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.

Reviews

Best trail in Kentuxky

   November, 2014 by davefbad

i drive from a louisville to lexington each week to enjoy this trail. It is the PERFECT 25 mile ride with a great mix of hills, flat trails, creeks, tress, farm and horse country. There are places to stop along the way and the trail is maintained flawlessly. ...read more

Beautiful Scenic Ride

   July, 2014 by kim.cecil.9

This was my first real attempt at riding a bike. I borrowed a bike and did my best on the hills. It was a challenge, but the scenery kept me going because I could not wait to see what was around the next bend. I went 11 miles that day, and went out and ...read more

Cycling Merit Badge

   August, 2013 by julmans1

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 ...read more