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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
859-272-6105
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Ranked #18 of 52 attractions in Lexington
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this 350-acre tract of land complete with forests, creeks, meadows, wildflowers and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Goshen, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an out of the quiet refuge for the weary traveler. Plenty of hiking trails to keep one in shape. The nature center was a little bare but facilities were nice and clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ravens Run is a wonderful place to take kids and new hikers. The trails are not too difficult and they are well marked. Even though the snow recently thawed, the red and yellow trails were muddy today, but the green trail and the Freedom trail were perfect. The nature center has fossils and mounted examples of local animals. The restrooms... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful sanctuary. The paths are well kept and safe. You can spend an hour there or all day. The small parking lot is normally filled to capacity and the gates close relatively early.

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Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stopped here on the way home from a small vacation to Lexington. I thought I had done my research on this place and thought it'd be an easy walk. I'd like to just point out that it's slightly treacherous! While this trail is gorgeous and nice to see, the trails we chose were bumpy and small with lose rocks,... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I like Raven Run, I really do, but I seem to always go on days when lots and lots of other people have decided to go too. It's not a big enough park to have so many people there, and the hours are way too short as well (9-4, I think). I also don't think I've ever seen any wildlife.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We went for a run out there and it was quiet and beautiful. Nice views of the river. A little tough to run in places due to the rocks, tree roots, but perfect for a hike.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great natural area for hiking, especially if you like primitive trails. Be prepared for all that Mother Nature has to offer including wildlife and poison ivy.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have been to Raven Run many times. Weather will always be an issue here due to the fact that it is a large park that covers a variety of grounds/environments. If it has been raining, you can expect mud. Expect to deal with different types of paths throughout Raven Run. I particularly enjoy the fact that I can visit... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a fantastic hike just outside Lexington. Beautiful scenery and some cool historic landmarks. My first trip was a beautiful day in July after many days of constant and heavy rain. This led to the Red trail being very muddy and dangerous in some locations. I actually saw an older woman slip and hurt her knee pretty bad. If... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Spring wildflowers are spectacular! March and April are the best months for wildflowers. I also love going in the winter. The park is not as crowded, and you can see a lot more of the terrain without the leaves on the trees.

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