Joe Creason Park (Beargrass Creek Nature Preserve)

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Joe Creason Park (Beargrass Creek Nature Preserve) is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Louisville, Kentucky that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 255 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

no dogs

This trail is great for kids. Portions follow Beargrass Creek. Very nice place for birding, and includes a bird blind at the Nature Center. The 2 main marked trails do not follow the creek.There is one short side trail that accesses a section of the creek, and an unmaintained path along portions of the creek.The entire preserve is maintained by a volunteer organization - The Forest Stewards of BCSNP. Dogs and bikes are not permitted in KY Nature Preserves

hiking
4 months ago

AllTrails has it wrong - Beargrass Creek SNP is not part of Joe Creason park, though it is adjacent to the park. BCSNP is the most urban of the 60+ preserves owned by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. Forested areas owned by the city surround the preserve, bringing the roadless forested area to approx.70 acres. It's undoubtedly the finest wildlife habitat in urban Louisville. Dogs are not permitted in KY nature preserves.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Bridge was closed and couldn’t find a way to get into the trail that went back into the woods. Could only do the outer loop that went next to Newberg and Trevillian.

hiking
6 months ago

stagnant creek, nothing exceptional

11 months ago

I didn’t want to give it a bad review but I never went because it’s no dogs.

hiking
Sat Nov 18 2017

Novice hiker here Very nice trail with a few different routes. Pretty narrow but not a ton of change in elevation. Definitely would recommend it to others. Also probably a good trail for a date.

walking
Thu Feb 16 2017

Want a short day? This is a good park for that with running and walking.

walking
Fri Nov 25 2016

Good for a short walk or run.

Mon Aug 08 2016

No dogs allowed. It's a nature preserve and I was told not to bring my leashed dog back

hiking
Fri Jun 24 2016

For a beginner, this trail was a lot of fun. There is one spot where the path is not marked very clear, but easy to get back on track. City noise, but remember you're in a city. Tons of birds! Nice and easy, tress free. I'm hiking this trail to build endurance and practice for bigger trails!

Wed Jul 09 2014

Wasn't very impressed with the trail. The road was a little too visible, too often for my taste. There was a lot of garbage as well. Not really much of an escape from the city.

hiking
Sat Jul 21 2012

Trail is fairly easy and isn't always well kept. I hike there a lot, and in the summer it gets very overgrown, but it's nice in the winter. Good trail for kids or anyone looking for a more leisurely stroll since the tail is very short with only a slight incline. However, there is a nice walking path with a pretty good incline if your still looking for more exercise after your hike.

walking
Mon Dec 19 2011

Nice trail in the middle of the city. If you didn't get enough walking in the park the Louisville Zoo in across the street

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recorded Track - Aug 25, 12:03 PM

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