Explore the most popular walking 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.

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!

So close but yet so far from reality. Nice place to get lost

Perfect for first timers!

trail running
21 days 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.

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail that connects with any other trails in the area. It, and others could use the markings refreshed and/or replaced.

First time to the trail, but it won’t be my last! Enjoyed the quietness, the sights, the bridges and the length of the Lenape Loop was perfect for me, my husband and dog. We’ll be back and will try the other trails also.

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

Fun and a nice workout.

walking
3 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
3 months ago

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

tons of trails to choose from! lots to explore here

beautiful views along the creek

walking
5 months ago

It was a decent trail that could be marked better. Overall I don't regret going.

walking
5 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.

Nice easygoing hike well shaded and quiet

great trail. great workout.

mountain biking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 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!

Not super scenic for hikers, but great trail for mountain bikers

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.

Nice trail, well marked. No vistas, no real views. Not much hill climbing. Lovely hike for a hot day because its almost all covered, but take bug spray!

Great trail on a rainy day.

Perfect walk/run along a paved path with water views

Love this trail. Did anyone else notice the old building near the trail? I think it might be an old root cellar? It's near where that "seat" is carved out of a tree before the long wooded bridge

Pro: Tons of activities for everyone and multi purpose trail

Cons: Can get a bit crowded and not scenic

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