Hiking The White Clay Creek State Park
The MOST popular hiking trail in Delaware.
Tuesday 9 August 2016 01:54 GMT
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.