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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

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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