Hiking-Leaves
There are over a dozen different types of recurring hiking categories to choose from!
Brief descriptions are provided below.  Click on any link to see future scheduled events:

Annual Brandywine End To End Hike (E2E): This special annual hike is open to the public and members for a fee.  Hike the entire Brandywine Trail, from north to south!


Annual Hike Across Delaware (HAD): This special annual hike is open to the public and members for a fee.  Hike the entire width of the State of Delaware, from west to east!



New Member Hiking: These hikes are 3 to 5 miles, at a moderate pace. These hikes are on the second Saturday of each month. They are for welcoming new members and anyone considering joining the Wilmington Trail Club. Everyone is welcome, whether you prefer to hike, bike, kayak, or ski. Current members are also welcome. There is an option to join the group for refreshments after the hike.



Sunday Hiking: These hikes are 4 to 8 miles, at a slower to moderate pace. The start time is whatever a leader wants. During colder months these events typically start at 1 pm and start in the morning when it is likely to be very hot, but leaders have chosen whatever time works for them. Sunday hikers are a mixed group and tend to pick and choose what hikes they would like to go on. We have offered hikes at some distance and at different ability levels. I think as long as you clearly state in your write-up what people can expect in terms of difficulty, members can then choose accordingly.


Tuesday Hiking: These hikes are usually 5 to 7 miles at a moderate pace. They start at 9:00AM and do not include a lunch stop.


Wednesday Midweek Hiking: These hikes are 8 to 10 miles at an average of 2.7 miles per hour. Starting time is 9 AM, unless otherwise indicated.


Wednesday Milers Hiking: These hikes are 11-15 miles at a brisk 3 mph pace, in local parks, with lunch break. 9:00 AM start unless otherwise indicated.


Wednesday Evening Hiking: These hikes are 3 to 5 miles, at a moderate pace. Starting time is 6:30 pm, from April through October. Bringing a flashlight is recommended. All are welcome to gather for dinner after the hike.


Thursday Hiking: These hikes are 4 to 5 miles, at an easy to moderate pace. Starting time is 10 AM, unless otherwise indicated. Driving distances vary significantly. All are welcome to gather for lunch after the hike.


Saturday Short Hiking: These hikes are 4 to 8 miles, at a slower to moderate pace. The start time is whatever a leader wants. Typically they start at 1 pm in the colder months and start in the morning when it is likely to be very hot, but leaders have chosen whatever time works for them. Sunday hikers are a mixed group and tend to pick and choose what hikes they would like to go on. We have offered hikes at some distance and at different ability levels. I think as long as you clearly state in your write-up what people can expect in terms of difficulty, members can then choose accordingly.


Saturday Medium Hiking: These hikes are 8 to 10 miles at a brisk pace, about 2.6 – 2.8 miles per hour. There is always a stop for lunch. If not posted in advance, impromptu hikes most likely will fill Saturdays, if a leader steps forward.


Saturday Long Hiking: These hikes are 10 to 15 miles and up and are at a brisk pace. When the hike involves significant driving distance there may be an alternative long local hike.


Multiple Day Hiking: From May to November weekend hiking trips are scheduled with over-night accommodations at local B&B’s and Lodges. Places visited have been: Hickory Run State Park, World’s End State Park, Chincoteague VA, Promised Land State Park, and Susquehannock State Park.


Multiple Day BackpackingWeekend trips from April through November to picturesque mountain areas in State Parks and Forests. Most trips are moderately strenuous and will vary in length from 5 to 10 miles per day. We do offer a beginners trip in the spring, which is less strenuous. Backpackers must be in good physical condition. Recent rips have been to Massanutten Mountain, VA, Shenandoah National Park, VA, the Appalachian Trail, NJ, PA & MD, and Susquehannock State Forest in PA .

 



Holiday HikingLength of hike and start time is determined by leader. These hikes are usually held on: New Years’ Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Christmas Day.


Impromptu Hiking: These hikes are usually not scheduled very far in advance and might not be scouted beforehand. If there is an event, it will be posted in the online calendar and events bulletin. Forum notification will usually also be sent to “Hiking Alerts” subscribers. The day, length, pace, difficulty, and start times are variable. There may or may not be a meal break. Miles and pace are at the leader’s discretion. These hikes can be scheduled any time on any day as long as it does not compete with a regularly scheduled hike. Please read the event’s description very carefully to determine if a particular hike is suitable for you. 


For general questions about the Hiking Events, you can email:  hiking@wilmingtontrailclub.org.

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