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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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Address: 5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
Phone Number: 859-272-6105
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Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this...

Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this 350-acre tract of land complete with forests, creeks, meadows, wildflowers and historic and geological landmarks.

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Nice Hike to the Kentucky River.

Very nice short walk to the overlook of the Kentucky River. Short driving distance from Lexington. The trail has several trains to the lookout. Shortest is about 1.5 miles. Nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice short walk to the overlook of the Kentucky River. Short driving distance from Lexington. The trail has several trains to the lookout. Shortest is about 1.5 miles. Nice nature center near the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The perfect place for a short walk, or a long hike. Different trails offer different levels of difficulty and there is an area for picnics. Perfect place to bring the family for an afternoon outdoors.

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Thank RachelWi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looking for new places to get in a good trail run, and this place was only 15 minutes from my house so I gave it a try and I can't wait to go back! Ran primarily the red route (ran 1 loop, and then turned the other way and ran it back the other way) and took a few detours... More 

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Thank John O
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Raven Run is a creek with limestone outcroppings, that runs into the Kentucky River. Well-maintained hiking trails and a nice visitor's center make the park a good destination for all ages.

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Thank Josie577
Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

There are hiking trails for the all types, short and easy to long and difficult. Beautiful hiking all year round.

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Thank 316melee
Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Staff was helpful and the area beautiful. The trails are well marked and a very nice hike. We went in the late fall and still was wonderful.

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LEXINGTON, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I have been here a few times to get a workout in without going to the gym. If you pick the red trail, you get elevation for cardio and you can maneuver the trails safely while walking briskly. You can also slow down and just enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and your surroundings. There is... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Raven run is a great place to go for either a short or a long hike. Just pick one of the many trails accordingly. Some reviewers aren't happy about the no dog policy but it's based on sound reasoning. This is a nature sanctuary and dogs detract. You go to see birds and wildlife which aren't going to be anywhere... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This place is beautiful. Expecially right now with the fall colors. The trails are very well marked, and well maintainedexcept for when it rains, some trials get very muddy. The down side, which I don't understand is their hours. 9am-5pm. How is anyone suppose to go if they work? You would think they would want as many visitors as possible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I would avoid the freedom trail and go to the other trails by the nature center. Bad part is they kick you off the trails at 4:30....

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