Gosling Lake Trail
Length: 1.10 miles View map
Trail Rating: Easy
Gosling Lake Trail derives its name from Gosling Lake, the name members of the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition gave the oxbow lake after observing many flocks of geese on its surface. Today, the trail provides visitors with a level walking path to explore the park, including a loop around the former fish hatchery. Hikers will see river bottom habitats that include both wooded areas and open fields, providing a perfect setting for a large number of native and migratory bird species. The trail begins at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Plaza, where visitors can learn about the expedition’s epic journey up the Missouri River. When using the secondary trailhead at the campground, the trail distance is 1.30 miles. The majority of the trail is gravel/compacted limestone with a short paved section leading from the campground.
You may experience:
- Natural surface – dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
- Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail
- Road/Highway crossing
|Length||Estimated Hiking Time||Type||Blazes||Trailhead|
|1.10 miles||30 minutes||Loop||Yellow||1) At the interpretive plaza; 2) at the campground|