Bellevue State Park

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

  • Mode: Hiking and Biking
  • Distance: Bellevue - 1.6 miles, total length - 10.4 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Trailhead: Cauffiel House parking lot, Bellevue State Park main parking lot
  • Bike Rentals: Available. A special adaptive tricycle is available for teenagers and adults with disabilities.

This shared-use trail spans parts of northern New Castle County with portions traversing several state and county parks. In Bellevue State Park, the trail is a wide, paved surface. From the Cauffiel House, catch panoramic views of the Delaware River and Fox Point State Park. The trail passes historic Mount Pleasant Meeting House and Parsonage, and Bellevue Hall and its gardens. Follow the trail as it winds through wooded areas, fields, and over brooks. The trail connects to the former horse track, now a popular walking oval. A connector trail begins on Carr Road at the Corporate Center entrance, continuing along Carr Road and into Bellevue State Park.

Please Note: The trail crosses Marsh Road then enters Bringhurst Woods Park. Use extreme caution when crossing Marsh Road.


Equestrian Trail

  • Mode: Equestrian or Hiking
  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Arts Center Parking Area

Hike or ride horseback on the Equestrian Trail and experience many areas within Bellevue State Park. Trail users will travel through the Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve, and pass the garden plots, the Percheron Barn, the Equestrian Training Center and the Arts Center.

Equestrian Note: Please observe the riding guidelines, beach access schedule, parking and crossover connections in the Horseback Riding Guidelines.


Nature Preserve Trail

  • Mode: Hiking
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Park at the Park Office parking lot, walk toward the fee booth

Hike on the Nature Preserve Trail into the Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve.  Enjoy a scenic walk into the woods, over a small creek and along the edge of the  large meadow at Bellevue State Park.