The Best Hiking in Wilmington

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

Top hiking spots in and near Wilmington

  • 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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  • 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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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Brandywine Park Loop

    5.0
    2.2 mi / 65 ft gain
    It’s a great spot for a quick run or hike. If you want to extend your time outdoors after you’ve completed the loop, there are other trails to choose from as well. The park is dog friendly, but all dogs must be leashed.  Many enjoy this park for its scenic river and bridge views. The well-tended...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Blue Ball Barn To Brandywine Creek Via Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

    3.9 mi / 301 ft gain
    Blue Ball Barn to Brandywine Creek via Northern Delaware Greenway Trail is a 3.9 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Alapocas Woods Trail

    1.8 mi / 229 ft gain
    Alapocas Woods Trail is a 1.8 mile loop hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Rockwood Park Loop Trail

    1.2 mi / 114 ft gain
    Rockwood Park Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Banning Park Paved Loop

    0.9 mi / 36 ft gain
    Banning Park Paved Loop is a 0.9 mile loop hike that takes you past scenic views located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Banning Park Perimeter Loop

    2 mi / 91 ft gain
    Banning Park Perimeter Loop is a 2 mile loop hike that takes you past scenic views located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike Brandywine Creek: Rockland Road To Thompson Bridge Road

    3.1 mi / 114 ft gain
    Brandywine Creek: Rockland Road to Thompson Bridge Road is a 3.1 mile out and back hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Rockland, Delaware.
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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike Creek Road Trail

    5.8 mi / 396 ft gain
    Creek Road Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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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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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike the Indian Springs Trail

    5.0
    1.8 mi
    The Indian Springs trailhead is located to the right of the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center. The address for your GPS is 41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, 19807.The trail starts out following along a crafted stone wall built in the 1800's and leads you through the 190 year-old tulip po...
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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike Cross Country Course, Hidden Pond, And Rocky Run Loop

    7.3 mi / 629 ft gain
    Cross Country Course, Hidden Pond, and Rocky Run Loop is a 7.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Brandywine Creek River Loop

    4.8 mi / 249 ft gain
    Brandywine Creek River Loop is a 4.8 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Wilmington, Delaware.
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Rocky Run Loop Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

    3.2 mi / 272 ft gain
    The Rocky Run Trail is a 3.2-mile loop through Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The trail has some nice views of the Brandywine River and the surrounding forest. There are some rocky areas of mild elevation, so be prepared.  The trail is not well marked, and there are many of...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike First State National Monument Trail

    2.2 mi / 164 ft gain
    First State National Monument Trail is a 2.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located nearr Wilmington, Delaware.
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