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Welcome to the official website of the Wilmington Trail Club!
The Wilmington Trail Club is an organization of people living in and around the Wilmington, Delaware area who participate in a variety of outdoor activities.
The club schedules almost 400 events each year lasting from a few hours to several days for hiking, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and car and canoe camping. Most events are in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 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.
We invite non-members to participate in two activities, at no cost, of their choice before joining. Children 18 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
On this website you’ll find all kinds of information to help you understand these activities, answer questions, and get involved.  So please take a look around, we hope you like what you see!


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Come to the Paddling Open House!

Our annual Open House is on Friday, April 10th from 7-9 PM at the Ashland Nature Center.  If any of the hikers, bikers, and skiers ever wanted to investigate the wonderful world of kayaking, this is your opportunity.  Come see us.  We also invite all club members to come support this event and help promote the Wilmington Trail Club.  Please contact Laura Ventura via email ( if you plan to attend and can contribute refreshments. Thank you.

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 2015 fee schedules.

SIGN UP NOW - 54th Annual Brandywine Trail End-to-End Hike

Back by popular demand: the challenge of hiking 36 miles in one day returns in 2015! The Wilmington Trail Club's 54th annual hike of the Brandywine Trail is scheduled for Saturday April 11. Please plan to support this club tradition - either as a participant or as a volunteer. Click on the links to download the EtE announcement with complete details, and/or the EtE registration form.



Hike Across Delaware - Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Hike Across Delaware number 21 began in Delaware City in 30 mile per hour winds, heavy rain and a cold 49 degrees. While 225 signed up to participate, 107 including 5 volunteers, climbed hesitatingly onto 3 buses. 14 miles later, 87 crossed the finish line. As bad as the conditions were, 7 individuals walked on to pay and take vacant spots on the buses. The hard-core participants claim they that they liked the experience and consumed a lot of food. Many compliments were received about the fabulous job that all of the volunteers did. See you next fall on November 7.


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