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Whitely Farms Trail
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19 Completed 13 Reviews

Terrific hike, map at the park said the trail was 3.1 miles, but I tracked 3.5 miles. Took me about an hour to hike it and loved the scenery.

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Junction and Breakwater Trail, Cape Henlopen State Park
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19 Completed 13 Reviews

I hiked from Herring Point to Gordon's Pond and back. It was 5 miles total and took me less than an hour and a half to complete that portion of the trail. Nice walk on a beautiful day with well maintained trails.

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Swamp Forest Trail, Lums Pond State Park
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike. Careful of sun. Lots of exposed areas. Fairly easy walking

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Swamp Forest Trail, Lums Pond State Park
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike. Careful of sun. Lots of exposed areas. Fairly easy walking

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Judge Morris Estate, White Clay Creek State Park
by Linda Ralleca

10 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy. Nice nature walk. Watch out for mountain bikers.

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Indian Springs Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

Parking and access to the trail is available in Brandywine Creek State Park (fee).There are bathrooms at the Nature Center. The trail begins behind the Nature Center. The trail descends gradually on rocky terrain before leveling off on a grassy surface as it reaches the Brandywine River. The trail follows the river before turning left and ascending moderately over rocky terrain. The trail levels off at the top of the hill and follows a gradual grade through forests and fields back to an open field north of the Nature Center.

The Indian Springs Trail also connects with the Hidden Pond Trail. The pond was dry today. Both trails are well marked and well maintained, and are in mostly wooded areas. There is also 3.1 mile cross country trail which is more exposed to the sun.

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Hidden Pond Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy enough loop with a few steep-ish grades. The trail is decently maintained and there seems like there has been a recent effort to improve signage along it. The Hidden Pond is pretty well-hidden and we'll need to return a second time to see it now that it's been located on the map.

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Judge Morris Estate, White Clay Creek State Park
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great!

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Judge Morris Estate, White Clay Creek State Park
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great!

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Creek Road Trail, Brandywine Creek State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My rating is based almost entirely on the many optional side trails you can take from this main trail, which itself is basically a straight line, following Brandywine Creek from Montchanin Mills to Ramsey Farm and back again. Honestly I would rate this particular trail as easy rather than moderate as it is basically flat after the first 1/4 mile or so. Don't be afraid to head up the hill on either side of Rocky Run, where you will enter Woodlawn Wildlife Preserve and First State National Monument areas. Here the more moderate hiking options will present themselves. You encounter a much more varied topography, including several elevation changes, passing horse farms, woodlands, open meadows, and broad vistas here and there, including some dramatic views across the Brandywine Valley; basically some of the most beautiful areas in Northern Delaware and extreme southeastern Pennsylvania. Many trails are open to horses and bikes, while others are only suitable to hiking. You can walk for a couple of miles, or keep taking side trails and go for 10 miles or more, it's all up to you.

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