Goose Creek Nature Trail, EP Sawyer State Park

EASY 32 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

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
28 days ago

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.

29 days ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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
11 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, June 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.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Decent

Saturday, April 23, 2016

walking
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

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.

walking
Monday, February 01, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Good trail, beautiful scenery. Would rate higher, but is a short trail.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

very peaceful