White Clay Creek State Park For Mountain Biking
The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Delaware.
Thursday 23 June 2016 01:40 GMT
North of Newark in the White Clay Creek State Park, the White Clay Creek Trail provides a 12 mile route combining six miles of singletrack near the peaceful White Clay Creek and a network of dirt roads. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Newark, take SR896 north about two miles. Park near state park signs on the right.
The trail starts on Cardiac Hill. On the fringe of the park towards the university are a few good downhills. To get to Cardiac Hill, take the right before Carpenter State Park from SR896 and follow this road until it ends at Creek Road. At this corner there is a trail going up the hill (Cardiac Hill). This trail is about a half a mile long but when you go to the top you can go to the left for about 300 meters and theres an opening for another downhill which is twice as long as the previous. They are not too technical but can be taken very quickly. At the base of Cardiac Hill, you can follow creek road north for about a mile. Cross the road and keep going north on the dirt road and the roads shifts into a flat singletrack for about four miles.
Overall, White Clay Creek State Park is the 1st most popular mountain bike trail of all 5 mountain biking rides in Delaware. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby White Clay Creek State Park including Brandywine Creek State Park, Middle Run Natural Area and Lums Pond State Park.