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Best trails in Delaware

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Trying to find the best Delaware trails? AllTrails has 136 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Newark, Wilmington or Smyrna, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Delaware state park trails, check out Lums Pond State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Middle Run Valley Park near Newark or William Redd Jr Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 107 easy trails in Delaware ranging from 0.6 to 19.7 miles and from 3 to 446 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Delaware
Top trails (136)
#1 - Alapocas Woods Trail
Alapocas Woods Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
Alapocas Woods Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. DoShow more
#2 - Swamp Forest Trail
Lums Pond State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Swamp Forest Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily 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 Show more
#3 - Gordons Pond Trail
Cape Henlopen State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Gordons Pond Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lewes, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#4 - Lenape Loop South, Middle Run Natural Area
Middle Run Valley Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Please note that the Lenape Trail is marked in many different ways and can be done as several different variations. Look closely to the map to pick which route you want to follow. Show more
#5 - Beaver Valley Loop
First State National Monument
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Beaver Valley Loop is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, Delaware that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#6 - Rocky Run Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Note: If you park in the lot on Thompson’s Bridge Road, DE residents pay $4, out of state pay $8. Bring exact change. This trail follows 2 creeks Rocky Run and Hurricane Run. As you walk besides theShow more
#7 - Chestnut Hill Trail
Middle Run Valley Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Hills and forests ending with a walk in a soybean field Nice hike through forest in a hilly area between two creeks. Bridges make the crossings easy. The trail is clearly marked, including a cut ofShow more
#8 - Whitely Farms Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
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,Show more
#9 - Killens Pond Loop Trail
Killens Pond State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Killens Pond Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Felton, Delaware that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#10 - Prickly Pear Trail Loop
Delaware Seashore State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
This trail offers a 3.5-mile loop perfect for exploring the park's open meadows, young hardwood and pine forests, and a view of the Indian River Bay. The trail is 8' wide with a variable surface and iShow more
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