White Clay Creek State Park: Whitley Farms Trail
Whitley Farms Trail
Length: 3.1 mile loop
Elevation gain: The Hike has a total ascent of 180.45 ft and has a maximum elevation of 383.86 ft.
Trail Head: State Park Parking Lot on Nine Foot Road, just north of Newark.
Comments: a quiet, rambling, and mostly flat trail through forest and meadows. Some of the forests are full of interesting vines, while others are mature with little underbrush. This trail is a shared-use trail with bicycles, so stay alert.
The trail is a 3.85-mile loop (mapmyhike.com).
Most of the trail is quite flat, with a few hills (mapmyhike.com).
The trailhead is at the parking lot on Nine Foot Road.
The beginning of the trail winds through the meadow. The start of the trailhead is not marked, but it is the only trail, so there shouldn't be any confusion.
The trail enters a forest with very cool vines.
This muhroom is wild. It looks like coral.
Keep an eye out for bicycles. This is a popular bicycle trail.
A bench provides a spot to rest or have a snack.
The understory is filled with neat ferns.
There are two bicycle ramps on the trail like this one.
From the forest, the trail enters meadows a few times.
More wild mushrooms, these are bright orange.
At the end of the trail, there are a few large meadows.
The trail then meets up with Nine Foot Road, and returns to the parking lot.
Sunday, October 7, 2012