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Brandywine Creek State Park
A wide range of trails for walking and biking
A 2.9 mile trail running from First State National Park in the north to Rockland Mills in the south. From the parking area at Thompson's Bridge, the 1.4 mile section south (2.8 miles out and back) to Rockland Mill is a paved and hard surface multiuse path. It is harder because of the uphill climb to the highest point in the middle of the trail. From the parking area at Thompson's Bridge, the 1.5 mile section north (3 miles out and back) to First State National Park is a natural surface multiuse path with similar slopes.
Quiet and shaded, with views of the Brandywine Creek at the beginning, middle, and end. Lots of picnic tables can be found at the northern end at First State National Park, and at Thompson's Bridge. There are also portapottis at the beginning, middle, and end. There many connections to harder natural trails in Brandywine Creek State Park and First State National Park.
Click here, or on the map on the right, for a trail map where you can track your progress. Click here for a map of the Brandywine Creek State Park. Click here, or on the map below and to the right, for directions to the Thompson Bridge trailhead. Note that a parking fee applies at the Thompson Bridge and Rockland Mills Trailheads unless you have a DE park pass.
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