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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 use the menu at the left to take a look around; we hope you like what you see!


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National Trails Day

Tri-State Marker Trail Celebration, Saturday June 6, 2015

Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve and Wilmington Trail Club joined to celebrate the completion of the northern segment of the trail to the Mason-Dixon Tri-State Marker. This marker was set 250 years ago by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to settle the border dispute between Pennsylvania (and later Delaware) and Maryland. 

Hikes of various lengths (3 miles to 15 miles) left from convenient locations in all three states and converged at the historical marker at 11 am for a dedication ceremony attended by nearly 200 people. About 80 of those participated in one of the 4 WTC hikes.
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.

55th Annual Brandywine Trail End-to-End Hike

            Back by popular demand: the challenge of hiking 36 miles in one day returns in 2016! The Wilmington Trail Club's 55th annual hike of the Brandywine Trail is scheduled for Saturday, April 9. 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.




The club makes every effort to make HAD fun, stimulating, and somewhat challenging for all who participate; unfortunately this year due to circumstances beyond our control we are not going to be able hold the event. The ongoing construction of the Mike Castle Trail between Chesapeake City and Delaware City is actively underway and is making it very difficult to guarantee a clear walking path and access at either end. We have every expectation that a well-constructed trail will be available to us next year and we ask that you join us on November 5, 2016 for the 22nd HAD.

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If you have recently become a WTC member and you can't see the Members section of the website, please send me an email ( ) so that I can make sure your account gets access to the member areas.