Auburn Heights Preserve

Auburn Heights Trail

  • Mode: Hiking, Biking, Steam Car
  • Distance:Benge Road Loop 1.3 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead:Benge Road parking area
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Width: 12’

This shared-use trail is nestled between the Red Clay Creek and the Delaware Pennsylvania state line in northern New Castle County.   From the trailhead, just off of Benge Road, this wide, paved trail showcases views of the Red Clay Creek and panoramic across the Auburn Valley. Follow the trail as it winds through pastoral rolling fields.  Stay alert; for you might just connect to the past as this trail is open the steam cars!  Please Note: The trail crosses an access road for several private residents. Use caution when making this crossing.


Auburn Valley Trail

  • Mode: Hiking & Biking
  • Distance: 1.3 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Accessible: No
  • Surface: paved
  • Width: 12 feet
  • Average Grade: 5%
  • Max Grade: 29%
  • Trailhead: Farm Lane

This 12’-wide paved multi-use trail accommodates hikers, walkers, and bicyclists. In the coming years, the trail will also support antique car and equestrian uses. Future trail connections will lead to neighboring communities, organizations, and adjacent state park properties.


Trolley Trail

  • Mode: Hiking & Biking
  • Distance: 0.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Benge Road Parking Area

This short trail takes its name form an old trolley right-of-way dating back to the early 20th century. The 8’ wide crushed stone trail follows along the Auburn Mill millrace before going down into a meadow alongside the Red Clay Creek to complete its loop. The Trolley Trail accommodates hikers and bicyclists.