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Brighton East Rail Trail

2 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Legacy Trail (KY)

12 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

South Elkhorn Trail

0.5 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Town Branch Trail (KY)

2.2 mi
State: KY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Brighton East Rail Trail was Fayette County's first, opening in 2007. The original 1-mile trail through recent residential development between Bryant Road and Pleasant Ridge Park proved...
KY 2 mi Asphalt
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...
KY 12 mi Asphalt
The South Elkhorn Trail is a short community path in the southern reaches of Lexington, Kentucky. The rail-with-trail skirts the edge of the new housing developments centered on Newbury Way and...
KY 0.5 mi Asphalt
Town Branch Trail in Lexington currently extends between Leestown Road and Alexandria Road, following an old railroad corridor between a subdivision and cultivated fields. Plans call for extending the...
KY 2.2 mi Asphalt

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Legacy Trail (KY)

KY - 12 miles

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...

Brighton East Rail Trail

KY - 2 miles

The Brighton East Rail Trail was Fayette County's first, opening in 2007. The original 1-mile trail through recent residential development between Bryant Road and Pleasant Ridge Park proved...

Town Branch Trail (KY)

KY - 2.2 miles

Town Branch Trail in Lexington currently extends between Leestown Road and Alexandria Road, following an old railroad corridor between a subdivision and cultivated fields. Plans call for extending the...

South Elkhorn Trail

KY - 0.5 miles

The South Elkhorn Trail is a short community path in the southern reaches of Lexington, Kentucky. The rail-with-trail skirts the edge of the new housing developments centered on Newbury Way and...

Brighton East Rail Trail

KY - 2 miles

The Brighton East Rail Trail was Fayette County's first, opening in 2007. The original 1-mile trail through recent residential development between Bryant Road and Pleasant Ridge Park proved...

South Elkhorn Trail

KY - 0.5 miles

The South Elkhorn Trail is a short community path in the southern reaches of Lexington, Kentucky. The rail-with-trail skirts the edge of the new housing developments centered on Newbury Way and...

Town Branch Trail (KY)

KY - 2.2 miles

Town Branch Trail in Lexington currently extends between Leestown Road and Alexandria Road, following an old railroad corridor between a subdivision and cultivated fields. Plans call for extending the...

Legacy Trail (KY)

KY - 12 miles

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...

South Elkhorn Trail

KY - 0.5 miles

The South Elkhorn Trail is a short community path in the southern reaches of Lexington, Kentucky. The rail-with-trail skirts the edge of the new housing developments centered on Newbury Way and...

Town Branch Trail (KY)

KY - 2.2 miles

Town Branch Trail in Lexington currently extends between Leestown Road and Alexandria Road, following an old railroad corridor between a subdivision and cultivated fields. Plans call for extending the...

Brighton East Rail Trail

KY - 2 miles

The Brighton East Rail Trail was Fayette County's first, opening in 2007. The original 1-mile trail through recent residential development between Bryant Road and Pleasant Ridge Park proved...

Legacy Trail (KY)

KY - 12 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Legacy Trail (KY)

Legacy Trail, Lexington, KY

October, 2017 by rtool

Rode this trail on 30 Sep as part of the BourbonCountryBurn bike tour. Rode from KY Horse Park Campground to downtown Lexington. Trail is very well maintained. Has plenty of information markers along it about the surrounding area and it’s history. Takes you to many old restaurants in the Lexington area.

Town Branch Trail (KY)

Lots of potential, but not much of it yet realized

August, 2017 by crimefighter560

This is a nice little trail slightly over two miles in length running from Masterston Station Park to Alexandria Drive. It seems to be a decent place to be enjoyed by those who live in the neighborhoods to which it is connected, but, at this point, isn't really useful for any other purpose. There are no trailheads or public parking of any kind. There seem to be long term plans to extend the trail along the existing rail corridor toward downtown Lexington, but those plans have been around for a while and very little has materialized. Lexington has been very good at following through with its trail projects. One would have to assume that this one is not very high on the list of priorities.

Legacy Trail (KY)

Pleasant ride into Lexington

April, 2017 by bruceamiller@comcast.net

In April 2017 a friend and I took a break from interstate driving to ride the Legacy Trail into Lexington and back to its north end. The trail is good pavement and well marked. We liked the frequent signs telling the history and ecology of the area. Also, artists painted the trail surface in places, so it was fun to see their work. If you have time, ride into Lexington from the south end of the trail, to see the restored houses and enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Legacy Trail (KY)

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. Very little shade for a hot day, and some sections paralleling noisy I-75, but with many picturesque open vistas. We encountered one short paved detour around a water construction project which was easy to navigate. Near the YMCA at the south end there is a 2.0 Mile trail marker, but the trail apparently ends there for now (it would be nice to add signage indicating the trail end). At the north end, the trail has been recently extended to the NW corner of the Horse Park, but that section is along I-75, even though the view East over the horse pastures is great. The Horse Park is also beautifully maintained and landscaped and worth exploring while there. Convenient campground with showers are available in the Horse Park Campground just East of the Horse Park. This trail is a great break from interstate driving.

Legacy Trail (KY)

Beautiful trail through horse country

August, 2016 by jeanie_west

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

Brighton East Rail Trail

Good for walks or short runs

August, 2016 by nicfox13

This is a clean, well maintained and safe trail. There is a lot of shade to keep cool. It's very frequented, but not crowded. I can't wait until they extend it further.

Legacy Trail (KY)

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, however I suppose one can carry their own water with them. I have made this trail a staple to my weekly work outs. (At least weather permitting)

Legacy Trail (KY)

Quite nice.

July, 2016 by t2xanders

This really is a nice trail. It is obvious this was not a cheap trail to build. It is fully paved and there are several steel bridges that are bike path only. I will enjoy it again next time I am down there. Also, if you enjoy MTB check out Veteran's Park. That is a really funny and flowy MTB trail.

Legacy Trail (KY)

don't think it's 12 miles

May, 2016 by scibek

..according the mile markers that show ~10 @the ky horse park end and ~2 @ the ymca end. not a rail trail either; lots of zigs and zags and rolling hills through rural suburbia, that provided a great workout in a hurry. very smooth surface in great condition had my gear higher for such a breezy sunday in mid-may. light crowd for such nice weather too.

Legacy Trail (KY)

Very nice!

December, 2015 by cgbates

A little chilly today but beautiful out on Legacy. My first visit - I'll be back! Well maintained path. Sculpture and artwork along the path gave it some added interest!

Legacy Trail (KY)

great

July, 2015 by notsosuper

A well maintained trail winding through a beautiful landscape. There was evidence that a lot of money was spent on this trail. It is well paved, the staging area on the north end has ample parking and a maintenance station, and there are murals at regular intervals that are worth stopping to check out.

Everyone on the trail was friendly. Every person I passed said hello.

Hopefully this trail will be connected with more rides in the future.

Legacy Trail (KY)

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 headed back south.
The trail was clean quiet and meandered in and out of the woods and fields.
It ends abruptly on the North side of Lexington and it is not far to downtown if you want to get on the roads.
Very much enjoyed the trail and would recommend it for a quiet and relaxing ride

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