Legacy Trail

Trail construction is underway.  Work will occur on Fourth St. from Jefferson St. to Elm Tree Lane, Elm Tree Lane, from Third St. to Fourth St. and Third St. from Elm Tree Lane to Midland Avenue. Once completed in Dec 2020, these dedicated bike lanes and sidewalks will connect our rural landscape to Downtown Lexington creating a 12 mile trail from the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden to the Kentucky Horse Park. It will also provide access to the Town Branch Commons and Town Branch Trail and the growing county-wide trails system. Visit the Trail Construction Updates page to stay up-to-date on current construction activities and traffic impacts.

Construction underway


Project Overview

The Legacy Trail is a shared-use greenway trail that connects downtown Lexington with area neighborhoods, parks and historic sites as it follows a northward course to the Kentucky Horse Park. 

The trail stretches 12 miles from the North Side YMCA to the Kentucky Horse Park campgrounds. Eight of the 12 miles are located off of roadways, and the entire length is paved. There is interpretative signage along the way and an additional trailhead at Coldstream Park.

Implementation plan

Trail map

This Legacy Trail map displays the different routes you can take through Lexington.