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2.6 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)


USGS Quad Map(s):  Goose Creek State Park Map

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Goose Creek Tar Kiln Trail

North Carolina

  • Hiking in Goose Creek State Park near Wilmington North Carolina.

Activities & Features


Tar Kiln Trail is an easy hike in Goose Creek State Park, North Carolina. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, so long as your furry kids are on leash. The park says this trail is "located between Mallard Creek and Palmetto trails, remnants of the longleaf pine logging industry of the 1800s and early 1900s are still evident here. Several tar kilns have been marked along the trail." There is camping available in Goose Creek State Park.

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Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Goose Creek State Park 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, NC 27889

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