Iron Hill Park, Newark

Directions: Take I-95 to 896 S. (Middletown) exit (which is the first exit in De if you are headed north on I-95, and the last exit in DE if you are headed south). Take a right off the ramp, and a right at the first light (Old Baltimore Pike). Go about 1.5 miles to Whitaker Road. mae a right. Park entrance is about .75 miles on the right.

Trail Information: Roughly 15 miles of somewhat challenging, windy trails. Combination of singletrack and wider fire roads. Very fun and tough to get REALLY lost - but easy to get turned around. This park is sparsely used, which is a delight in such a busy area.

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