The Best Hiking in Lewes

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Top hiking spots in and near Lewes

  • Lewes, Delaware

    Camp at Cape Henlopen State Park

    Located at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Henlopen is a 7,000 acre park which offers a unique combination of natural wonders and cultural history. During your stay, you can swim in the ocean waves, bike through the sand dunes, fish from the Bayside fishing pier, c...
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  • Lewes, Delaware

    Hike the Pinelands Trail

    4.0
    2 mi
    There are two places you can pick up this trail in the Cape Henlopen State Park. One trailhead is located in the Fort Miles parking lot. The other trailhead, and where I usually start, is across from the Seaside Nature Center. The beginning of this trail and some places throughout can often be mu...
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  • Lewes, Delaware

    Hike the Cape Henlopen State Park Loop

    4.8
    3.3 mi
    Cape Henlopen is a true gem of a park, located in Southern Delaware. The park is situated at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, creating a unique combination of natural wonders and cultural history. The bay and ocean ecosystems allow for a wide array of wildlife, and durin...
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  • Lewes, Delaware

    Hike the Walking Dunes Trail

    5.0
    2.6 mi
    This trail is a hidden gem within Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware. The 2.6 mile loop takes you through wooded maritime forests, salt marsh wetlands, and open sand dunes that will leave you feeling as though you've been transported to the desert. You'll be amazed when you encounter The...
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  • Lewes, Delaware

    Bike Gordons Pond Trail, Cape Henlopen SP

    5.0
    3.2 mi
    The 3.2 mile Gordons Pond Trail meanders through the maritime forest and salt marshes of Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware, and is a popular destination for biking, hiking, running, and bird watching. The trail was recently renovated in 2014, and now includes both a crushed gravel path ...
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  • Milton, Delaware

    Hike through the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge

    5.0
    2 mi
    Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, located on the west side of the Delaware Bay, contains over 10,000 acres of protected habitat including salt marshes, freshwater marshes, ponds, wooded swamps, upland grasslands and forests. The refuge serves as an important stopover site as well as a breeding...
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  • Milton, Delaware

    Hike Bennetts' Walk, Julie's Jaunt, And Ryan's Ramble

    2.7 mi / 52 ft gain
    Bennetts' Walk, Julie's Jaunt, and Ryan's Ramble is a 2.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located nearr Milton, Delaware.
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  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

    Hike the Burton Island Trail

    3.6
    1.5 mi
    The Burton Island trailhead and parking lot are located on the north end of the Indian River Marina inside the Delaware Seashore State Park. Burton Island is the largest island in a group of islands separating the Rehoboth Bay from the Indian River Bay. Raised boardwalks will take you over the sa...
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  • Bethany Beach, Delaware

    Camp at Delaware Seashore State Park

    4.0
    Delaware Seashore State Park offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Rehoboth and Indian River Bays to the west. the campground is located beside the iconic Indian River Inlet Bridge, only a short walk from the beach. Be sure to visit the Indian River Life-Saving Station, a h...
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  • Dagsboro, Delaware

    Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

    5.0
    1.4 mi
    Holts Landing State Park is a small, yet beautiful park in Dagsboro, Delaware. The park features a variety of landscapes including salt marshes, hardwood forests, and access to the Indian River Bay.  The Sea Hawk Trail is a 1.4-mile loop that takes you through the marshes and forests of the park....
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  • Ocean View, Delaware

    Hike James Farm Ecological Preserve Loop Trail

    1.1 mi / 16 ft gain
    James Farm Ecological Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Ocean View, Delaware.
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  • Cape May, New Jersey

    Cape May Point Trail

    1.79 mi / 36 ft gain
    Cape May Point Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Cape May, New Jersey.
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  • Georgetown, Delaware

    Camp at Redden State Forest

    3.5
    Redden State Forest, located in central Sussex county, is Delaware's largest state forest with over 12,400 acres. The forest offers 44 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and bird watching.  A limited number primitive campsites are available for no charge. Reservations are required, and the maxim...
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  • Ocean View, Delaware

    Hike Prickly Pear Trail Loop

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 22 ft gain
    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...
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  • Cape May, New Jersey

    Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge

    1.75 mi / 7 ft gain
    Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Cape May, New Jersey.
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  • Milford, Delaware

    Hike Lee Meadow And Swamp Forest Loop Trail

    0.8 mi / 26 ft gain
    Lee Meadow and Swamp Forest Loop Trail is a 0.8 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Milford, Delaware.
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