White Clay Creek State Park Triple Loop
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Elevation: +1,126/1 ft
Total: 105 riders
Mountain Biking White Clay Creek State Park Triple Loop
#5 of 22 mountain bike trails in Delaware
#1448 in the world
There are a few different ways to piece these Three Loops together. I usually do it this way due to this being the way I get to the trails riding from my place.
From the Trailhead at Bryan's Field Trail follow the trail to the Left just past the Map. Follow the Loop around back to the trail head. Go back thru the parking lot and make a Left on the Road until you see the signs for the Whitely Farms Trail. I usually Split this loop in half, doing half the loop then breaking off to do David English, than on my way back to the trail head I hit the other half. Turn Right onto Whitely Farms Trail and follow the loop around back out to the dirt road (labeled Smith Mill Road/Tri Valley Trail on the Map). Turn Right on the road and cross over Pleasant Hill Road staying to your Right. Follow the David English Trail around to the Park Office. Continue on the trail behind the Park Office and back around to where you crossed Pleasant Hill Road. Once back across hang a Right onto the other Half of Whitely Farms Trail. You can either follow this back up to the road and make a right back to the trail head or dump off a bit early on a trail to the right that connects back to Bryan's Field and follow that to the Trailhead.
There are midway cut offs on Bryan's and David English so if you want to do the whole loop make sure you don't cut off early. If you want to double back to this them though they are fun to rip down. Namely the one on Bryan's Field heading West to East past the Mason Dixon Monument.
Also: Check out the Skills Course on Bryan's Field.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
Take Exit 1 off I-95 at stop sign make a Left onto DE-896(College Ave.) toward Newark. Make a right at Chestnut Hill Road intersection there are signs to follow DE-2 East, DE-72, and DE-4. You will go past the UD football stadium. Make a Left onto DE-2/DE-72. Follow DE-2 East as it becomes Capitol Trail. Make a Left on DE-72 heads/Possum Park Road. Go straight, you will come to and Intersection with Paper Mill Road. Turn Right on Paper Mill Road. After you pass Fox Den Road on your Right Look for the Park Entrance, it should be your next Left. There is a parking area at the Trailhead for Bryan's Field Trail.
If you want a map of the Park you can stop at the Park office.
Directions: Same as above until you get to the intersection of DE-72/Possum Park Rd & Paper Mill Road. At that light go straight onto Thompson Station Rd. The Park Office will be on your Right across from Chamber Rock Rd. This is also another Trail head at the David English Trail.
There is a parking fee May thru October I believe. I think it's $3 for instate plates and $6 for out of state. There are plenty of places to park and ride to the trailhead around if you don't want to pay it. If you make a Left at the intersection of Paper Mill Road and Possom Park Rd there is a Shopping Center with a Dunkin Donuts that works out okay.
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