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Trails

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. 
 

Flatty Creek Trail
Location: Turns off of the Goose Creek Trail halfway through the primitive campground
Description: The trail loops through an upland forest and incorporates short stretches of boardwalk across wetlands.
Point of Interest: The trail features a boardwalk that ends at Flatty Creek, affording views of both Goose Creek and the Pamlico River.
Length:
0.30 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
orange triangle
Surface: Natural surface, Boardwalk
Goose Creek Trail
Location: Runs from the campground at the mouth of Goose Creek to the Pamlico riverfront.
Description: Boardwalks pass through black gum and cypress swamps.
Point of Interest:
Length:
2.00 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
blue triangle
Goose Creek Trail
Surface: Natural surface, Boardwalk
Huckleberry Trail
Location: Runs between Live Oak Trail and Mallard Creek Trail
Description: The trail winds its way through patches of huckleberries and acts as a connecter-trail between Live Oak and Mallard Creek trails.
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.20 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
white hexagon
Surface: Natural surface
Ivey Gut Trail
Location: Runs between the Main Road and Goose Creek
Description: The trail winds through the forest and provides peeks of Upper Goose Creek through trees along the way.
Point of Interest:
Length:
1.80 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
red triangle
Surface: Natural surface, Boardwalk
Live Oak Trail
Location: Runs between the Main Road and the Pamlico River
Description: 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.
Point of Interest: The trail passes a historic cemetery dating from the 1880s.
Length:
0.30 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
red hexagon
Live Oak Trail at Goose Creek State Park
Surface: Natural surface
Contact:

Goose Creek State Park

2190 Camp Leach Road
WashingtonNC 27889
Phone252-923-2191
goose.creek@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.481853
Longitude: -76.901410

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - May, September & October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day