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The Legacy Trail is a 12.5 mile, shared use, multi-modal trail connecting downtown Lexington, Kentucky with the Kentucky Horse Park in time for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail is a 12.5 mile, shared use, multi-modal trail connecting downtown Lexington, Kentucky with the Kentucky Horse Park in time for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Trail program included the following:

  • Two major trailheads
  • Four stream crossings
  • Public art
  • Enhancement of the existing tunnel under I-64/75
  • Limestone interpretive nodes
  • Landscape plantings and screening
  • Seat walls and Litter Receptacles
  • Bio-retention areas

Known for its thoroughbred and show horse production, Lexington is surrounded by a landscape characterized by Karst formations: caves, sinkholes, sinking streams, and Karst windows.

The trail vernacular pays tribute to the historic rock fences and the rectilinear pastures, characteristic of the surrounding landscape.  Large, stone pylons define visitor entry points and provide visibility of the trail from distant roadways. An extensive public art program provided opportunities for regional and local artists to interpret a variety of environmental themes inherent to the existing landscape, all giving way to a unique, aesthetic experience