Explore the most popular kid 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.

hiking
11 days ago

Huge Wasp nest near slot to pay entry fee. Got a $100 (!) ticket for not paying. Would avoid until they get rid of wasp nest. Money hungry state trying to suck every last penny out of us. And you know that ticket money is not going to making the Park better and getting rid of wasps.

walking
1 month ago

Paved loop around a reservoir. First 1/4 mile is up to reach the loop. Paved trail. No tree cover, so can be brutal on hot days. Nice, pleasant walk we have taken with our kids. Good family walk as is stroller friendly.

1 month ago

Lots of terrain options.

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!

It's a 1.8 loop around the reservoir, but that did not include the long incline you need to walk to get there.
If you walk the pavement up the hill and don't take the grassy shortcuts turning left will get you a 2.0 mile walk, If you take the path straight or to the right it's a 2.2 mile walk.
There are lots of benches on the way up and on the top, and don't forget the suntan lotion on the sunny days.
This is my favorite walking trail, because the water reminds me of my boating days as a kid, and the view of Newark especially when the train goes through the town of Newark it reminds me of a train model store but in real life, because you are so high above the city.
Go you won't be disappointed!

Perfect for first timers!

trail running
2 months 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.

Fun and a nice workout.

walking
5 months ago

This trail is very easy and flat. I recommend it for all ages because it is very easy it is a nice walk.

on Chestnut Hill Trail

hiking
5 months ago

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

walking
7 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.

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

Perfect walk/run along a paved path with water views

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Pro: Tons of activities for everyone and multi purpose trail

Cons: Can get a bit crowded and not scenic

trail running
Saturday, July 29, 2017

I usually run in this trail twice a week.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Picturesque

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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Great walk not too hard. Able to do it with my 7, 5 and 3 year old

Monday, January 02, 2017

nice aerial view of Newark and area. Near pump house you can see Delaware Memorial bridge towers. Also get mix of animals mostly Mallards and Canadian Geese. Spring time there are plenty of baby chicks!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Surprisingly nice view of Newark. The reservoir itself is pretty, the trail is very nice and marked with distances.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Very nice trails, clean, and well manteined, nice view at the sunset, lot of birds at the water, definitely will go back to this trail.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Steep hill to start the hike around the reservoir. Nice views from the top. White Clay trails can be accessed from the walking path around the reservoir.

walking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

nice uphill walk to the resevoir. scenic views of Newark de.

walking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Really nice walk, next to Park, Workout Area, Dog Park, Skate Park. Lots of people playing the new Pokemon Go Game as well.

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