Coolavin Rail Trail

Kentucky

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Coolavin Rail Trail Facts

States: Kentucky
Counties: Fayette
Length: 0.6 miles
Trail end points: W. 4th St. between Jefferson St. and Blackburn Ave. and Bellaire Ave.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7765045
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Coolavin Rail Trail Description

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 heads northeast, paralleling Jefferson Street. In one block, you will come to Coolavin Park, the star attraction along the route with its ball field, basketball courts and playground.

The trail ends a few blocks later at Bellaire Avenue, just south of a stretch of railroad tracks. Just before you reach the terminus, look for a trail spur veering off to your left, this is the Hope Center Trail. The 0.3-mile connector heads west to the Legacy Trail, a popular 12-mile pathway.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking and restrooms are available at Coolavin Park (551 W. Sixth St.).

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