A 235 acre city park straddling Fayette and Jessamine Counties that has outdoor sports facilities, a paved shared use path, mountain bike trails, picnic shelters, and restrooms. Its very convenient to northeast Jessamine County, and has some natural wooded areas in the park.
Safety: Consider bringing drinking water, sunscreen, bug repellent, and sunglasses. Always wear a properly fitting cycling helmet when cycling.
News: The Brannon Road extension changed some of the bike paths on the southern side of the park other that what is shown in the map below, or the OutraGIS map in the brochure. Updates to our web site are pending.
Facility and Trail Map
|▬▬ Shared Use Path||1.0 miles|
|▬▬ Green/Blue Trail||4.7 miles|
|▬▬ Red Trail||0.8 miles|
Shared Use Path: A fairly level paved path that goes around the perimeter of the back of the park around open areas and baseball fields. Generally tree-lined on one side.
Green/Blue Trail: Two trails, Green (1.5 miles) and Blue (2.0 miles) are graded as Easiest and More Difficult. Both are pretty tame. Together, they make an approximately 4.7 mile round trip trail through a mostly forested area with little elevation change. The Blue Trail has several jumps and obstacles that can optionally be taken. There are various optional beginning and ending points, and adding the shared use path can reduce or increase the length of the trail.
Red: A new trail was added in early 2016. Its unmarked at the time of this writing. Its has very twisty sections with short radius unbanked turns.
DO NOT BIKE TRAILS IF MUDDY.
650 Southpoint Dr
Lexington, KY 40515
From Nicholasville: Take US 27 north into Fayette Country. Turn right on Southpoint Dr. Park is on the right in 2 miles.
From Tates Creek Rd: Take Tates Creek Rd north into Fayette County. Turn left on Clearwater Way, then left on Southpoint Dr. The entrance to the park is on the left.
For More Information
Veterans Park Trails Facebook Page (unofficial)