Explore the most popular trails in Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
3 days ago

good trail. a little muddy, but navigable around the big holes. it's a lot of smaller trails that merge into one, so it's easy to go places you werent intending to go. the trails are well marked. my son (5 yo) and I did it and we are beginners.

Nice but lost the trail. Gorgeous day. Saw 3 groups. Dog friendly.

hiking
muddy
off trail
9 days ago

Not a hard hike, but such a great name. Went the morning after a rainy night so some mud, but not as much as I expected. Many intersecting trails here and you can make up about any map you would want. Slight hills, some water, Goose Creek and would call this more of a walking path them a hike trail. Could be marked a bit better in places, but not bad for an early morning adventure.

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flooded
muddy
27 days ago

Banshee Reeks 5 miler...was aiming for 10 miler while ten but we picked the wrong shoes for Jack...blisters and bad timing. Wet trail, cool temps, gray, lots of dogs.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Nice trails. They lead right down to Goose Creek which is very pretty and quiet. Nice little area with some ponds. The information says it’s only open on the weekend but the sign outside the front says it is open all week till 5pm.

Good for a short easy hike. Dog loved all the squirrels lol

It’s beautiful but my dogs had quite a few ticks on them when we left.

Just amazing. Took a river swim here. The vibes are so good and peaceful

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over grown
6 months ago

Did this easy, relaxing hike with my two granddaughters (6-8) and loved it. A couple nice little pods along the way if you want to bring you fishing pole.

It is an easy to find location with several trails. The Goose Creek Trail allows you to also follow a natural landmark, the river. Lots of different bugs, rabbits, birds, fish, crayfish and tadpoles were also seen during our visit. Very easy trail to hike.

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bugs
muddy
9 months ago

Made for an easy and peaceful hike after a hard day at work. Parts of the trail were kind of overgrown which led to finding 5 ticks on myself later, but it’s hard to avoid them. I will be returning with bug spray!

Took my dog here on a warm snowy day and had a great time! It was a little hilly and muddy but we don’t mind. The pond was iced over which was the highlight of the hike! Didn’t see any deer or turkey but saw tracks of both. Maybe next time! Great hike for kids and the less adventurous but be prepared for mud.

very easy, probably hot in the summer, but in the spring, an amazing selection of wild flowers.

hiking
muddy
11 months ago

Goose creek to Raspberry trail nice loop good scenery

Good for a short get away in the middle of suburbia. Fairly flat with little notable scenery.

Sun Oct 22 2017

Spent the afternoon fishing with my girls and my dog ❤️ Great day!

Nothing really interesting to see there. Easy walk. In 2 hours all is done if you walk slowly. Good for family with kids, people with dogs, old people...

Good place, good set of trails easy access to goose creek. Few changes may make it better on the trails, they have the names on some poles but after that you don't know what trail you are, colors is a better system as you can mark the trees but with names isn't that easy AND... is only open in weekends, still a good place to go.

secluded. not heavily traveled. trail is still mostly grass. property is only open on weekends. lots of side trails and loops but not a lot of miles. watch of for ticks. lots of tick / lime disease notices posted at entrance to property and parking. if you bring your dogs, make sure he/she is up to date on their monthly preventatives. brought our GSD and had three ticks after a two hour walk. didn't even wander off trail. overall, it's nice. not a woody trail, more like a nice walk around a large chunk of property.

Really cool and interesting place, unlike surrounding environments

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