Rising over 70 feet above Floyds Fork Valley, the Highland Crossing is an elevated zone of meadows dotted with oaks and cedars, which indicates that the pastures along Floyds Fork were created for agricultural purposes. Use the paved Highland Crossing trail to explore this open space.
The Parklands does not contain any cave systems, but it does have Karst terrain — a geological formation caused by the dissolving of limestone or dolomite due to rain. Signs of Karst are sinkholes and creeks that vanish underground only to reappear again downstream. The Highland Crossing Trail ties into the Louisville Loop at two points and bisects the Karst Climb Trail, offering lengthier walks or runs for anyone wanting to venture beyond this fully accessible pathway.