The Legacy Trail runs north and south through Lexington among green spaces, neighborhoods and parks. The trail joins Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington YMCA but there are plans to extend it south beyond the YMCA to the memorial art garden named for African American jockey, and multiple Kentucky Derby champion, Isaac Murphy.
The popular trail is steeped in Kentucky's horse history, and families will enjoy the horse park, which features 1,200-acre working farm, museums and horse shows.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at three trailheads: Coldstream Park at McGrathiana Blvd., North Lexington Family YMCA on Loudon Ave. and Iron Works Pike across from the Kentucky Horse Park campground. Limestone pillars mark each end of the trail.
Cycling Merit Badge
Our troop went on this ride last weekend August 2013. We had boys from ages 11-14. It was roughly 8 miles from the Kentucky Horse Park to the YMCA.
We stopped once at the parking area in the University of Kentucky stretch. There is actually a maintenance ...
Right mix of scenary and challenge
The Legacy Trail has the right combination of scenary and challenge. It approximately a 12 mile round trip on a paved trail. The trail is very well maintained and their are a number of access points. If you are looking for a good workout, there a several ...
It's only two years old so the trail is in great shape and has many extras including native plant landscaping, public artwork,and stone mileage markers. A local bikestore donated stations at each of the three trailheads so you can get air for your tires ...