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Best trails in Wilmington

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Looking for a great trail near Wilmington, Delaware? AllTrails has 36 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 Wissahickon Valley Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 24 easy trails in Wilmington ranging from 0.9 to 14.1 miles and from 6 to 446 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 Wilmington
Top trails (36)
#1 - Alapocas Woods Trail
Alapocas Woods Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
#2 - Beaver Valley Loop
First State National Monument
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
#3 - Rocky Run Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Note: If you park in the lot on Thompson’s Bridge Road, DE residents pay $4, out of state pay $8. Bring exact change. This trail follows 2 creeks Rocky Run and Hurricane Run. As you walk besides these two creeks you will find small waterfalls and unique rock outcroppings on which lush green moss grows. The creeks are also very clean and clear which adds to the beauty of the place. This trail is somewhat hilly.Show more
#4 - Brandywine Creek River Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#5 - Indian Springs Trail
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Beautiful forest hike up and down hills to Brandywine Creek then back up and through some very large tulip trees. Look for the stone fences which mark the borders of the Du Pont family fields. The trail is well marked with yellow trail markers. Cost is $4 per car for residents and $8 per car for non-residents.Show more
#6 - New Castle Industrial Track Greenway
Wilmington, Delaware
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 5 h 48 m
This is a trail from the Wilmington Riverwalk to Battery Park in New Castle, Delaware. The entire distance is either paved or boardwalk-type surfaces.Show more
#7 - Woodlawn Trail
First State National Monument
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
#8 - Blue Ball Barn to Brandywine Creek via Northern Delaware Greenway Trail
Alapocas Run State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
#9 - Brandywine Creek Long Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
#10 - Cross Country Course, Hidden Pond, and Rocky Run Loop
Brandywine Creek State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
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