Mountain Biking

Lexington Parks & Recreation offers mountain biking trails at Veterans Park, as well as Deer Haven Park, and is proud to partner with the Kentucky Mountain Biking Association. The Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (KYMBA) is a bicycle advocacy organization dedicated to providing education, outreach, and environmental stewardship programs to communities and agencies in the Central Kentucky area. Please note that all mountain biking trails are mixed use. 


Trail Locations

Veterans Park

  • Located in Veterans Park in southern Fayette County, the mountain bike trail is approximately 3.5 miles long and is built to standards established by the International Mountain Biking Association for beginners and intermediate riders.
  • The trail is a single track with minor elevation changes with mostly hard packed dirt with a few loose spots. There are multiple log rollovers, berms and rocks that are optional for more experienced riders. A “fix-station” has also been set up at the trail for riders to perform work on their bikes. Note: This is a multi-use trail so riders should be aware of walkers, joggers, dogs, etc.



Deer Haven Park 

  • This park is a favorite for bikers, walker, runners, and neighbors. Take care to watch out at trail crossings and be courteous to the Brighton Trail users where the single-track intersects the paved multi-use path.
  • Access to the trails starts on either side of the Brighton and at the end of Walnut Grove Lane.



General Trail Rules

  • Trail opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

  • Alcoholic beverages prohibited.

  • Please leash pets and remove all waste.

  • Please dispose of trash in receptacles.

  • Trail is open to pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • No motorized vehicles or horses permitted.

  • Please keep to the right and pass on the left.

  • Please announce your intention to pass.

  • Please stay on trails; do not create new trails.

  • Please move off the trail when stopped.

  • Please do not trespass onto private property.

  • Trail closed when conditions are muddy.

  • The LFUCG is not responsible for injuries or damages as authorized by KY State Recreation Users Stature KRS KY 411.190.

  • For questions or concerns, call LexCall at (859) 425-2255.

Trail Courtesy

  • Respect trail closures and adjoining landowners’ rights and privacy.

  • When the Mountain Bike Trail is soft, consider other riding options.

  • Please pack out all trash and dispose of in receptacles. Please keep alert and use appropriate bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.

  • Please alert your fellow trail users. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate; don't startle others. Show respect when passing by slowing down. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots.

  • Animals can be startled by an unannounced approach. Please be considerate and give animals extra room and time to adjust to you.

Trail Conditions

Riding during wet weather damages our local trail system by creating ruts and hazardous conditions for all users. Click the link below for the most up-to-date conditions before planning a ride. Please respect trail closures to protect the valuable time and energy of our trail stewards and volunteers! 

Check Trail Conditions