Goose Creek Nature Trail, EP Sawyer State Park is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Louisville, Kentucky and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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.
Saw 1 deer, a little confusing when it coincides with fitness trail. Good trail for regular use.
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.
Nice for a leisurely hike, popular area expect people on the trail often.
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.
You can turn this into a nice 2 mile hike if you go around the perimeter. Not well marked and the woods can be pretty busy with cross country runners in the fall. Other than that a great hike in the city limits.
Bring the kids: the trail opens up to a field where a "lunatic asylum" stood from 1870 until to '50s. Made for many a story.
Good trail, beautiful scenery. Would rate higher, but is a short trail.
I really enjoy spending time at this park
Nicer than I expected, though a little more crowded than I'd really like. There are some unmarked junctions than can make it easy to get turned around, but you're in a suburban area so there's no real danger of getting hopelessly lost. Nice Sunday afternoon walk for me and the dogs.
Nice small trai; good quick get-a-way. If starting from the Hurstbourne Trail head, there's 2 places about half way where the path becomes part of a light graveled road and it's not clear which way to turn? Turn left on both. Like a NASCAR race track, always turn left. :)