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

Close to this city, but a natural area.

This is a great local hike. You can add smaller connecting trails to lengthen the hike.

Blustery cold day but a great trail run for sure. Friendly walkers and pups too. Views were great and peaceful

We hike here often because it’s proximity. Trails are well marked. We always see other hikers. Currently the trail is flooded in some areas due to the crazy amount of rain. Definitely need waterproof boots but worth the trouble to be out in nature.

backpacking
16 days ago

Trail was in good condition other than a few spots where it was a little muddy (to be expected with the amount of rain we have had here). Myself and my Lab did this hike to test out our backpacking load and we’re very satisfied with the trail. Though the weather was ~48-50 degrees and overcast with periods of light rain, there were still around 10 people we encountered on the trail.

Awesome running trail I train in the early morning hours
Training for my Prostate Cancer 5K run every year Towson Md.

trail running
18 days ago

The trail is very nice and a great place for long runs. major issue finding parking to start the trail (finally parked in parking lot behind blue rocks stadium but took 45 mins to find it) the part of the trail that is just before New Castle is very poorly marked.

Quiet and Empty

hiking
19 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail. It is incredible to think of how there used to be an amusement park in that location. We loved going from sign to sign to read about the history and see the pictures. The hill down and up to the trail is very steep and uneven. The trail along the water is crushed gravel and easy to walk along. There are train tracks near the loop part of the trail. We will definitely come again.

Not sure about the trail itself but we parked and noticed every other car parked in the lot had a man just sitting in there car. Either a popular spot for drug deals or some weird meet up place? Either way we were sketched out and left.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice trail in Delaware. There are picnic tables about four miles into the hike and this is a great spot to eat lunch while enjoying views of the pond and re-energizing. The trail does go through the disc golf course and this can be very annoying, both for the golf players and the hikers, as both are interrupted by the other. Easy hike, enjoyable views of the pond throughout.

We walk this trail often. It's possible to extend the mileage by about .5 miles by adding the small side trails that branch off. Pretty scenic trail through the woods. Follows the bike path closely in spots, and travels through the campground. Small hills (DE doesn't really have hills but for the purposes of this review....) and nice views of the pond. The trail does traverse through the cabin area, actually right through the middle, so that can be annoying during popular months. Other than that, it's a decent trail!

Great trail. Wide path all the way to main bridge. Beautiful area. Right next to the river and low traffic.

Perfect early morning walk with my dog.

on Walking Dunes Trail

1 month ago

walked part of it on a cold Thanksgiving weekend. beautiful

It was okay. Was a little confused with the route so I made my own and this app definitely helped. Next time I plan to actually hike the mapped out route.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with lots of fun views. We took our 5 year old son and our dog. Trail was relatively easy but had enough obstacles that our son felt like he accomplished something. Rock climbing wall was really cool and seemed pretty easy to climb. We ended up finding our own trail and ended up hiking 2.5 miles in about 1.5 hours.

This is, as others stated, a very difficult trail to follow. The markings are ridiculously absent and the map offered at the trailhead is completely useless. However, there are a couple decently moderate hills that are available to climb, but they are definitely off-trail. Wear boots- not shoes- in the fall as the leaves cleverly hide many rocks/roots and there are TONS of hidden muddy spots. Was a pretty walk through the woods, but would have been much, much better if we didn’t have to stop every so often to check the AllTrails map.

hiking
2 months ago

My Golden and I went on a short and easy hike today. This is a nicely kept trail next to Judge Morris Estate. The mountain bikers we came across seemed to be enjoying the trails as well. Lots of laughs.

hiking
2 months ago

Half the trail is closed for hunters. Really inconvenient!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail follows 2 creeks, Rocky Run and Hurricane Run. As you walk besides these two creeks you will find small waterfalls and unique rock outcroppings on which lush green moss grows. The creeks are also very clean and clear which adds to the beauty of the place. This trail is somewhat hilly but I would recommend it to almost anyone. This trail is one of my personal favorites and I will certainly hike it again.

Really nice trail! Take my pups frequently.

Lovely walk for a crisp sunny day in Fall.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail that leads to awesome rock climbing area with a view of a waterfall. The parking situation is a little weird, but its well worth it for a short hike with great views.

As a senior walker, this is a definite moderate trail since the rocks and roots are plentiful. It is a beautiful place to walk and my dog loved it. I can get lost in my own back yard so I confess I did get lost once lol.

hiking
3 months ago

A bit muddy but very scenic and tranquil.

More than moderate, got off trail a few times but was able to find my way with GPS.

There's nowhere to park and its on a busy street.

hiking
3 months ago

As others mentioned, paths are not very well marked. However I kinda like this. Just grab one of the paper maps at the trail head, and follow the disc golf holes, you won’t get lost. Very light traffic and tons of path options make it an enjoyable spot.

Would be much better if it wasn't clear that residents have gotten to it

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