Goose Creek State Park Campground

EASY 30 reviews

Goose Creek State Park Campground is a 8.6 mile loop trail located near Washington, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

wildlife

bugs

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy relaxing hike. Some areas were wet and very muddy so we had to make some “bridges” to get across without sinking in the mud. Beach area is a cute area and perfect to picnic at.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trails through the woods and the boardwalk across the swamp is incredible. Watched a muskrat from about 10 feet away for 20 minutes. The beach where the river opens up is beautiful as well. Great place to spend several hours.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Casual as you want.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

An oasis tucked away a few miles outside downtown Washington, NC.

No idea why trail running isn't tagged because I think it's the best activity for this series of linked trails. They host 5 / 10 mile races in November.

Terrain is flat / low difficulty, well cleared and marked. The maps are good for navigating and tying the 6 or 7 different trails together. Trails consist of dirt, leafs, pine needles, tree roots, some rock and decent mud after rainfall plus several strips of boardwalk (one that must be at least a half mile long), which can be slick after rain or early morning dew.

Incredible scenery from the thick pine barrens to views of the river, swamps, creek and bay. I think late fall / winter are the most ideal times of year since there's next to no bugs.

walking
11 months ago

Very nice day hike.

canoeing
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Nice, well maintained trails and great swamp scenery. A lot of wildlife to see out here too. Recommend for anyone in the area, but bring plenty of bug spray!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Great hike. Make sure you bring waterproof hiking boots or at the very least some clean pairs of socks. We had to remove our shoes and walk through some pretty big puddles on the flooded parts of the trails where we couldn't make impromptu bridges out of fallen trees and logs. Although, we walked it after a tropical storm moved through the area, to be fair. We had fun though, it made for a great adventure. And bring bug spray, those damn yellow flies are vicious, blood-thirsty devils.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I like hiking and camping, I think this park is awsome.

hiking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This is a great series of trails interconnected, so you can make it as long as you want. Trails are clearly marked. There is a nice secluded pier is you stay to the left on the Mallard Creek trail. Small sandy beach at the live oak trail. This would make a great trail run if you are a runner saw a hawk and snapping turtle right invite trail. You can also bike this.