Legacy Trail (KY)

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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.


Excellent trail for biking

   May, 2015 by crimefighter560

This was our first time biking the trail. There is a good mixture flat places and hills. None of the hills are too challenging. This trail is well maintained and the scenery is pleasant. Parking is convenient and there are a few bicycle repair stations ...read more

Beautiful Legacy Trail.

   April, 2015 by njn2m9

This is a beautiful trail meandering through horse farms. The path crosses Cane Run Creek numerous times over lovely bridges. There are enough gentle hills to make it a good workout. It is not 12 miles, however. The end point will eventually be near the ...read more

Excellent trail

   February, 2015 by crimefighter560

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