Located in the US, the hiking in Delaware is known for five fun and beautiful hiking routes. The best Delaware hiking based on popularity are considered to be White Clay Creek State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, Middle Run Natural Area, Blackbird State Forest, and Lums Pond State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Delaware hiking trail below.
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.
North of Dover and Smyrna, the Blackbird State Forest is Delaware's northernmost state forest. Located on the border of New Castle and Kent Counties, it is only a 30-minute commute from Wilmington and Newark. It has nine tracts totaling over 4,800 acres and contains a mixture of oaks, yellow-poplar, maple, gums, and hickories.
North of Wilmington in Brandywine Creek State Park, the rocky 10 mile Greenway Trail is a lush byway through the park with dozens of side trails through popular forests. The hiking route starts from the JCC parking lot on Garden-of-Eden Road.