Nicholasville, KY Running Trails and Maps

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Brighton East Rail Trail

2.4 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Coolavin Rail Trail

0.6 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Legacy Trail (KY)

12 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Squires Road Trail

1.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Hope Center Trail

0.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Liberty Park Trail

1.4 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 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Coolavin Rail Trail runs for a half mile in northern Lexington's Smithtown neighborhood. The paved pathway begins on a quiet street adjacent to the Transylvania University Athletics Complex and...
KY 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Legacy Trail runs north-south through Lexington among green spaces, neighborhoods and parks. Two highlights of the popular pathway are the Lexington YMCA and Kentucky Horse Park, which features a...
KY 12 mi Asphalt
Squires Road Trail is a 1.3 mile multiuse trail on the southeast edge of Lexington, KY. The trail begins on Squires Road and threads through neighborhoods until its terminus at Summerhill Road....
KY 1.3 mi Asphalt
Although short in length, the Hope Center Trail provides an important connection between two other trails in Lexington’s northern neighborhoods. The paved, 0.3-mile pathway gets its name from the Hope...
KY 0.3 mi Asphalt
Liberty Park heads north from the west end of the Brighton East Rail Trail in Lexington. Following Liberty Road somewhat, the trail crosses Star Shoot Parkway, where it provides access to Liberty...
KY 1.4 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 northwest Lexington currently extends between Leestown Road and Alexandria Road, following an old railroad corridor between a subdivision and cultivated fields. Plans call for...
KY 2.2 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Legacy Trail (KY)

Safe for a Solo Ridee

September, 2023 by jfloweresq

I’m in Lexington for business - whenever I’m in a new city - I try to checkout the bike trail. The Legacy Trail did not disappoint- I’m from Central Ohio and our trails are pancake flat - the Legacy Trail has enough elevation to get the heart rate up - but nothing the novice cyclist couldn’t handle. I enjoyed taking in the history in the trail and most importantly- I felt very safe as a solo female rider from out of town. The trail was full of friendly cyclists!

Hope Center Trail

broken glass on bike lanes

September, 2023 by kerr37938

We found ourselves on this trail thinking we were near the end of the legacy trail. There are nice bike lanes marked in green. We turned around due to the amount of broken glass on them . Found a beautiful fox mural on one of the buildings.

Legacy Trail (KY)

nice and relaxing

September, 2023 by gary.turner2

Ok there are some hills but all good. Nice maintained smooth. I approves. Hit Boonedogs afterwards and it was yummy.

Accordion

Legacy Trail (KY)

Easy and Beautiful

June, 2023 by jeannemoss

We did an evening 8 mile ride (out n back). Very few people, birds singing, farm fields and I-75...but it was still perfect. Well maintained, easy access.

Brighton East Rail Trail

I haven't ridden my bike in 4 years! I looked like I had never been on a bike in my life. ¿ It is a great trail, no dogs chasing you and lots of houses in case you have a heart attack! Seriously, I give it ¿¿¿¿¿

June, 2023 by ko2pelli

I haven't ridden my bike in 4 years! I looked like I had never been on a bike in my life. ¿ It is a great trail, no dogs chasing you and lots of houses in case you have a heart attack! Seriously, I give it ¿¿¿¿¿

Squires Road Trail

Paved multiuser trail is short & flat. While not a destination trail, it is nicely shaded and worth a look if you are in the area.

September, 2022 by traillink user

Paved multiuser trail is short & flat. While not a destination trail, it is nicely shaded and worth a look if you are in the area.

Legacy Trail (KY)

Road from YMCA to the end of the trail by The horse Park was a great Trail to ride needed a few more markers and some places but overall great ride

August, 2022 by meburdchc

Road from YMCA to the end of the trail by The horse Park was a great Trail to ride needed a few more markers and some places but overall great ride

Liberty Park Trail

Excellent connector to Brighton East Rail Trail. Limited parking at the school or on the road. Some parking on the Brighton East Trail end point at Walnut Grove Road.

March, 2022 by kyroadcyclist

Excellent connector to Brighton East Rail Trail. Limited parking at the school or on the road. Some parking on the Brighton East Trail end point at Walnut Grove Road.

Brighton East Rail Trail

Short trail that gives access to the surrounding neighborhoods. Connects to The Liberty Trail at the Man O War end & Walnut Grove Road at the other. Walnut Grove offers access to some nice country road riding

March, 2022 by kyroadcyclist

Short trail that gives access to the surrounding neighborhoods. Connects to The Liberty Trail at the Man O War end & Walnut Grove Road at the other. Walnut Grove offers access to some nice country road riding

Legacy Trail (KY)

One of the best bikeways in the state. Rolling hills to the West, city access to the East.

March, 2022 by kyroadcyclist

One of the best bikeways in the state. Rolling hills to the West, city access to the East.

Brighton East Rail Trail

Great for kids

February, 2022 by jonsmack220

Flat grade, wide path, and shade. Wonderful park about midway with restroom facilities. Amazing overpass to MOW. Exits to restaurants and ice-cream.

Legacy Trail (KY)

Pretty and easy tour through horse country, ag fields & college town

February, 2022 by bikeridesandbreweries

We started at the northern trailhead in an RV park next to the Kentucky Horse Park on I-75, a major thoroughfare. There’s a parking lot across the highway, but the actual start of the trail is marked by an obelisk within the RV park. We headed on a paved path toward the beautiful fields and paddocks of the Horse Park, only to have it end abruptly two miles later. Oops. Start in the parking lot across the highway. Or start in town so your round trip will end at one of the town's most popular taprooms.

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