Summary: Follow trail from the south end of the parking. The trail is well marked. It starts through corn fields and moves into hilly woodlands. Trail is blazed and there are scattered maps. About 1/3 in, you come to a junction near a road. If you wish to cut out 2.3 miles, continue straight rather than crossing to the David English Trail loop. Upon completing the loop, follow the blazes through woods and fields to the tri-valley trail. Turn right and follow the signs to the whitely trailhead.
Trailhead: From Newark DE, take 2 east to 72 North. When 72 turns right, continue straight on Thompson Station Road. Watch for Nine Foot Road on right (under 1 mile). Turn right to parking lot at trailhead (Porta-potties are available.) $2.50 per DE car, $4 for out of state cars. Honor box in lot. (Lat:39.43489 Lon:-75.44829)
Trail Guides for Whitely Farms Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Delaware State Parks 302 368 6900
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Tom and Joan Burke, who has posted 8 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Becky on 4/26/2009
Lots of bikers, only saw one other hiker. The scenery had nice variety between woods and fields. I went on a day that set heat records, so the fields were a little uncomfortable. I will definitely do this hike again. A couple of helpful hints, the trailhead is near a water tower and park fees are a little higher in 2009.
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