Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Whitely Farms Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Newark, Delaware that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.4 mi Elevation gain 682 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Walking Running Forest Views
Description
Waypoints (0)
Contact
Getting There

Follow trail from the south end of the parking. The trail is well marked. It starts through corn fields and moves into hilly woodlands. Trail is blazed and there are scattered maps. About 1/3 in, you come to a junction near a road. If you wish to cut out 2.3 miles, continue straight rather than crossing to the David English Trail loop. Upon completing the loop, follow the blazes through woods and fields to the tri-valley trail. Turn right and follow the signs to the whitely trailhead.

Delaware State Parks 302 368 6900

From Newark DE, take 2 east to 72 North. When 72 turns right, continue straight on Thompson Station Road. Watch for Nine Foot Road on right (under 1 mile). Turn right to parking lot at trailhead (Porta-potties are available.) $2.50 per DE car, $4 for out of state cars. Honor box in lot.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (179)
Photos (279)
Recordings (188)
Completed (357)
View user's profile page
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 29, 2020
Hiking

Was more for biking than hiking (trails were really thin at points) but was great exercise and pretty views

View Kelly's Recording
View user's profile page
Bob Williams
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 26, 2020
Hiking
View Bob's Recording
View user's profile page
Bob Jones
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 12, 2020
Hiking

Pretty grood

View Bob's Recording
View user's profile page
Ken W.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 8, 2020
Mountain biking

First time on this trail and it was super fun. The map guide separates from the actual trail but it’s a glitch, continue on the dotted line and not the drawn out red line and you’ll be fine. Great run and lots of fun. Highly recommend this one to mountain bikers.

View Ken's Recording
View user's profile page
Lysette Mere-huertas
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 22, 2020
Hiking

Loved it

View Lysette's Recording
View user's profile page
Eric P
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Narrow and muddy at times

View Eric's Recording
View user's profile page
Samantha Fillman
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 7, 2020
Hiking

I will never be back. Nice place but the people are not. This is a great place if you like almost being hit by people on bikes. I have two small dogs on short leashes and we were almost hit multiple times by people coming down the trails on their bikes. They don’t even slow down when they see you. I hardly had enough time to get my dogs off the trail out of THEIR way. They never say thank you or even look at you when they almost hit you. I am not one to complain but when I came here hoping to have a nice walk and ended up in a worse mood than when I came I had to give a review.

View Samantha's Recording
View user's profile page
Jennifer Daniels
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 7, 2020
Hiking

Great trail. Pretty easy to follow. My watch clocked the trail closer to 8 miles than 7.4 miles.

View user's profile page
shawn kitchen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 5, 2020
Mountain biking

Fun! weekends are kinda crowded though

View shawn's Recording
View user's profile page
Rob Fuller
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 20, 2020
Hiking

First time hiking this trail and it won't be the last. Great views and a really calm and peaceful hike. Trails are well maintained and although a little muddy today it was well worth the trip.

View user's profile page
Janelle Downey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 22, 2020
Hiking

I hiked this on a cold sunny Saturday in February. Nice mixture of forest and fields, some hills but all are doable. Mostly nicely groomed but some parts have been heavily eroded by mountain bikers. I wouldn't hike this trail on a nice day in warm weather; way too many kids on bikes (I saw less than 15 bikers on this day,all adults and all were polite and followed trail protocol).

View user's profile page
Robert Paradise
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 15, 2020
HikingMuddy

Nice trail. Moderately hilly. Great for hiking, mountain biking and bird watching.

View Robert's Recording
View user's profile page
Julie Millisky
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 12, 2020
Hiking

This made for a great hike on a 70 degree day in January. A little mud from rain but overall great balance of shade and openness. We stayed along the orange blazes which according to the trail map in the park is only 3.5 miles. We did it twice to hit the mileage we wanted. Shared the trail with bikers, hikers, & dogs!

View Julie's Recording
View user's profile page
Doug Perk
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 11, 2020
HikingMuddy
View Doug's Recording
View user's profile page
john sanderlin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 26, 2019
Hiking

ok trail, to many bikes. otherwise trees

View john's Recording
View user's profile page
Linda Busacca
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 25, 2019
Hiking

Phone didn’t fully record my very quick 1/2 mile walk here before work but it was a very nice walk. Lush serene fields. Only negative is the gravel sounds while walking flushed out any bird that was near. I Did hear American Goldfinches, Mourning Doves and I thought I saw a Junco but it might be too early in the season for them to be around this area. I love any and all White Clay parks!

View Linda's Recording
View user's profile page
Vince Lunetta
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 2, 2019
Mountain biking

n i ce

View Vince's Recording
View user's profile page
Anna Wright
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 30, 2019
Hiking

Pretty good overall. Even on an off day you’ll run into bikers; I’d imagine even more on a weekend. There are a few points where the trail is hard to locate especially in the fields sometimes it isn’t well marked. I would definitely do again.

View Anna's Recording
View user's profile page
Mary Posatko
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 5, 2019
Hiking

Absolutely glorious

View user's profile page
Joanne G
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 6, 2019
Hiking

This can be a fun trail if you don't run into too many bikers. Suggest not going on a weekend, as there are many bikes during that time. There is some elevation but it won't wear you out. Pretty in spring and early summer with wildflowers on part of the trail near the meadows.

View user's profile page
Brianna Shumate
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMay 16, 2019
HikingBugsOff trailOver grown
View user's profile page
Robert Lamar
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 1, 2019
HikingMuddy

Trail is well marked and in great shape. Rolling hills, forests, bridges and streams. Snowy today.

View user's profile page
Johnny Fizz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 15, 2019
Hiking

Half decent. Bike ruts throughout the length of every trail. There’s not much to look at, and not much elevation gain. However... for Delaware it’s not bad. When it’s not so muddy I’ll consider running or biking it instead.

View user's profile page
Shawn Stephens
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 9, 2018

Better trail than David English with great scenery and variety only marginally marred by extensive bike rutting and not enough foot traffic in several of the grassy crossings.

View user's profile page
Evan Winslow
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 2, 2018
Hiking

This trail is pretty good but not great. Firstly this is actually part of White Clay park and thus hase several different trails. As of writing this the trail was listed as lightly trafficked which is incorrect. This trail is a pretty popular mountain biking area. This is not a trail if you are looking for peace and solitude. There is an airport nearby and you can hear traffic and people on adjacent paths talking. Many bikers are polite but I have heard bikers complaining about walkers on the path and some bikers seem to feel entitled and want you to move for them. Since this is primarily a bike path the trails can be very thin.

View user's profile page
Mike Fischer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 2, 2018

Really nicely marked trails. Fun run

View user's profile page
Sarah McBride
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 20, 2017
Mountain biking

had a great time here today . We will definitey be going back .

View user's profile page
B Stigler
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2017

Not a bad trek. Lots of mountain bikers to look out for

Showing results 1 - 28 of 179