A Little Time and a Keyboard: Hiking at Alapocas Run State Park in Delaware

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Hiking at Alapocas Run State Park in Delaware

Rocky Hiking, River Views and Forest Bathing at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, Delaware

Rocky Hiking, River Views and Forest Bathing at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, Delaware

One summer morning treated us to a hike along the rocky trails of Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Hikers at Alapocas Run State Park will discover a divine forest, rocky trails,  blue granite cliffs, Alapocas Run, and the Brandywine River.

Big chunks of blue granite at Alapocas Run State Park.
Big chunks of blue granite.

Some of the most notable features of Alapocas Run State Park are the Blue Granite Cliffs. Throughout a hike at Alapocas Run, you will not only note this beautiful blue granite as cliffs but also in the form of boulders strewn about.

A crossing at a gentle meander of Alapocas Run.
A crossing at a gentle meander of Alapocas Run.

We did enjoy tracing Alapocas Run for a time, eventually crossing it at a gentle meander. The random rocks thrown about, slowly ambling creek and dancing greens of the forest molded a spectacular scene.

Boulders of All Shapes and Sizes Emerge from Brandywine River

Chunky boulders emerging from Brandywine River at Alapocas Run State Park.
Chunky boulders emerging from Brandywine River at Alapocas Run State Park.

Soon, however, we found ourselves at the Brandywine River which created a sense of awe with chunky boulders dotting the river.  Our view of the river gave off a bit of a surreal vibe with chunky, odd-shaped boulders emerging from the depths.

A rock pile-up on Alapocas Run!
A rock pile-up on Alapocas Run!

I really loved the rock pile-up as Alapocas Run met the Brandywine River! Alapocas Run State Park truly holds some unique and picturesque rock assemblages.

Alapocas Run's granite has a blue hue.
Alapocas Run's granite has a blue hue.

The park's Blue Granite Cliffs provide a natural rock climbing wall. The granite once was quarried and helped to build Wilmington. Hiking on the trails, you will notice blueness to the boulders made from this granite.

The rocky landscape melds with the dense forest at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilminton, Delaware.
The rocky landscape melds with the dense forest.

We visited Alapocas Run State Park as a brief moment of fresh air en route between visiting family members in Philadelphia and visiting others in Newark, Delaware. We found the forest full of ravines and boulders to be enchanting. Alapocas Run State Park provides for a lovely yet rocky hike and offered us the nature uplift we needed to start our day!

Rocky Hiking, River Views and Forest Bathing at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, Delaware


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