Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

hiking
8 days ago

This was a very nice trail. Started out early in 23 degree temp. We passed a couple on horses, a biker, a runner and another hiker. Very quiet and open trail. It was easy with some hills but the views were nice. The paths were open and easy to follow. Parking was plenty when we got there but by the time we finished it was full. I will definitely do this trail again.

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

backpacking
15 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.

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.

Very flat hike, small gravel terrain. Nice length but not much of a workout. This trail has nice side trails that are definitely worth exploring. There are multiple places to park and jump right on the trail. Felt more like a walk in the woods than a hike, as the trail has no roots/rocks and is incredibly well-maintained. Good for distance and pace-setting.

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!

on Walking Dunes Trail

1 month ago

walked part of it on a cold Thanksgiving weekend. beautiful

Really nice trail! Take my pups frequently.

Nice trail easy access walked two dogs on leash. Easy to manage with others on trail as well.

I love this park and trail. It's easy to forget you're right in town. Like others have mentioned it can get a bit crowded for my taste when the weather is nice. Part of this is due to the park being a hotspot for Pokemon Go, which I play myself. Didn't realize there were always groups or cars parked in certain areas for this reason until I started playing. There is a paved path that goes around the edge of the park and then some gravel trails if you venture into the trees. We stay out of the trails in the woods all Summer because the bugs are too much for us and there are a lot of washed out spots that retain water the whole Summer.

hiking
3 months ago

A bit muddy but very scenic and tranquil.

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

road biking
3 months ago

The gravel trail is wide and smooth, with little elevation change. Part of it is a raised boardwalk. The trail passes through salt marshes, along the western border of Gordon Pond, and through upland forest of pine, juniper, and oak. Very pleasant and easy. Connects to the bike loop trail in the northern end of Cape Henlopen STate Park. Hint: park in the free lot at Deauville Beach, about a mile south of the southern entrance to Cape Henlopen State Park, and bike in from there - save $5 ($10 out of state) park entrance fee.

Very quiet place to hike and enjoy the view. I grew up in those woods before park takes over.

This was my first time to Trap Pond. I am a lifelong Delawarean and when I come to Sussex county I usually stick to the beaches, but I wanted to do something different. This was a nice easy hike around the pond. I wish there had been more views of the water. This seems like a great trail to do some trail running as it is flat and not many roots of rocks in the path. Bring bug spray! Watch out for spider webs across the trail :) all in all a nice day in Southern Delaware.

Really nice walk, quite short but dogs would have a blast. Great view near the shore with a lookout!
Awesome for taking family photos

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hiking but beautiful trail

camping
5 months ago

I love Cape Henlopen, it has to be the coolest place you can camp. Even though its a small state park, you’re right by the beach. So you can camp and walk over the dunes and you’re at the beach in 10mins. Its so peaceful at night with the wind, crickets, and the sound of the waves. And you can always find a camp ground year round.

and also add another mile and a half from the end of the gordens pond trail to the center of town in rehobeth. I'm in Cape May and we're on this trail all the time, if you don't have a bike there is a bike rental right at the ferry terminal in lewes, you can find buy one get one free walk-on coupons to the ferry sometimes but if not it's $18 per person round trip, with or without a bike, If the round about distance of 8+ miles, one way from the ferry to rehobeth seems too much just do a day trip to Lewes, just take a right when you get off the boat and go to Lewes, it's about a mile each way, very do-able even for a novice and there are plenty of places to eat, cocktail and shop, a great day trip either way you go! and I'll just throw this in, if you like Mexican you have to eat at Agave in lewes, some of the best mexican food and margaritas ever, anywhere! I kid you not!

it's a great ride! if your coming off the ferry add about a mile and a half to the actual trail distance, very well maintained trails, takes you just about to the main drag in rehobeth,

hiking
6 months ago

Rolling hills, wildflowers and birds, woods and fields. I was charmed by this hike. We ended up going off the trail that the map here shows, but ended up completing a 5.8 mile loop, using the app. We had to Ford a stream. It was muddy and a little buggy. Still, gorgeous and a pastoral delight. I will definitely be back. Note: there are a lot of small offshoot trail. It was confusing, even with the map downloaded. Luckily, there is pretty good cell reception on this trail, so we were able to record our movements and figure out where we were.

Great for nature lovers!

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.

My husband and I just rode this trail 2 times this weekend. We recommend bringing your own bike or renting from Atlantic cycles in Rehobeth for the ride. They have great prices and nice bikes! This trail will definitely give you a nice workout! Beautiful trail!

hiking
7 months ago

Hilly, very bucolic. You spend about equal time in the middle of a forest and in bucolic scenery with pastured horses, corn fields and small farm houses. Fairly heavily traveled, we saw one group of horseback riders, several (3-4) individual mountain bikers, a couple trail runners and a few other hikers- though it is a beautiful Saturday. While not well marked, it is pretty easy to figure out where to go. I parked at 289 Ramsey Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 ("Woodlawn Parking Lot"), and crossed the road to make it a longer hike. Hilly but not challenging, but a lot of sun due to infrequent forest coverage. Don't think I will do it again, but am not displeased with the experience.

It was a beautiful day and the trails are well-kept. My dog and I loved it!

hiking
7 months ago

This is a well marked path that is shared with cyclists too. It goes past several World War II structures and offers a lot of variety in terrain. Don't forget your bug spray!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is very hilly but beautiful. I recommend bringing water because it is challenging. It is a nice workout and over all a nice trail.

Short and sweet loop. Great boardwalk trail. Definitely bring bug spray..

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