White Clay Creek Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews

White Clay Creek Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Landenberg, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Newark, DE: Travel SR 896 for 3 miles north and follow the signs to reach the state park. You will be able to enter from several roads.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

1 month ago

The creek views are pretty but hiking the entire length and back (Penndel Trail) gets a bit mundane as the scenery and terrain doesn't change much. Most of the trail follows a relatively wide and flat pathway with a lot of traffic. A good beginner stroll, but doesn't offer much to someone looking for a more rugged or challenging hike.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great float MTB trails. Ups are not too difficult and the downs are tight and challenging. Great beginner track.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful place to bring small children. We put water shoes on my son and he played in the creek all day!

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
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hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

White Clay creek is in view for just about the entire hike! Beautiful woodsy and lush scenery. Wish it were more clearly marked. Believe this hike is a conglomerate of intersecting trails (Pendel, Pomeroy, Nature Preserve, and Mason Dixon). Watch out for bikers! Lots of bank/beach areas to access the creek and take a dip or drop a line. Great for pups wanting to cool off after a few miles of walking.