Trap Pond State Park Loop

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Trap Pond State Park Loop is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
55 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding

paddle sports

trail running




wild flowers


5 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

9 months ago

Me and Elliott

9 months ago

Never crowded on weekdays and the fall foliage is one of the best on Delmarva.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Easy trail. Flat and well marked - would be great for X-Country running.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bob trail is an excellent bike trail... very few tree roots... crushed gravel path ... no crowds on weekday. Met one other biker the whole time... no hikers at all ... did 2 laps

Monday, July 03, 2017

Nice flat and mostly shaded trail with scenic views of the pond. Bugs were slightly annoying, make sure you bring plenty of bug spray! We saw several deer and enjoyed hearing the song birds.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

this trail is all the shot. we play football Fribee here also the time. we beat da fat boys all up

Monday, November 07, 2016

Beautiful trail around the pond. Gorgeous autumn colors. Easy to walk. Nice for camping, kayak, picnic or just enjoy reading a book. We will come back.

mountain biking
Friday, August 26, 2016

This trail doesn't really lead you to any of the docks to directly overlook the lake. You have to figure out how to do that on your own if you want more views than going through the woods. The trail is well kept and flat, but difficult to ride a bike at a decent pace because of all the people walking. This is one of the few trails at this park, so it's no surprise that it's the most popular.

If you are trying to avoid the crowds you can take a kayak in and see a lot more of the lake. I have uploaded 4 photos of my shots from the kayak. The cypresses growing out of the water in bunches and lily pads make for some really awesome scenery. I also saw a bunch of turtles hanging out on fallen trees.

The boat launch parking lot doesn't have a fee collector station, so you may be able to park there without paying. You could always park elsewhere and then ride a bike in to avoid the fee. I personally have a problem paying a fee especially when out of state patrons get charged more and I don't litter or use the restroom facilities.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Did a section of the loop and it was well maintained and in May the greenery is beautiful to see along the pond before bugs are in abundance. Did not expect to pay an out of state fee just to enter the park, $8. I will be back with the kayak but I wasn't overly thrilled.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Beautiful well maintained hiking trails with nice views of lakes and ponds. the only negative was the trails are a little confusing to follow. the parks has clean restrooms and nice playground area for children. the park rangers are strict about leaving the park at dusk fyi

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Trails were good but the park prices are totally crazy. Cost $29 to utilize a tent site for one night.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nice hiking trail, no elevation changes though, but abundant wildlife. My dog and I hiked the 4.8 mile Loblolly Trail in a little over and hour.

road biking
Sunday, August 31, 2014

The loop is a great bike ride for families - my eight year old was able to complete it without a problem, and the scenery was beautiful and peaceful. And then you can get ice cream at the little camp store nearby. A lovely day trip.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I visit trap pond year round. I really enjoy hiking the different trails and also ride them on my hybrid. Very nice views of the lake. In fact am heading there after while and hike the 5 mile loblolly trail.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I agree beautiful and peaceful sums it up.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Very relaxing and easy. Beautiful and peaceful.

mountain biking
Monday, June 04, 2012

Found these trails to be user friendly.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nice year round trail.

Friday, July 15, 2011

great state park great hiking trails and there is also a canoe trail, which I haven't done yet.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

not bad. an easy trail, with some really beautiful views of the pond and the foliage.

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