Best Cycling Trails in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is a gorgeous Delaware vacation destination that draws crowds year-round. Visitors love the delicious food, unique culture, and beautiful views. Nature lovers do particularly well in Rehoboth Beach, as there is so much beauty to be seen. Some of the best ways to stay active while taking in the world around us are running or biking, and Rehoboth Beach and surrounding towns have plenty of trails for every skill level. Here are a few of our favorite places to go cycling and running in Rehoboth Beach.

Gordon’s Pond Trail

At Cape Henlopen State Park, you’ll find the Gordon’s Pond Trail, which takes visitors through the State Park and provides incredible views of the salt lagoons. The trail starts at the Gordon’s Pond parking area in Rehoboth Beach and travels north to finish at the Cape Henlopen State Park towards the bottom of the Herring Point parking area. This is a great way to get from Rehoboth to Lewes and back while seeing the best that nature has to offer. There is an overlook that lets you peer over the lagoon and spot birds and wildlife. Once you reach the boardwalk about 1.6 miles away from the overlook, you will find two more smaller overlooks that let you see the beach and salt marsh. It is then another 0.3-mile journey to the Herring Point parking area.

The Gordon’s Pond Trail is an easy experience that is perfect for all skill levels and ages. This trail presents a great way to watch nature, get some exercise, and spend quality time with your family.

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Loblolly Trail

The Loblolly Trail takes you all around the 90-acre Trap Pond State Park. You will get to experience a dam at Raccoon Pond, a boardwalk over the freshwater swamps, and a section of trail that takes you through the hardwood forest. You can also stop and observe the bald cypress trees in Cypress Point, a favorite spot of birdwatchers for the pileated woodpeckers that live there. You will also see Bethesda Church’s historic cemetery and the Baldcypress Nature Center.

One main advantage of this trail is that it is shaded for the vast majority of your trip, keeping you cool on the warm summer days. You’ll have beautiful views and a relaxing ride all around the State Park.

Junction and Breakwater Trail

Among the more popular places to cycle in Rehoboth, the Junction and Breakwater Trail is a 6-mile-long path on the southwestern side of Cape Henlopen State Park. This trail holds a lot of history, as it is placed along the former Penn Central Rail Line that was used in the mid-1800s. It was the third rail trail built in Delaware and still stands as the longest in the state. Along the trail, you can cross the 80-foot-long railroad bridge to observe the coastal wetlands and the World War II observation tower.

One of the best things about Junction and Breakwater Trail is that you can personalize your experience. There are tons of stopping off points, so you can decide how far you want to travel.  This customization makes the trail ideal for any skill level. There are plenty of shaded areas for you to cool off, and while it is a popular tourist destination, it is never too crowded to scare away the native wildlife. Guests come from all around to walk, cycle, or even ride on horseback.

When it comes to Rehoboth Beach cycling trails, these are just a few of the most popular options, but the area has many more trails for you to discover. Most of all, all of these trails are conveniently located near our Rehoboth Beach vacation rentals. After a long morning on the trails, return to your rental to freshen up, and then take the short journey back into town to continue your day. We are proud to be the #1 Rehoboth Beach vacation rental service, and we can’t wait to help you see why we love this area. For more information on cycling trails and Rehoboth Beach as well as our Delaware vacation rentals, contact us today!