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Hike Prickly Pear Trail Loop

Ocean View, Delaware

based on 1 reviews



3.5 miles

Elevation Gain

22 ft

Route Type



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Prickly Pear Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Bethany Beach, Delaware.

This loop is suitable for all skill levels and is both kid and dog friendly. Although, dogs must be leashed. The trail is great for hiking, biking, running, walking, and even horseback riding. You’ll get to enjoy a variety of terrain including wide open meadow, forest, and beach. Connector trails to the loop allow for access points at several locations throughout. 

The surface of the dirt and gravel trail is uneven in some places, but is mostly soft and flat, making it accessible for most wheelchair and stroller users. Overall, the path is well maintained, well marked, and a great peaceful hike.

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Mountain Biking


If you find yourself in one of the nearby communities in Bethany Beach, the only options for running are the beach (which can be heavily sloped most days) or the main highway. I recommend running down Coastal Hwy to the prickly pear trail loop. It offers tons of shade and is a great change of pace from the main road or the waterfront. Not too crowded, but keep in mind that its dual use so you may encounter cyclists. The trail is packed sand/oyster shell/light gravel.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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