Trails

Fort Dupont State Park

River View Trail

  • Mode: Hiking
  • Distance: 1.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Fort DuPont parking lot
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The River View Trail, with a surface of packed earth, travels through tidal marsh, passes gun batteries, and offers a glimpse into Delaware history. Fort Delaware was critical in defending the Delaware Valley during the Civil War. The fortress also saw duty during the Spanish American War, where it was the key in a "Three Fort Defense" made up of Fort Delaware, Fort DuPont and Fort Mott (NJ). Fort Delaware was active until WWII. The trail loops back to the parking area.

Please Note: Gun batteries located along the trail are restricted areas.

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Port Penn Trail

  • Mode: Hiking
  • Distance: 0.9 miles (one way)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Port Penn Interpretive Center

This trail crosses a tidal marsh in the Augustine Wildlife Area along the Delaware River over a packed earth surface. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the marsh vistas and the many birding opportunities along the trail. Interpretative exhibits recall days when fishing and trapping where ways of life for area residents.

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