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Palmetto Boardwalk

Washington, North Carolina

based on 1 reviews



1.59 miles

Elevation Gain

52 ft

Route Type



Added by Jana Murdock

The Palmetto Boardwalk trail in Goose Creek State Park takes you through the woods and a cypress swamp. Start by parking in the lot by the park office and then head out on the boardwalk as an out-and-back trail or connect to the Ivey Gut or Tar Kiln trails if you're looking for a longer loop. 

Note: Pets are not permitted on the trails, but are permitted at the campsites in the park. 

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Palmetto Boardwalk Reviews

Hiked this in May and saw lots of frogs, and even some snakes in the wetlands (from the safety of the boardwalk). The first part is shaded but the latter is not so be prepared for sun.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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