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.


great break from interstate driving

   September, 2016 by robinsonfk

Passing through Lexington on I-75, we rode the Legacy trail on Sept 21 starting from the KY Horse Park. Ride on a beautifully constructed and well maintained paved surface along horse farms in the north, gradually becoming more urban as you move south. ...read more

Beautiful trail through horse country

   August, 2016 by jeanie_west

Smooth, well maintained, beautiful scenery. A great ride. read more

Challenging and Beautiful

   July, 2016 by doitgreen

I just started riding my bicycle again a few months ago and finally decided to ride the legacy trail. I have enjoyed this trail immensely. The scenery is great and the trail is well maintained. I do wish there were a water fountain or two along this trail, ...read more