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Welcome to the official website of the Wilmington Trail Club!


The Wilmington Trail Club is an organization of people who live in and around the Wilmington, Delaware area that participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as Hiking, Paddling, Biking, and Skiing

The club schedules almost 400 events each year. Single day trips, trips of several days for backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing and car and canoe camping. Most events are in Delaware, Pennsylvania or Maryland. Some events extend to other parts of the U.S. (Virginia, New York, New Hampshire) and the World. Trip leaders are club members who contribute their time, expertise, and effort.

On this website you'll find all kinds of information to help you understand these activities and get involved.  So take a look around, we hope you like what you see!


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State Park Fees

 Many of our events occur in nearby state parks, and some have entry fees.  Most of us find it cost effective to purchase a yearly or lifetime pass, if available.  Click on this link to view 2014 fee schedules.

53rd Annual Brandywine Trail End-to-End Hike

April 12th, 2014 marked the 53rd End to End. Thanks to all that made this event a success - 82 registrants (36 were members) and over 20 volunteers. Seventy-six people started and 52 finished.  The event attracted local runners and hikers as well as those from Maryland and New York.  Their finishing time range was 5 hours 46 minutes to 13 hours 4 minutes.

            The winner of the Don Brown trophy as the fastest walker is Tom Dueber; the winner of the women's trophy is Margaret Ma. 

            See you next year for number 54!



Hike Across Delaware - Saturday, November 1, 2014

             This annual 14-mile hike follows the C&D canal from North Chesapeake City Maryland to Delaware City, Delaware. We usually have ideal fall weather, beautiful fall colors and lots of interesting boat traffic.  The modest fees of $14 for members, and $17 for nonmembers cover the bus trip, t-shirt and lunch and water at the rest stop after 8 miles. We also offer the option of a car ride back at the 8-mile mark.

            Join us for the fun of the 21st annual HAD; registration is easy:

  • Click on this link for the form
  • Fill out the form in the October Bulletin
  • Find more information and the form on the web page Hiking>Hike Across Delaware


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