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

Very nice! Did the twin creek trail it was long

This is know as the Twin Valley Trail locally and by the Park. Very nice trail with modest elevation changes, a couple of creek crossings, and some nice views. Great family hike. My wife and I have done it with a two and a half year old and one year old strapped to our backs. Our now four year old had walked most of it on her own two feet. Most of it is under tree cover so a good hot weather hike.
Plus, you get the Arc monument, so an interesting bit of history/geography thrown in.

Really nicely marked trails. Fun run

We love pet-friendly Glasgow Park,six miles south of Newark, in the town of Glasgow. There are the red-lined trials, but there also the back trails on the north side of the Park that are are more wooded. Our favorite is the loop on the northeast side of the Park with lots of native loblolly pine, some of which are very tall.

hiking
1 month ago

The fallen logs had been neatly placed off the trail and two people were working on parts of the trail today. They were friendly. This was a nice trail with a lot of variety. My Golden loves it too!

Perfect for first timers!

trail running
1 month ago

Very easy, paved path. I’ve run here regularly for years, mostly because it’s close to my house. They’ve expanded some of the parking lots and improved the rainwater drainage, which had added some inclines to the path. But the people... there are a fair number of dog walkers, bikers, and runners here who are all very respectful. There also tends to be large numbers of people walking in groups who are completely oblivious to runners and frankly don’t care. Most of them will not move and you’re forced to go around. On-coming walkers see you and assume that you’re not going to go through them. It’s a bit frustrating for seasoned runners. However, this is a great park for beginners and highly trafficked, even after dusk. I feel comfortable running here after dark.

Took my kids lots of cool things to see during the hike from nature to ruins of old houses.

Fun and a nice workout.

on Chestnut Hill Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Smells great. The smell of leaves from these trees makes it very pleasant.

walking
6 months ago

This was a nice trail. There are restrooms at the trailhead and lots of parking. I went on a colder day while it was snowing so there was not much traffic.

It's not a bad trail. There can be heavy traffic. It's easy to get in and out from with lots of free parking.

great trail. great workout.

mountain biking
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is great for a brisk walk and open nature, but it wasn’t very scenic. Still a great escape for any Delawarean looking to get out of the house!

Great trail with mild elevation. Takes you through a beautiful wildflower area.

Nice meandering with minor elevation changes.

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

Not the most scenic of walks and gets crowded but does the job in a pinch. Nice loop and well maintained.

Great trail on a rainy day.

Pro: Tons of activities for everyone and multi purpose trail

Cons: Can get a bit crowded and not scenic

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Good

Fair.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great woodsy hike! Nice inclines. If you've got puppy company, watch out for oncoming bikers!

trail running
Saturday, June 24, 2017

I grew up in Newark but never ran any of these trails. Wow! So much fun. Well-marked and maintained. Beautiful and green. Loved it!

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The trail head and trail are well marked. It's good for hiking, biking and trail running. There is adequate parking and toilets. I would rate this easy, not moderate. It's mostly wooded, with a short stretch next to the Pike Creek, and a couple of short stretches with road noise. Fee area.

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nice walking or running trail never overcrowded but always busy

on Chestnut Hill Trail

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice trail you will share with the occasional mountain biker. Will do it again.

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