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ID 15196

Beckley Creek is a part of the Parklands of Floyds Fork. This park offers several trails that are great for shorter child led distances or longer adult paced hikes.

Some features include a paved path around the 22-acre Egg Lawn, fishing  at William F. Miles Lakes, learning something new at the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation Center, and playing at The Marshall Playground and Sprayground. This park does connect to the Louisville Loop.

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Permalink 15196
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City Louisville
State Kentucky
Latitude 999.9999999999
Longitude 999.9999999999
Trails Black Willow Trail, Coppiced Woods Trail, Osage Orange Explorer Trail, Sycamore, and Valley of the Giants Trail
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Driving Directions

Directions to Garden Gateway Entrance from Downtown Louisville:

Take I-64 East to exit 19B to merge onto I-265N/Gene Snyder Fwy
Take exit 27 for US-60/Shelbyville Rd toward Middletown/Eastwood
Turn right off the exit onto US-60 E/Shelbyville Rd
Drive approximately 1.5 miles and enter the park on the right across from Valhalla Golf Course (by turning onto Beckley Creek Parkway)

There is an entrance off of Beckley Station Road from Shelbyville Road that will take you to the egg lawn and the playground area.

There is an additional entrance near English Station Road and Echo Trail.

Area Highlights Bike Trails, Creek / River, Fishing, Lake, Picnic Area, Playground, Ranger Led Hikes, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Tree Climbing, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing
Area Highlight Notes

Trails in this park include:

Coppiced Woods Trail: A 1.87 mile hike/bike trail through the Coppiced Woods near William F. Miles Lakes. A medium difficulty trail with connections to the Louisville Loop. This is wonderful for adult paced, carrier hikes.

Fishermans Trail: Mainly an angler’s access trail, this path can also be taken by curious visitors wanting to see the lakes from all angles.

Egg Lawn Signature Trail: In the mood for a loop? Walkers are encouraged to circle our 22-acre Egg Lawn along this 0.7 mile paved path. There’s even a cut through that explores the trees of the Egg Lawn. A great spot for watching Egg Lawn activities or training for a walk or run. Bicycling is not permitted on this trail.

Sycamore Trail: This half-mile, dirt and mown path gets you away from the road and out along Floyds Fork. Pass by an impressive, shaded gravel bar along the way. The Sycamore Trail is an easy hike/bike trail that stems off of the Louisville Loop near the Egg Lawn. This is great for creek access.

Osage Orange Explorer Trail: This quarter of a mile, natural surface trail is a great introduction to unpaved trails! Signs posted throughout the trail guide families on a journey through Beckley Creek, Ancient History and the Storybook Forest. Identify aquatic creatures and animal tracks along the trail, and use your imagination to come up with your own tall tales! Located behind the Marshall Playground & Sprayground, this trail is perfect for families with pre-K children.

Humana Grand Allee: A formal, half-mile walk along a crushed stone path reminiscent of a Country Lane to a Boardwalk over wetlands and on to the formal Festival Promenade. This is a great walk to visit the ducks.

Black Willow Trail: 1.69 mile hiking trail made mostly of crushed stone and rated “easy.” It begins at the southern end of the Thornton Bridge and widely circles the Humana Grand Allee, passing by wooded areas, through meadows, and along Floyds Fork before meeting up with the Louisville Loop and circling back to the bridge.  There is only limited shade at a part of this trail. Because it’s a loop around a general parking spot it’s easy to jump on or off when needed.

Flats Trail: A short trail through the riparian forest from the Flats Picnic Grove to Floyds Flats, a unique area of the Fork characterized by smooth, limestone bedrock.

Valley of the Giants Trail: 0.63 miles of hiking and biking through Distillery Bend near Floyds Fork. There are large trees, shade, and access to the creek. This is a flat easy trail. Easily accessible with a jogging stroller.

Louisville Loop: Approximately 4 miles of the paved, multi-recreational Louisville Loop runs through Beckley Creek Park

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Water Fountains No
Emergency Support No
Rangers Yes
Stroller Friendly No
Parking Lot
ADA Accessible No
Pet Friendly No
Zero-Landfill Park No
Nearby Convenience Store Yes
Daily Fee $0.00
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Is there a fee? No
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