The Best Running in Delaware

Looking for the best running in Delaware? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Delaware. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Delaware

  • Bear, Delaware

    Camp at Lums Pond State Park

    5.0
    Lums Pond State Park offers endless adventures while you camp in the newly renovated campground. Explore the pond via kayak, hike through more than 12 miles of trails, fish from the water’s edge, take your dog to enjoy the off-leash dog park, or try the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course.   The camp...
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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike the Hidden Pond Trail

    4.0
    2.8 mi / 3 ft gain
    Brandywine Creek State Park, a 933-acre park located in Northern Delaware, offers 14 miles of hiking trails, expanses of open fields, and the beautiful Brandywine Creek. The Hidden Pond trail is an excellent hike through the hardwood forests and down to the banks of the creek. The trail begins by...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

    10.4 mi
    If you are going to tour Northern Delaware, look no further than the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. This 10.4 mile trail links some of the best sites and attractions in the region including Bellevue State Park, Wilmington State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, Brandywine Zoo, and Rockford Pa...
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  • 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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  • Newark, Delaware

    Hike the PennDel Trail at White Clay Creek SP

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 0 ft gain
    White Clay Creek State Park is a large expanse of beautiful woods and streams with over 37 miles of trails. The PennDel Trail follows White Clay Creek and winds through the hardwood forests.  The PennDel Trail actually begins at the Pennsylvania state line, but the easiest way to access the trail...
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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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  • Harrington, Delaware

    Camp at Killens Pond State Park

    The Killens Pond Campground is tucked in a section of forest overlooking the 66-acre millpond. During your stay, you can explore the woodland trails, grassy fields, disc golf course, game courts, ball fields, picnic areas, water park and the nature center. Be sure to take a kayak out to explore t...
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  • Laurel, Delaware

    Hike the Bob Trail at Trap Pond SP

    4.6 mi / 55 ft gain
    In 1951, Trap Pond State Park became one of Delaware's first state parks. Today, the pond is home to the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the country, and the Bob Trail is an excellent hike that will give you a great overview of this gorgeous state park.  The 4.6 miles Bob Trail...
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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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  • New Castle, Delaware

    Hike or Bike Michael N. Castle Trail

    19.7 mi
    The Michael N. Castle Trail (known locally as the Mike Castle Trail) is a 19.7-mile trail in northern Delaware along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. You'll get great views of the canal and the bridges.  The trail is flat and paved, making it a great pick for biking. The trail is one way, but ...
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  • Newark, Delaware

    Hike White Clay Creek Preserve Loop Trail

    11.5 mi / 856 ft gain
    This trail runs through a wooded area and is great for all skill levels. It is mostly used for walking, hiking, running, and mountain biking. Though the entire loop itself is quite lengthy, there are connecting trails that you can embark on to add to or shorten your trip. The trails are well main...
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  • Delaware City, Delaware

    Hike Michael Castle Trail

    5.0
    12.4 mi / 288 ft gain
    This trail welcomes people of all skill levels. It’s mostly flat with just a few inclines and is nicely paved. It’s a relatively wide trail, leaving enough room for multiple walkers, hikers, skaters, or bikers. It’s the perfect trail for those looking to train long distances, whether running or...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Jack Markell Trail

    5.0
    7.9 mi / 183 ft gain
    The path was formerly known as the Industrial Track Greenway Trail after the old operating freight line. It is now paved and a fairly easy trail with minimal elevation. You’ll note some of the most scenic parts of the trail include views of Christina River in downtown Wilmington, several bridges,...
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