Trails Jack A. Markell Trail – Beginning at the beautiful Riverfront in Wilmington, this 7.9 mile trail will take you past the DuPont Environmental Center then on a boardwalk through the marshland of the Russel Peterson Wildlife Refuge where you’re likely to see shorebirds. You can stop at signposts along the way showing the map along with information about the area and wildlife you may see along the route. Upon your return, cool down with...
Delaware's Lesser Known Trails
Worries seem miles away while traveling along Delaware’s scenic outdoor trails. Whether it’s exploring the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley or biking along the shores of Delaware’s beaches and bays, these lesser known trails will take you off the beaten path.
- Auburn Valley Trail at Auburn Valley State Park : Enjoy gorgeous views of the Red Clay Creek and rolling meadows along this 1.3-mile trail along the northern border.
- Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail at White Clay Creek State Park : The 4.4-mile trail is popular with runners and bikers, but also features Creek Road Trail at its western end, which follows along beautiful White Clay Creek.
- Wildlife Drive at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge : Known for it’s Boardwalk Trail and thousands of migrating shorebirds, this wildlife refuge also has a 12 mile Wildlife Drive you can travel by bike, foot, or car.
- Amish Country Bike Route at First State Heritage Park : Take a tour of historic Dover and all of it’s interconnected sites by bike by riding on this trail that takes you in and out of the city and into surrounding rural landscape.
- Loblolly Trail at Trap Pond State Park : Towering bald cypress trees, hardwood forest, a historic cemetery and scenic lowlands, all included in this 5-mile trail that loops around Trap Pond State Park.
- Prickly Pear Trail at Delaware Seashore State Park : Located in this oceanside park’s Fresh Pond area, the Prickly Pear trail runs for 3.5 miles, giving trekkers a rare view of Indian River Bay at Beach Cove.