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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.

Backpacking Begins

Ever wanted to try backpacking? Here is your chance to find out how it works. Judy Wollman and Dave Adkins will host an orientation session Wednesday evening, April 9 at 7:00. Attending this will ready you to join the Beginners/Novice backpacking trip at French Creek SP the weekend of April 25/26. Please contact Dave (see club directory) if you’ll attend.

53rd Annual Brandywine Trail End-to-End Hike

The Club's 53rd annual hike of the Brandywine Trail on Saturday April 12 went extremely well. Congratulations to all the participants and volunteers. Stay tuned for a summary in the next few days.



Hike Across Delaware

The 20th Hike Across Delaware Number 20, November 2nd 2013, included 262 very happy hikers from Delaware and surrounding States. Six full school busses left Delaware City for the Maryland State line at 9AM. As usual, the first Saturday in November was a beautiful and perfect day. Twenty seven great volunteers registered, fed, drove, guided, and supplied HAD 20 birthday cake. Many compliments were received. Please join us in 2014 on November 1 for HAD 21.



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