Broad Run Park Trail Guide: Highland Crossing Trail


The Highland Crossing Trail is a 0.83 mile end-to-end paved hiking trail located in Louisville’s Broad Run Park.

Park at the Big Vista Overlook parking lot, which has two handicapped accessible parking spot and eleven all-access spots. The parking area is equipped with benches, picnic tables, but no restroom facilities. The Louisville Loop passes by, connecting one trailhead to the other to make a 1.3 mile loop, which we describe in the video.

The trail is paved, making it open to all weather conditions, a rarity in the Parklands. In addition to being paved, the trail has almost no elevation changes, making it ideal for families with small children or the infirm. Be careful with kids, because the trail crosses Broad Run Parkway twice and parallels it closely at a couple points. All-in-all, it’s a great walk, with a wonderful vista at the start and finish, mixed with a little bit of tree cover and nice meadow views, with abundant wildflowers.

We hope you enjoy the guide, and even more, we hope you enjoy the trail. Leave your impressions in the comments section below!

Directions to the trailhead:
1. To get to the trailhead, we took the Gene Snyder Freeway to exit 17, Bardstown Road (Highway 150)
2. Head south towards Mt. Washington and Bardstown for 4.2 miles.
3. The Broad Run Park entrance is on the left, and you’ll take the park service road 1.51 miles to the Big Vista Overlook parking lot, which will be on your left. Please note that there are only 13 parking spots in this parking area, which fill up quickly on nice days.

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Music credits:
Lush – music by Dyalla Swain

Just Walking – Music by JD Quads



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  • Thanks for watching! This is one of the few trails in the Parklands where you're welcome come rain or shine because it's paved from start to finish. Sorry for the buzzing in the open and close. The power lines were messing with my mic.

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