White Clay Creek State Park - Trail, Newark, Delaware

White Clay Creek State Park - Trail, Newark, Delaware

DESCRIPTION

I don't know anything about this park....but there is suppose to be 24 miles of shared use. Has anyone ever riden here? If anyone has ridden here....whats it like?

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 20, 2012]
Bobo_M
Weekend Warrior

I had TONS of fun!! There were lots of jumps and obsticles and it was a challenge, but it was fun at the same time. I did the skill park and it was HARD. White Clay state park is THE BEST EVER!!!!

Customer Service

I recommend Bryan's Farm because it was so cool. At first when you are at the parking lot turn left. Because if you go straight you will do Bryans farm backwards and that is hard!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 25, 2012]
Marple200
Weekend Warrior

I have just starting riding here recently and can't get enough. I don't know what some of the older reviews are relating to. It looks like maybe they have done significant upgrades in recent years. Trails are very well maintained. There is like 38 miles of trails according to someone who works for the park. Miles and miles of single track heaven. Swooping, curving bliss. Nothing is very technical so you can just ride and ride. The trails are such that anyone of various levels can ride and have a great time. The better you are, the faster you ride, the more fun you have. Every once in a while you come across a log to ride on. The there is the corkscrew, one of my favorites. Lastly, there is a special skills section with built tressels, see-saws, log planks, etc.
Aerobic difficulty is as you make it. Ride harder for more workout. Ride easier for light workout. Up hill sections are like the downhills - twisty and swoopy. No killers

Customer Service

Parking area off the end of Possum Hollow Road before you get to the bird refuge.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 04, 2011]
MannyL358
Weekend Warrior

I just created video reviewing this great trails system.

Check it out: http://www.videotrailreviews.com/white_clay_creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 17, 2011]
Kirk Cheney
Weekend Warrior

This trial made me fall back in love in mountain biking after years out of the sport. I went from not riding to waking up early to get a ride in here before work. I've sinced moved to Texas (mountain bike hell) and I miss this place every single day. White Clay Creek is so well-maintained and well-designed, the flow is just incredible. The soil is also just moist enough to allow you to carve and bob and weave to your heart's content. This summer I rode Sun Valley, Idaho, and other highly-touted Western spots and didn't think they were any more fun than White Clay. The only thing wrong with this place is that it's not in Texas, and I wish there were more of it (after a while you're doing the same loops over and over).
It's not inherently technical, but you can make it technical by doing all the manmade obstacles and going really fast.

Customer Service

My favorite section is the Northeast side of David English going clockwise. Whoop-dee-do heaven.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 08, 2009]
92gli
Cross Country Rider

This park is like that beautiful girl (or guy) you dated who turned out to be totally boring in bed. You may have gotten sweaty but at the end you'll have forgotten the whole episode. This place is the anti-french creek; smooth and narrow compared to rough and wide. As mentioned, this is a great place to bring a newbie. No need to pick a line here, theres only one option. The rollers can be fun but it gets old quick. If I had a single speed this would be a great place to bring it. The skills trail and all of its man-made obstacles are pretty cool though.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 13, 2009]
snupa
Weekend Warrior

Great trails, relatively easy but for a warm up after winter works great

Customer Service

go in through the main entrance and you should be fine to access many of the trails

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 14, 2008]
SoobieNeil
Cross Country Rider

I went here with a friend of mine for the first time and was really impressed! All of the trails we went on were well maintained single track and there is a variety of fast rolling trails and tight winding trails, all of which make up a series of interconnecting loops. Just from what I've ridden, with an exception to the Skills park, the park will be perfect for someone that is just beginning. But don't let that dissuade you from going here. Unlike Wissahickon park, in Philly, The smooth single track lets you pick up some serious speed which will test you in a different way. Taken at even a modest speed, you can get a bit of air off the many many speed bumps throughout. Like I said, I've only gone there once, but i already highly recommend it to anyone into mountain biking (minus your hardcore DH junkies).

Customer Service

type whiteclay creek state park into google and one of the first links is a nice map. We took some of the suggestions below and started off at the parking area to the west (left) of Paper Mill And Smith Mill roads. We went around the Bryans field (Blue and white) trail to the skills park, which is the little black loop below where it says "Possum Hill" on the map. We went off the trail and made our way back to the trail at the Whitley Farms (gold and white) trail, went clockwise all the way back to where we parked. We did another loop at the Bryans Field loop. Both Whitley and Bryans are a mixture of tight winding and Fast rolling trails that are either in the woods or out in the open.

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??? I ride at Wissahickon park, Belmont, and High rocks for the most part. Those are in PA west and north of philadelphia.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 08, 2007]
MarcusAllen
Cross Country Rider

This is a great park for beginners to learn the basics of trail riding. Its were I learned and it was awesome. There are some really good downhills for more experienced riders and long climbs if your looking to get a workout in. It is a well maintained park, very clean. The park itself is huge, plenty of trails to explore. All in all its a very nice park to ride. $3.00 parking fee!!

Customer Service

Any of the trails. Just check the maps in the parking lots.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 26, 2007]
Ken Cox
Cross Country Rider

White Clay and Middle Run cut a beautiful green arc across NW Delaware and the trail system boasts over 30 miles of beautifully maintained singletrack. The "unofficial" White Clay & Middle Run Trail Map is available for download here: http://www.kencox.net/?page_id=29 . This map is much more up-to-date than the official park map, and also includes the locations and descriptions of the many man-made stunts scattered throughout the property.

Customer Service

Bryan's Field & Whitley Farms Trails, including the Skills Trail

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Chestnut Hill Trail (Judge Morris), and the many twisty trails of Middle Run.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 14, 2006]
MomChelleMTB
Cross Country Rider

LOST CAMERA on Saturday 8/12/06! Sony Digital with full-size monitor. Many sentimental pix of my family that hadn't been downloaded (as well of course of video of our gang riding the skills trail!) REWARD for return -- if nothing else, the memory card! Contact me at [email protected] THANK YOU!

Okay, now for the trail summary... My new favorite ride! Beautifully maintained single track, well-marked, with lots of roller-coaster sections and obstacles. A friend of ours who is new to MTB rode it and survived by going around all the obstacles, and the more advanced of us rode all the ramps and bridges and fun stuff and loved it! (So..something for everyone!)

Customer Service

We park at Middle Run and make our way over to White Clay via Lenape Trail. This first section will be a great ride to take my 9-year old on, since there's no real climbing involved.

Don't miss the Skills Trail -- great fun! The challenges are very rideable...the hardest thing about them (for me) was getting up the nerve to do them!

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We ride French Creek (PA) and Gloucester Community College (NJ), Ceres Park (Mantua, NJ), and Valley Green (Wissahickon, PA).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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