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Mason-Dixon Trail

39°38'18.31"N  75°45'9.55"W

1355 South Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702

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The 193-mile Mason-Dixon Trail connects the Appalachian Trail with the Brandywine Trail. It enters the state of Delaware at Iron Hill County Park in Newark and proceeds north along the Christina River and White Clay Creek. The trail then exits the state near Yorklyn before it joins the Brandywine Trail, just south of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Please visit for access to maps, hiking routes, and more.

At one point, the Mason-Dixon Trail comes within a few yards of a real Mason-Dixon Line marker. This small "arc stone" is located near the point where Nine Gates Road crosses the Delaware-Pennsylvania state line, just north of Yorklyn. Hikers can find it located between the first and second house on Fassett Lane, on the right-hand side of the trail.

See for yourself why White Clay Creek is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Take a hike on the Mason-Dixon Trail today. And if you sincerely enjoy your hike, consider volunteering for a day with the Mason-Dixon Trail System's maintenance crew. Happy trails!

Photo by Shaun Bailey

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