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Delaware East Coast Greenway Trip Planner

 

Delaware Basics

Length

41 Miles

Amount on trails

40%

When to go

The Wilmington area is fairly temperate year round. High temperatures in July and August average in the mid-80s, and highs in January, the coldest month, top out at 39 degrees on average. Precipitation is spread throughout the year at about 3-4 inches per month.

Highlights

Shady paths along the Northern Delaware Greenway; the revamped Christina Riverwalk – a 1.2-mile boardwalk of restaurants, shops and nature, just a few blocks from lively downtown Wilmington

Guides

ECGA cue sheets and Google maps

User Types Accommodated

The completed trail segments in Delaware can accommodate a variety of users, as listed in the table below. However, because 60% of the route in Delaware is still on road, we recommend that only experienced road bicyclists plan to travel the entire route. We will provide more details about the non-designated segments as soon as possible.

New Castle Riverfront Greenway.

Designated Trail Details

These trails have been officially designated as part of the East Coast Greenway. There are other completed trails along the Delaware route that have not yet been designated. Please consult our Google maps and cue sheets for more detailed information on the route.

NOTE: Please contact the trail management agency or friends group with questions concerning trail access for individuals with disabilities.

In-line skaters: Trail conditions are variable, and even paved portions aren’t always smooth. We have attempted to note portions that are questionable for skating, but please be prepared to walk or go around certain portions of trail.

Trail Name

Location

Length

Surface

Users

For more info

Notes

Christina Riverwalk

Wilmington

1.1 miles

Paved

cyclists, walkers, in-line skater

Delaware Greenways

 


New Castle Riverfront Greenway

New Castle

1.1 miles

Paved

cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters

Delaware Greenways

 


James F. Hall Trail

Newark

1.75 miles

Paved

cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters

Newark Department of Parks & Rec

 


Counties and municipalities along the route

The Delaware East Coast Greenway passes through one county and three cities as it travels from Pennsylvania to Maryland.

  • New Castle County: Wilmington, New Castle, Newark

Northern Delaware Greenway

Navigation Tools

Trail Alerts

Before planning a trip, be aware of local trail conditions. Visit our Wayfinding, Trail Alerts, and Current Status page to read about construction or detours that we are aware of. Always carry street maps with you in case of trail closures.

 

Trail Reports

Visit the ECG Community Room to post questions to other trail users and read what other travelers have to say about their trip through Delaware.

Christina Riverwalk in Wilmington

Public Transportation in Delaware

DART: www.dartfirststate.com
SEPTA: www.septa.com
Amtrak: www.amtrak.com

Other Resources

Bike Delaware www.bicyclecoalition.org/Bike_DE/Bike_Delaware.htm
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control www.destateparks.com/greenway/
Northern Delaware Greenways www.delawaregreenways.org
Wilmington Trail Club www.wilmingtontrailclub.org
White Clay Bicycle Club www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org

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