it with my family. It is very flat with lots of shade. The trail was mostly free of debris and had a few tree stumps. Had I not been using the map, I would not have known which trail to follow. The trail was labeled the “Bob trail,” “island trail” “cypress trail” and “cypress point trail.”

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Christopher Wilde
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Walking

Nice, easy trail. Although a little confusing between the Bob Trail and the others that were closer to the pond.

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PaulandJaime Strayer
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Hiking

Very flat hike, small gravel terrain. Nice length but not much of a workout. This trail has nice side trails that are definitely worth exploring. There are multiple places to park and jump right on the trail. Felt more like a walk in the woods than a hike, as the trail has no roots/rocks and is incredibly well-maintained. Good for distance and pace-setting.

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Shirley Semple
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Nice trail easy access walked two dogs on leash. Easy to manage with others on trail as well.

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Christina R
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Hiking

This was my first time to Trap Pond. I am a lifelong Delawarean and when I come to Sussex county I usually stick to the beaches, but I wanted to do something different. This was a nice easy hike around the pond. I wish there had been more views of the water. This seems like a great trail to do some trail running as it is flat and not many roots of rocks in the path. Bring bug spray! Watch out for spider webs across the trail :) all in all a nice day in Southern Delaware.

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Jackson _0831
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Hiking

This is a great hike especially in the fall. It is challenging enough for a afternoon walk. This is a good hike for all ages because there is a playground. I have also biked this trail and it is very nice around the lake. I also recommend stoping to see the island trail it is really neat.

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KRISTY THOMAS
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Love this trail. Great walk to clear the mind. Only met a few people along the way.

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