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Best trails in Newark

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Looking for a great trail near Newark, Delaware? AllTrails has 37 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ridley Creek State Park or Marsh Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Fairmount Park or Holtwood Recreation Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 20 easy trails in Newark ranging from 0.7 to 11.5 miles and from 65 to 370 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Newark
Top trails (37)
#1 - Lenape Loop South, Middle Run Natural Area
Middle Run Valley Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Please note that the Lenape Trail is marked in many different ways and can be done as several different variations. Look closely to the map to pick which route you want to follow. Show more
#2 - Chestnut Hill Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Nice hike through forest in a hilly area between two creeks. Bridges make the crossings easy. The trail is clearly marked, including a cut off that will allow you to cut the hike in half. Watch for mountain bikers. The trail ends by bringing you through a soybean field back to the start. A short walk will take you to the Judge Morris house, a 19th century house, now a museum. Call the rangers or go to the Delaware State Park website to get information on hours and exhibits.Show more
#3 - Whitely Farms Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
Follow trail from the south end of the parking. The trail is well marked. It starts through corn fields and moves into hilly woodlands. Trail is blazed and there are scattered maps. About 1/3 in, you come to a junction near a road. If you wish to cut out 2.3 miles, continue straight rather than crossing to the David English Trail loop. Upon completing the loop, follow the blazes through woods and fields to the tri-valley trail. Turn right and follow the signs to the whitely trailhead.Show more
#4 - Delaware Arc Monument via Twin Valley Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Pleasant hike through hilly forest terrain. Follow the blue trail from the trailhead at the NE corner of the lot. Stay with the blue trail to the millpond. At the end of the millpond, turn left on the millpond dam. Turn left on the path and make an immediate left to climb through the open field. Follow the farm path through the farmstead. Turn right out of the farm yard. After a short walk, watch for the unmarked trail going left from the path. It will lead you straight to the yellow trail. Follow the left (straight) direction of the yellow tail. The trail goes through pretty forested hills and valleys, with a couple of bridges, on its way to the Arc Monument, where the Delaware Arc meets the Pennsylvania Mason Dixon line border. Continue on the yellow trail back to the Trailhead in the parking lot. IGNORE the XC markers, their colors are for the high school cross country turns.Show more
#5 - David English Trail & Boundry Line
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
#6 - Snow Goose Loop
Middle Run Valley Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#7 - David English Trail
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Note: If you do decide to ride this trail, be sure to go clockwise.Show more
#8 - Yeatman Station Road Loop
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Nice trail in White Clay Creek State Park that runs largely along both sides of the creek. Beautiful in April when the wild flowers bloom. Please note that the Chamber Rock parking lot charges $3 to park.Show more
#9 - Newark Reservoir Trail
William Redd Jr Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 47 m
A lovely paved loop trail around a reservoir that starts with an incline but is level once on top. Accessibility: The main trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle, all 5% or less except for a steep 8% section on the hill from the parking area to the reservoir loop. Wheelchair/mobility equipment (especially manual) or stroller users may need assistance on that hill. There is another natural surface trail that goes through the woods but it may be too uneven due to roots in the trail surface for mobility equipment users to navigate.Show more
#10 - Charles Bailey and Yeatman Station Road Loop
White Clay Creek State Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
This loop consists of Charles Bailey Trail, Yeatman Station Road, Wendel Cassel Trail, and unmarked/unnamed trails Show more
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