Flatty Creek trail remains closed indefinitely due to damages to the boardwalk from Hurricane Florence. Ivy gut trail has some boardwalk damage. Although Palmetto Boardwalk trail has damage at one end, it is partially open from the visitor center. All other trails are open at this time.Last updated on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Eight miles of hiking trails meander through the estuarine areas of Goose Creek State Park. The diversity of wetlands ranges from freshwater and brackish-water marshes to black gum and cypress swamps. Large stands of pine and mixed forest provide cover for a variety of birds and land animals.
The trail loops through an upland forest and incorporates short stretches of boardwalk across wetlands.
Boardwalks pass through black gum and cypress swamps.
The trail winds its way through patches of huckleberries and acts as a connecter-trail between Live Oak and Mallard Creek trails.
The trail winds through the forest and provides peeks of Upper Goose Creek through trees along the way.
The trail features a canopy of live oaks draped with Spanish moss. This loop-trail follows the shoreline of the Pamlico River for a short distance and then turns inland.