The Floyds Fork section of the Louisville Loop navigates through The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Construction and maintenance of this section of the Loop has been made possible by a partnership with 21st Century Parks.
Presently there are just over 7 miles of the Louisville Loop open in the north connecting Beckley Creek and Pope Lick Parks, and then 10 in the south, connecting Turkey Run, Broad Run Parks and the southern portion of The Strand. The Parklands section of the Loop begins at the William F. Miles Trailhead (mile 74 within the planned 100-mile route) and will continue through to Bardstown Road (near mile marker 55). Right now you may access the Loop from Shelbyville to about 2 miles south of Taylorsville Rd, and then again from Seatonville Road to Bardstown Road.
Visitors can also access approximately three miles of the Louisville Loop in The Strand from Seaton Valley Trailhead in Turkey Run Park.
In the far eastern part of the county is the Floyds Fork watershed, characterized by its many creeks and touting the oldest exposed bedrock in the county: Waynesville Limestone, as much as 500 million years old. Moving from west to east in this region, the landscape drops from 700-foot elevations to 440 feet in the Floyds Fork Creek bed. Floyds Fork Creek is replenished by its many tributaries, including Back Run, Broad Run, Cane Run, Chenoweth Run, Long Run, Pope Lick, and Brush Run. Plentiful regional surface water combined with the sharp drop-offs formed when erosion-resistant limestone caps other easily erodible layers has produced beautiful waterfalls, one of which is in Fairmont Falls Park.
For more information on the Floyds Fork section of the Louisville Loop, click here.