Beaver Valley - Trail, Wilmington, Delaware

Beaver Valley - Trail, Wilmington, Delaware

DESCRIPTION

There is miles and miles of single track and trails. It varies between thick woods, wide bike paths, and paths through corn fields. It is very hilly with lots of nice long steady climbs and descents. Nothing mountainous just nice long steady climbs. There are so many miles of trails that it is never crowded and always fun.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 20, 2005]
BobTheCoward
Weekend Warrior

I have to rebutt Scratch and Sniff's review. This trail is not all wood chips and easy riding: It interconnects with Brandywine effectively extending both trails significantly. There's a couple other drop-ins other than the one immediately behind the restaurants. There's two more toward the north along the road that runs behind the restauants. Once you get into the trees there's extensive singletrack, uphill/fastr downhills, alternate trails, a couple bowls, roots, mud, leaves, some technical (tight switchbacks with trees). You can run into the Brandywine trail, which itself can be very technical, or easy, depending on where you go. Potential for tens of miles depending on the route taken. I've done 12+ miles without crossing my own trail.

Customer Service

Enter from parking lot behind restaurants on 202. Follow the trail that parallels the road going behind restaurants. It will intersect Thompson Bridge road-cross road and follow woodchips into woods.

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Fair Hill, Elkton. 5000+ acres on old DuPont estates. Brandywine Middle Run (Muddy Run). Short-but technical, fast, fun.

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4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 26, 2004]
The Braz
Weekend Warrior

I learned to ride on these trails and have since moved to Georgia. I've explored several trails down here, as well as some in VA and in western NC, including the mecca known as Tsali, and I can say that the trails up in DE are as good or better than trails down here. When I lived in DE, I rode 4 or 5 times a week and never rode the same route twice. There are so many offshoots from the main trail down by the creek, that it would be nearly impossible to follow the same route. There are several good climbs, depending on the route you take, as well as some technical sections including a wooded area full of mica.

Customer Service

1) Take Sharpley Road due west of 202 until it dead ends. There's a trail head about 50 feet to the right of the intersection, across the street from the church. 2) Next to the JCC

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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4
[Jun 13, 2000]
Skip

This is Woodlawn Trustees Wildlife Refuge which is frequently miss called Brandywine Creek State Park. There are no legal trails at the state park other then the green way. There are many free parking lots. The trails are excellent altough the best trails have been closed do to over use. there is still about 20 miles of trails. The section behind the JCC and Red Lobster is fairly rocky and is the flatest of the trails. The rest are fairly hilly. Watch out for one trail coated with naturally occuring micca that is always wet and damp and very slippery!

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4
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[Oct 02, 2001]

this is the brandywine state park that you are talking about. also know as woodlawn trusties.

Customer Service

same route.or jewish community center, make a right after damon's follow the road to the bend, trail straight ahead.

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WHATEVER ELSE YOU FEEL LIKE CALLING IT

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5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 12, 2001]
Nate

It's impossible to put down an exact route. I will say that this trail - inaccurately called Beaver Valley - is part of the Woodlawn Trustees/Brandywine Creek State Park system. There are tons of options and loops to take. If you want a hassle free ride, stay on the Woodlawn properties. The State Park Rangers will get you every now and then if you bomb all over their trails.

Customer Service

There are several free parking lots intermingled with the "back roads" that wind through the Brandywine River Valley. Each is a great starting spot with a different route

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4
VALUE
RATING
[May 16, 2002]
John D

I ride this trail every couple months while im in pa for court hearings.(child custody stuff)i love the climbs. fla has none ya know.this is a great trail.i never seem to ride the same stuff twice. that makes for good riding.thanks to the people who keep it in such good shape.see ya in a acouple months

Customer Service

dont really know

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 08, 2002]
Rizz

I love this trail, but more importantly, the trails just north of the Brandywine Creek State Park totally rock. They are in the "Woodlawn Property" as detailed in this map: http://www.destateparks.com/bcsp/bcspdetail.htm

does anybody know of a resource for these trails in the Woodlawn area? (they occasionally ride along side of farms) I can't find any maps of the trails online?

Customer Service

The Jewish Center on 202 south is an easy in.

Similar Products Used:

Brandywine Creek State Park

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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[Jul 26, 2002]
sasquatch

i roam the woods freely of beaver valley with all my little dwarf friends..

Customer Service

spook road

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 16, 2002]
scratch & sniff

the A** wipe employee at Alan's bikes was not very helpful or enthusiastic about providing any information on where to ride. anyway, i took the liberty of exploring the trails by myself and was disappointed with the lack of technical riding. the scenery is beautiful, however pale in technical comparison to Wissahickon, French Creek, Jim Thorpe or Elk Neck SP. Jesus, i never rode on so many freak'in miles of wood chips in my entire life. BORING!!!

Customer Service

park and ride off of Rt. 202

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read above diatribe

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RATING
2
VALUE
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