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.


nice trail

   June, 2015 by target88

The trail was only light used considering it was a Saturday morning. The start for us was just south of the Ky Horse park and was a very nice lot with an air pump. We went on into the Horse park camping ground where the trail ended for some drinks then ...read more

New to Lexington

   June, 2015 by danderley

I'm new to Lexington and I was surprised to find out that there really is only one truly good and safe route to cycle, which is the Legacy. I came from a state that had many great trails to choose from. so I was a little disappointed that this was the ...read more

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