Junction and Breakwater Trail

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Junction and Breakwater Trail

Junction and Breakwater Trail
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mekopp
Middletown, DE1,962 contributions
I would travel for this....
Aug 2021
.....but I don't have to because I live 10 miles from several trailheads. The Junction Breakwater trail is part of a trail system that connects Lewes to Rehoboth Beach Delaware. The only way to really understand this trail system is to just do it yourself because it's hard to get a clear description of where it starts, ends, and connects. I've decided that the easiest way to pick up the trail is park at the Lewes, Delaware public library. There is a big parking lot there and it's a starting point for the Lewes-Georgetown Trail and the JBT. Head north from the library on the Lewes - Georgetown trail to the Lewes canal. It is a very brief ride. Turn right at the canal and you will see the access to the JBT start.

JBT starts as a paved trail and runs in and out of several communities. It integrates well with the landscape and is reasonably well marked. It is 5.8 miles from this access to Rehoboth. After you ride through several communities in Lewes the trail becomes a very fine gravel trail. I would not be comfortable riding my racing bike on this section, but it's totally appropriate for all other types of bikes. This is an amazing section which is very scenic and nicely wooded. It does cross several roads before reaching Rehoboth, but I have never had trouble crossing any of these roads. There are two exit points along the trail - both go to trail heads. I have not visited these trailheads so I can't comment other than to say they access points are well marked.

The trail ends on Hebron Rd in Rehoboth. You could turn around here and ride back, but why? If you follow the bike lane from Hebron Rd you will end up in Rehoboth proper. You can continue to follow a well marked asphalt trail that runs right next to the Rehoboth Beach traffic, but only for a brief period of time. Make a left at the Rehoboth Beach visit center and before you know it you are in Henlopen acres. Ride the residential streets here and through North Beach and you will find yourself in the Rehoboth Cape Henlopen state park area. There is no charge to ride your bike into the state park.

There is a nice pavilion at the end of the parking lot where you can take a break because if you've followed these instructions than you have ridden about 10 miles. After your break you can access the Gordon Pond Trail. From the access to the Gordon Pond Trail to the Cape May Lewes Ferry it is about 5.2 miles. The Gordon Pond trail is lovely and quite scenic. It ends at the other side of the Cape Henlopen State Park. There are several bike loops here in the state park. One trail goes to Fort Miles. I recommend this trail for pretty views of the Atlantic Ocean. Another trail goes into the Camp Ground.

The trail system in this part of the state park is not that well marked, but no matter where you go you should be able to exit the park on the same road where the Cape May Lewes Ferry is located. If you are looking for a longer ride you can explore the other trails in Cape Henlopen state park.

Once you exit the park there is a connector trail which takes you past the ferry and to route 9. You can continue to follow this connector trail into the historic section of Lewes. However, be alert that the trail actually ends abruptly in town and you will have to ride in traffic back to the library. On the other hand, you can make a left on Rt 9, go over the bridge that crosses the canal, and end up back at the Lewes Library. Rt 9 has a nice, wide shoulder. This is about a 18 or 19 mile ride total.

I hope this description helps someone is wants to explore this loop. If you want to make you ride longer the Lewes-Georgetown trail heads west about 5.5 miles. Enjoy!
Written 16 August 2021
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Rebecca T
22 contributions
Beautiful trails
Jul 2021 • Family
Beautiful trail. Wide, scenic, and safe. You can ride for hours and see so much. The trail connects several communities and you can shop in the towns it joins. It’s pretty flat so it’s a leisurely ride.
Written 23 July 2021
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Travel With Tyler
Ephrata, PA7 contributions
Love it
Oct 2019
this is one of my favorite spots in Rehoboth Beach, walking around those ships is just incredible. Check it out if your ever in the area, you will not be disappointed
Written 9 July 2020
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Brooke N
3 contributions
Great trail
Sep 2019
My sisters and I ride bikes or walk this trail in the spring and fall. We love it! It’s so scenic and peaceful.
Written 6 March 2020
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Kate M
Rehoboth Beach, DE4 contributions
Junction breakwater trail
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is my favorite walk with nature. You experience flocks of snow geese, woodpeckers, squirrels, deer, fox, turtles and frogs while enjoying a walk on a well maintained trail. Don't want to walk. Then ride your bicycle. The trail joins two lovely beaches towns and you don't have to be on the highway.
Written 5 March 2020
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intruuder
Poughkeepsie, United States14 contributions
Half of the best trail in Sussex
Nov 2019
This is a great trail for bili ng por walking. But if you bike it the best thing to do is make a loop by connecting with the Henlopen Park Gordons Trail Path.
Written 3 December 2019
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serottagirl
Arlington, VA13 contributions
Great trail connecting Rehoboth and Lewes
Sep 2019
I wanted to ride from Bethany to Lewes without going on route 1. This trail was not only off the beaten path, it was scenic and easy to navigate. We went through Gordons pond state park and cape henlopen state park on the way out to Lewes.
Written 16 September 2019
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Ekaterina M
Mashpee, MA21 contributions
Beautiful walk on a cloudy day
Aug 2019 • Family
We walked for about 2 miles towards Lewes beach from the Tangler outlets, so we cannot speak for the whole trail but the part we saw was amazing. The trail is wide enough for walkers and bicyclists not to get in each other's way, it's pretty flat and covered with gravel - very easy to walk on. The nature around is absolutely beautiful. This was definitely one of best trails in the state!
Written 26 August 2019
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Letsgoannem
4 contributions
Great trail for biking!
Jun 2019
Bring cold water with you. It’s a great trail for riding from Lewes to Rehoboth. There are lots of nice shady spots along the way. Maybe bring a can of bug spray, just in case the bugs are out that day.
Written 14 July 2019
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Norjeff2
West Orange, NJ1,942 contributions
Smooth and long ride
Jul 2019 • Couples
We started in Rehoboth and rode to Lewes. We parked at Wolf Neck’s road. You pay for parking by putting money in the box. We brought our own bikes but you can rent on the trail at Lewes.

There are parts of the trail in the shade but most is not shaded. You ride through some woods and through beautiful housing development. All of the ride is off the roadway until you get to Lewes. The final half mile you do have to ride with traffic. The trail is paved for large portions and smooth dirt/gravel on other sections. The vast majority is completely flat. I easy for anyone to ride and completely safe.

Others do walk and jog portions of the course.
Written 7 July 2019
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