Trails

Bellevue State Park

Brandywine River Trail

  • Mode: Hiking and Biking
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Trailhead: Thompsons Bridge Road or Rockland Road parking lots
  • Bike Rentals: Available. A special adaptive tricycle is available for teenagers and adults with disabilities.

This shared-use trail is a wide on a gentle grade with a crushed stone surface. Catch glimpses of the Brandywine River and view unique geologic features. Experience piedmont woods landscapes, spring wildflowers, and wildlife. The trail passes under Thompsons Bridge Road and continues north eventually onto lands owned by the First State National Monument.

Please Note: The trail crosses Marsh Road then enters Bringhurst Woods Park. Use extreme caution when crossing Marsh Road.

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Equestrian Trail

  • Mode: Equestrian or Hiking
  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Arts Center Parking Area

Hike or ride horseback on the Equestrian Trail and experience many areas within Bellevue State Park. Trail users will travel through the Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve, and pass the garden plots, the Percheron Barn, the Equestrian Training Center and the Arts Center.

Equestrian Note: Please observe the riding guidelines, beach access schedule, parking and crossover connections in the Horseback Riding Guidelines.

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Nature Preserve Trail

  • Mode: Hiking, Equestrian
  • Distance: 1.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Park Office parking lot, walk toward the entrance booth

Beginning near the entrance booth, this trail follows a portion of the Equestrian Trail through the Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve, over a small creek, and along the edge of a large meadow before ending at the Park Office.

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Oval Track

  • Mode: Hiking, Biking
  • Distance: 1.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible:Yes
  • Trailhead: Arts Center Parking Area

This former horse track is now a popular walking and biking oval. Today, the track includes stations that prompt workout enthusiasts to fitness and stretching exercises.

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