• Picnicking
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • 1.44 Mi
  • More Difficult
Louisville Loop, Overlook, Picnic Area, Trail, Woods

Limestone Gorge

Broad Run Park

The Limestone Gorge is a chasm of limestone tiers slicked with water falling to a streambed that shows off the Rowland Member, one of seven geological layers in Broad Run Park. Patches of old-growth trees dot the Gorge — chinkapin oaks and American beech trees that predate the settlement of the area.

A small parking lot in the forested middle area of Broad Run Park offers access to picnic tables against a forested backdrop. If you want to go farther afield, hike along the Limestone Gorge Trail, which is hike-only and suited for those looking for a challenge. Explore this area using the Limestone Gorge Trail, which offers a challenging hike, or stick to the paved Louisville Loop.