McConnell Springs Trail

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

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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22 days ago

Great little park in city limits with a couple Bur Oaks, birding opportunities and well-maintained trails.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful!!

walking
1 month ago

I have been on this trail twice and had two different experiences. The first time was right after a heavy rain, so the spring water wasn't the clear blue color that it was the second time I went. I love how close to the city it is. Learning about the aquifers before hitting the trail makes it a tad more interesting.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Not a hike at all - more like a walking trail. Suitable for family of all ages. I would go back - but not like Natural Bridge by any means - but if your looking for an easy relaxing walk - nice place. Nice nature center there for the kids, and picnic area. If your looking for an all day outing with some challenging hiking - this isn't the place. If your looking for a relaxing walk in nature close to town and not have to travel far - this maybe the place.

2 months ago

nice little trail in metropolitan Lexington. sinkholes are unique

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

geocaching
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Great trail

hiking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

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