McConnell Springs Trail

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McConnell Springs Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lexington, KY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.6 miles 29 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


no dogs

A visit to McConnell Springs today exposes the visitor to a seemingly natural landscape, with springs bubbling to the surface and the dense tree canopy; a closer look reveals remnants of stone fence and foundations that hint at the cultural past of the place. Come travel through time and learn what McConnell Springs has been and how it came to be what it is today.

1 month ago

2 months ago

beautiful trail, we'll maintained. definitely kid friendly just look out for posing ivy

2 months ago

Great trail

2 months ago

Such a nice surprise to find in Lexington. I wouldn't really call the blue hole a lame though.

2 months ago

Fun simple walk/hike and so close to home! Saw lots of critters. Will be beautiful in the fall. Best kept secret in Lexington!

3 months ago

4 months ago

It would be nice if dogs were allowed since it's so close to home. Clean and quiet while still being in a city. Once you're inside the trail, you can't even tell you're actually still in Lexington. Super easy, saw a lot of children enjoying time with their families

6 months ago

Pretty neat little trail. Its great for the kids, especially if you have little ones in a stroller and you can't take them on more advanced trails.

7 months ago

An island of nature in the midst of the city. McConnell Springs in a very nice find, a place to get away from the city without even leaving. The trails are a mixture of paved and hard pack with mulch. The main attractions are accessible by wheel chair (Blue Hole and McConnell Springs). There are a couple of neat features about this site, including it's historical significance to Lexington, and Geological layout. Great education center on site with exhibits, as well as historical displays on the exterior of early cabin types.