Explore the most popular trails near Lewes with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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camping
1 month ago

I love Cape Henlopen, it has to be the coolest place you can camp. Even though its a small state park, you’re right by the beach. So you can camp and walk over the dunes and you’re at the beach in 10mins. Its so peaceful at night with the wind, crickets, and the sound of the waves. And you can always find a camp ground year round.

and also add another mile and a half from the end of the gordens pond trail to the center of town in rehobeth. I'm in Cape May and we're on this trail all the time, if you don't have a bike there is a bike rental right at the ferry terminal in lewes, you can find buy one get one free walk-on coupons to the ferry sometimes but if not it's $18 per person round trip, with or without a bike, If the round about distance of 8+ miles, one way from the ferry to rehobeth seems too much just do a day trip to Lewes, just take a right when you get off the boat and go to Lewes, it's about a mile each way, very do-able even for a novice and there are plenty of places to eat, cocktail and shop, a great day trip either way you go! and I'll just throw this in, if you like Mexican you have to eat at Agave in lewes, some of the best mexican food and margaritas ever, anywhere! I kid you not!

it's a great ride! if your coming off the ferry add about a mile and a half to the actual trail distance, very well maintained trails, takes you just about to the main drag in rehobeth,

My husband and I just rode this trail 2 times this weekend. We recommend bringing your own bike or renting from Atlantic cycles in Rehobeth for the ride. They have great prices and nice bikes! This trail will definitely give you a nice workout! Beautiful trail!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a well marked path that is shared with cyclists too. It goes past several World War II structures and offers a lot of variety in terrain. Don't forget your bug spray!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail. Very little elevation change. At the Henlopan side, there is a very good raised deck trail, which is almost 1/2 mile long. Saw some birds and a Red Fox! Some benches are placed at various intervals. Do beware on the two observation platforms, there are wooden stops across them. There is an elevation change on both sides. On one of them, this is not obvious.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Go see some history, climb a lighthouse and enjoy nature. Great for the family, biking a must!

I really enjoy walking on this trail

Love it, just have problems with lines on bridge, makes me dizzy.

Nice trail anytime! Can be hot in summer months as not much shade, but great views of WWII Towers. Connect with Junction Breakwater Trail for nice 16 mike loop to Rehoboth and Lewes.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. 2.7 miles from parking at Herring Point to pavilion at Gordon’s Pond. Nice trail with short boardwalk over marsh. You can just reverse and go back or do the shorter return along the beach. Fantastic hike!! Lots of MAMILs. Middle aged men in Lycra who do not share the road well. Sometimes rude and dangerous behavior.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail for both walking and biking!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Connects to the Gordon Pond Trail, World War 11 history and great views.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Great views, best biking trail we have done to date! nature and a history lesson also

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice gravel trail with the kids. Saw deer in the marsh. Good trail for bikes.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Gordon's Pond Trail surface is improved with gravel and bridges. It's well suited for walking, trail running and mountain biking. The trail starts in scrub pines, and then travels through a salt marsh. It was overcast for our hike, but normally the trail would be full for sun for much of the hike. There were port-a-pots at the trail head parking area (Herring Point).

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Walking Dunes Trail surface is improved with gravel. It's well suited for trail running and mountain biking. The trail starts in scrub pines, and then travels through a salt marsh. It was overcast for our hike, but normally the trail would be full for sun for much of the hike. The black flies were out in force. This would be a good hike for the early spring. There were port-a-pots at the trail head parking area (Herring Point).

hiking
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Favorite state park in DE by far. The trails are well maintained and have varieties of landscape and wildlife. Tons of other things to do here too; from the beach to biking, fishing, camping, and don't forget about checking out the war bunkers/towers/guns.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Love this trail with diversity of sand, woods, marsh, hills, water views - doesn't get much better!

hiking
Saturday, July 27, 2013

I love my mountains and my wife loves the beach. Both of us benefit on this one. Wildlife is abundant and seemingly undaunted by the presence of people. My wife and I hike the nature trail portion just after a storm and found it to be quite swampy in some places so bring the appropriate attire for the occasional water crossing. If you have kids, or are a kid at heart be sure to hit the nature center afterwards. And be sure to check the schedule of events for the park there is always something interesting going on! Fun for all ages!

hiking
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Enjoyed the trails and park in general. Spent the day with family site seeing, fishing, bike riding, swimming. ( bike rental free) This park offers a piece of Military history, with a wonderful views, abundance of wildlife. The trails are paved and were slightly challenging.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This is a great, mostly flat, paved loop throughout Cape Henlopen State Park. It's a wonderful way to see the local flora and fauna, and see the remains of Fort Miles as well. I peddled this with my 8yo daughter, and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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