Hiking The White Clay Creek State Park

The MOST popular hiking trail in Delaware.

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North of Newark in the White Clay Creek State Park, this 15-mile in-and-out section of the 190-mile Mason-Dixon Trail traces gentle hills and streams through the Mid-Atlantic flood plain near the states northern border. From the trailhead, hike 3.5 miles through oak, maple, and poplar forests to the creek, which is a nesting ground for warblers, blue herons, and hawks. Follow the trail through field and forest an additional 4 miles into Pennsylvania and turn around at London Tract Road for the afternoons hike back.

To reach the trailhead from Wilmington, take US 95 15 miles south to SR 896; then head north four miles into the state park.

Overall, White Clay Creek State Park is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 6 hikes in Delaware. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby White Clay Creek State Park including Brandywine Creek State Park, Middle Run Natural Area, Lums Pond State Park and Middle Run Natural Area.

White Clay Creek State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  White Clay Creek State Park (302) 368-6900; Delaware Tourism (800) 441-8846..

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Delaware" from David Lillard

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Luxury Loding:  Boulevard B&B, Wilmington (302) 656-9700.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.destateparks.com/

GPS:  39.709, -75.7764

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  6865

White Clay Creek State Park Hiking Map


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