Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

#27 of 42 state parks in North Carolina

Best trails in Goose Creek State Park

125 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Goose Creek State Park, North Carolina? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Goose Creek State Park ranging from 0.9 to 8 miles and from 6 to 13 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River. A primitive camping area, picnic sites, swim beach and hiking and paddling trails offer a variety of ways to savor the tranquil surroundings at Goose Creek State Park. Goose Creek is conveniently located between historic Bath and the original Washington.

Show more
Map of trails in Goose Creek State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Contact
(252) 923-2191
Helpful links
Top trails (6)
#1 - Palmetto Boardwalk, Tar Kiln, Huckleberry, Goose Creek, Ivey Gut Loop
Goose Creek State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(55)
Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Palmetto Boardwalk, Tar Kiln, Huckleberry, Goose Creek, Ivey Gut Loop is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bath, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levShow more
#2 - Mallard Creek, Live Oak, Goose Creek Loop
Goose Creek State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(16)
Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Mallard Creek, Live Oak, Goose Creek Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bath, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
#3 - Palmetto Boardwalk and Ivey Gut Trails
Goose Creek State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(19)
Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Palmetto Boardwalk Ivey Gut Trails Show more
#4 - Goose Creek and Flatty Creek Trail
Goose Creek State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(16)
Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h
Goose Creek and Flatty Creek Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bath, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#5 - Flatty Creek Loop
Goose Creek State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(7)
Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
As of December 10, 2019, users have reported that this trail is closed due to the hurricane. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#6 - Palmetto Boardwalk
Goose Creek State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(12)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 29 m
Note: The trail is closed due to the boardwalk being damaged. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more