14 Trails In Delaware You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors

Maybe it’s just us, but we’ve found that lots of Delawareans don’t know about the great trails in our State Parks. Sure, most of us have wandered along the dunes at Cape Henlopen, but have you ever climbed the Observation Tower that’s hidden along one of the trails? And lots of us have taken our dogs to the park near White Clay Creek, but have you ever stood in two states at one time? Delaware trails get an unfair reputation for being boring and flat, but what people don’t realize is how exciting these trails can be. Even better, the State of Delaware will reward you for hiking them! That’s right – they’ve created a Trails Challenge, and if you complete 5, 10, or 15 of the “Trail Challenge” hikes within a year, you’ll earn the Title of Explorer, Advanced Hiker, or Expert Hiker. Each level awards you a certificate, patch, and prize. You can learn more about the trail challenge here.

So, if you love the outdoors, write these down and plan your next hike right in the First State!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

You’ll find some amazing wildlife and unexpected adventures in these Delaware trails, so don’t forget about them next time you want to spend some time with nature. All of the trail maps and directions to the trailheads can be found on the Delaware State Park website.