Cape Henlopen

By allwheels, in Scooters in Rehoboth Beach DE

Cape Henlopen National ParkCape Henlopen

Delaware is full of natural beauty and a lot of it is right in our own backyard.  Next time you are in the area make sure you take some time to check out Cape Henlopen. There are a ton of hiking and bike trails for you to explore natural beauty.  The national park was once a strategic location for the military outpost. During WW2 the Army established this base and camouflaged bunkers amongst the large sand dunes. Today, the 543 acre park is home to a variety of wildlife including osprey, reptiles, and a variety of shorebirds.  Take a bike ride to Fort Miles, the Nature Center, The Biden Center or check out a variety of trails open to the public:

 

Check out the list of hiking and bike trails below!

 

 

Park Trail Type of Trail Miles Ease Handicapped-Accessible Trail Surface Trail Challenge
Alapocas Run Northern Delaware Greenway Hiking, Biking 2.0 Easy Yes Paved or Crushed Stone No
Bellevue Northern Delaware Greenway Hiking, Biking 1.6 Easy Yes Paved No
Oval Track Hiking, Biking 1.2 Easy Yes Crushed Stone No
Brandywine Creek Northern Delaware Greenway Hiking, Biking 2.5 Easy Yes Crushed Stone No
Cape Henlopen Walking Dunes Hiking, Biking 1.6 Easy No Crushed Stone/ Shell Yes
Salt Marsh Spur Hiking, Biking 0.6 Easy No Earthen No
Gordons Pond Hiking, Biking 2.75 Easy to Moderate No Crushed Stone/ Earthen No
Bike Loop Hiking, Biking 3.0 Easy to Moderate Yes Paved No
Junction and Breakwater Hiking, Biking 5.0 Easy Yes Crushed Stone Yes
Delaware Seashore Prickly Pear Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 3.0 Easy No Earthen No
Fox Point Riverview Hiking, Biking 2.0 Easy Yes Paved Yes
Northern Delaware Greenway Hiking, Biking 1.3 Easy Yes Paved No
Holts Landing Seahorse Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 1.2 Easy Yes Earthen No
Killens Pond Bike Hiking, Biking 2.0 Easy Yes Paved or Crushed Stone No
Lums Pond Little Jersey Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 8.1 Easy No Earthen or Crushed Stone No
Trap Pond American Holly Hiking, Biking 0.7 Easy Yes Crushed Stone No
Loblolly Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 4.6 Easy Yes Crushed Stone Yes
White Clay Creek David English Hiking, Biking 2.4 Moderate No Earthen Yes
Whitely Farms Hiking, Biking 3.1 Moderate No Earthen No
Bryan’s Field Hiking, Biking 2.1 Moderate No Earthen No
Boundary Line Hiking, Biking 1.4 Moderate No Earthen No
Chestnut Hill Hiking, Biking 3.4 Moderate No Earthen No
Tri-Valley Hiking, Biking 3.1 Moderate No Earthen No
Pomeroy Rail Trail Hiking, Biking 2.7 Easy Yes Crushed Stone No
Wilmington-Brandywine Park Northern Delaware Greenway Hiking, Biking 0.9 Easy Yes Paved No

 

For more information please contact the Park Office:

Park Office

  • 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr.
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 645-8983
  • FAX: (302) 645-0588