Take an accessible hike on one of these trails in Lexington

These are four of our favorite local accessible trails that are wheelchair-friendly.

Blue sky with clouds and a big open field with a path.

Take in breathtaking views at Hisle Farm Park. | Photo courtesy of @lexkyparks

The outdoors are for everybody — and there are plenty of hikes in our area that are friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and other mobility aids. Get some fresh air on four of our favorite accessible trails.

Brighton East Rail Trail, 1350 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
This trail was so popular with locals, it was extended into a 2 mile trail in 2013. Enjoy a paved, relatively flat (3% grade or less) through shady trees. We recommend parking at the Pleasant Ridge lot since it has a designated accessible parking spot, and the trail itself can be accessed via the sidewalk.

The Legacy Trail, 318 W. Loudon Ave.
This 12-mile trail starts at Isaac Murphy Memorial Garden and travels all the way to the Kentucky Horse Park. Enjoy views of the rolling hills and the city along this paved path. Be aware: heading south at around 3.2 miles, the trail gets a little steep. Be prepared for a workout or recruit some help.

South Elkhorn Trail
For a shorter hike, we recommend this 0.5-mile paved trail. Keep keen and peek through the trees for a sight of the Norfolk Southern freight trains. We find the rustle of trains soothing.

Hisle Farm Park, 3551 Briar Hill Rd.
This 280-acre park offers everything needed for hiking and wilderness lovers. With shared equestrian trails, you may get a view of horses along your walk.

What’s your go-to wheelchair-accessible trail? Let us know where we should explore next.

If you’re hunting for more hikes, we’ve got you. Check out our full guide to local hiking.

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