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.