Goose Creek Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile loop trail located near Louisville, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 82 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

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forest

Suburban area trail, tree lined hike, along stream, open meadow views This is a nice natural diversion located in the midst of eastern Jefferson County. When you need a quick nature fix, and you don't have much time, this loop trail packs a lot of diversity in a mile and a half. Turning right at the first trail intersection, you'll quickly be walking through a tunnel of small trees and bushes. Soon afterward, the trees grow larger, and the undergrowth opens up as you walk along side the trails namesake, Goose Creek. As you veer away from the creek, you will pass a small orchard, and come to another trail intersection. Ignore the sign directing you to turn left, and continue straight past a small fenced cemetary on your left. You will soon come to the crushed gravel fitness trail, turn left, then turn left again when you meet the old gravel park road. Shortly after crossing the bridge, turn left back onto the Nature Trail. Follow the trail through an open area of grasses and wildflowers and you'll soon be back to the trailhead.

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

It’s a good, mostly shaded, flat trail. There are a lot of offshoots that can make it confusing and tricky to follow. The trail itself is physically easy though.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice for a trail within a city. Constant hum of traffic, but there are lots of offshoots and creek side spots to explore.

hiking
1 month ago

With kids 7yr and 10 yo

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

With Kids, 4yo, 7yo, 10yo

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

it's a nice quiet walk, the fitness trail has more people on it, but the nature trail wasn't very busy at all you can make it longer by adding the two trails together if your looking for something a little longer.

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
10 months ago

Thu May 16 2019

This review is for TRAIL RUNNERS. All Trails says this loop is 1.5 miles. Signs at the park say 1.25 miles. The loop is only 1 mile. After 1 lap my Vivofit registers 1 mile. I'm an average runner. I run the average 10 minute mile and I run 1 lap in 10 minutes. I run 3 laps in 30 minutes for an average 5k. Either this app is wrong, I can run an Olympic standard 5k...which I definitely can't. This trail is only 1 mile so if you're a trail runner looking for a loop to train on then take into consideration that you'll have to run this trail 3 times instead of 2 times if youre looking to hit a 5k minimum.

hiking
Sat Apr 06 2019

Saturday afternoon hike with the wife, kid, and two dogs. Trail was open and full of pretty views. The creek was our favorite. Broke a tiny sweat, but nothing crazy!

Nice trail but poorly marked. Feels a bit like three trails Frankensteined together.

hiking
Sat Mar 23 2019

Nice simple trail that borders soccer fields, a fitness track, and model plane field. So it's a bit hard to escape on this trail, but there are moments.

hiking
Mon Mar 18 2019

A nice casual hike. Trail marking isn't ideal, there are a lot of junctions and confusing signs which makes navigation a bit hard but that's what I like most about it.. all of the detours eventually come back to the main trail somewhere so you're free to change it up/wander around without worrying about getting lost. The land itself is pretty neat in terms of its history and biodiversity.. there are a couple (worn out) signs with information along the main trail.

hiking
Sat Jan 19 2019

Pretty nice trail for being in the middle of city. Explore all Tom Sawyer. There are many trails.

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

It’s a good, basic trail. Not terribly demanding for a stretch of the legs. If you’re a beginner or alittle out of condition it’s a great starting point.

hiking
Sun Sep 02 2018

Nice shady trail. Saw a family of deer!

hiking
Fri Aug 31 2018

Decent when they maintain the trails, good for a short lunch time hike

Sun Aug 19 2018

love this trail

hiking
Mon May 21 2018

Good hiking and trail running path

walking
Mon Apr 16 2018

Lovely scenery. Easy walking trail. My dog loved it.

hiking
Mon Sep 18 2017

Nicely maintained, beautiful scenery, easy walk. My dogs love it.

Mon Aug 21 2017

Well maintained trail. Great to walk with your dog.

hiking
Tue May 30 2017

This trail is great if you are looking for a short outing. There are lots of animal trails off the main one if you want to make it a little longer. You will encounter several people and some dogs. Overall a nice trail that is close to the house.

running
Sat Apr 08 2017

Easy park for trail running. It feels like the forest is being cleared out. Wide trails. Has an unnatural feel to it now.

hiking
Tue Oct 04 2016

Saw 1 deer, a little confusing when it coincides with fitness trail. Good trail for regular use.

Thu Sep 15 2016

I went with my husband and our 3.5 year old and 15 month old. Our daughter completed the hike on her own and our son was worn by me. We enjoyed all the little meandering paths off the main loop.

hiking
Fri Jul 08 2016

Nice for a leisurely hike, popular area expect people on the trail often.

hiking
Sat Jun 25 2016

Besides the main trail, there are a lot of little deer path trails that wind and twist into this park. Plenty of questionable turns to make but always fun to free the maze. Cave is cool, and at dusk, the deer are plenty.

Fri May 06 2016

Decent

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