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Alapocas Run State Park

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Address: 1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803-3652
Phone Number: 302 577 1164
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Great bike trails at Alapocas

Wilmington has fairly heavy traffic, so finding a good place to ride without dodging cars can be a challenge. The bike trails that start at Alapocas are a good choice. The are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John F
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Alpha, New Jersey, United States
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Alpha, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wilmington has fairly heavy traffic, so finding a good place to ride without dodging cars can be a challenge. The bike trails that start at Alapocas are a good choice. The are all macadam, so a mountain bike is not required. They also connect with the Delaware Greenway, and you can take that and head almost to the Delaware bay.... More 

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Baltimore County, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We visited here with my two year old grandson. This is a terrific park. The playground is full of safe equipment that can keep kids busy for hours. There is a walking, jogging and biking path, a golf course, ball fields, etc..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This park has a nice assortment of easy trails through the woods. The distinguishing feature is the many outcroppings.

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Thank Pat S
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A nice walk through an old growth forest. Depending how far you go, there are some challenging hills. Path leads to the Brandywine River.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Awesome trail to run or walk on. Beautiful all times of the year. Recently repaved the path to make it accessible to all

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New Castle, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The park has nice walking trails. There is a section where they do rock climbing. There is an abandoned industrial/factory there. There are markers telling the story of the plant. Good photo opportunities.

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Thank Luis M
Clarksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you have a few minutes and want to get some exercise and enjoy some great views, this loop goes around the river edge. Nice babbling brook sounds and a mix of walkers and runners.

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Thank Doug W
Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Walk along the Brandywine river while gazing at majestic "Blue Rock" wall of exposed rock, which you can climb on (with permit). Miles of paths both along the river and in the forest, where you can spot deer and various birds. Great for the family.

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Thank Frank O
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My husband and I did the Introduction to Rock Climbing activity at the Alapocas Run State Park. Our instructors: Taylor, Mary, Kory and Radley were excellent. They were attentive and thorough on giving instruction, providing assistance, and answering many questions from novices. For the price this activity provides lots of exhilaration and thrills ascending and descending rock faces over 100’... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful parks in the state. The trails wind through forests and along waterways--awesome!

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