The Liberty Road Trail is about 2.4 miles out-and-back. The trail is in a pretty active neighborhood so be prepared to share the trail with other runners, walkers, kids on bikes, and dogs on leashes.
Parking at the trail head is street parking around the corner of Flying Ebony and Princess Doreen (behind Liberty Elementary off of Starshoot). You’ll see the post and the trail rules sign.
The trail starts off with some small hills – very small by Lexington standards. You’ll run along Flying Ebony and then take a slight right to run between a small section of black fence.
Staying to the left, you’ll travel between Liberty Elementary and a community pool. You’ll go under a bridge (Starshoot Parkway) and make your way alongside Liberty Road.
You’ll come to a significant hill. It doesn’t look that bad from the bottom, but it is a nice, extended climb. The trail ends right at the top and then you get to run back down. If you need additional distance, you can do repeats of this hill.
Retrace your steps back to your car and that’s 2 miles and change done!
Options for additional distance:
- There is a trail entrance between the bridge and the hill. You can take this entrance to Red Leaf Drive and do a loop. Red Leaf Drive is a circle and you will come right back to the trail entrance.
- At the top of the trail, you can cross through the grass and get on Liberty Road. Take Liberty to Man O’War and cross. Go Left and pick up the Brighton Rail Trail just before you get to Liquor Barn.