Trails

Alapocas Run State Park

Alapocas Woods Trail

  • Mode: Hiking
  • Distance: 0.7 miles (one way)
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Parking Area adjacent to the ball fields

Walk this trail under towering hardwood trees, through varying terrain and rocky surfaces. The trail surface is packed earth. Follow side trails for additional hiking or connect with the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail.

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PawPaw Trail

  • Mode: Hiking
  • Distance: 0.3 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Alapocas Woods Trails

This short loop trail follows an easy contour over packed earth and rocky terrain. Nature enthusiasts will experience the colonies of Pawpaw trees and their early spring flowers. The trail also features rock outcroppings which overlook the Brandywine River.

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Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

  • Mode: Hiking, Biking
  • Distance: Alapocas - 2 miles, total length - 10.4 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Trailhead: Blue Ball Barn parking lot, Parking lot off East Park Drive

This shared-use trail spans northern New Castle County with portions traversing several state and county parks. In Alapocas Run State Park, the trail is wide and may have a crushed stone or paved surface. Experience Piedmont forests and streams, open spaces, historic features, and recreation areas. Connecting pathways lead from Rockland Road to West Park Drive, Augustine Cut-off to West Park Drive, and Rockford Road to Hill Road.

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