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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Address: 5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
Phone Number: 859-272-6105
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Ranked #13 of 49 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this 350-acre tract of land complete...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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.
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Raven Run is a neat place for hiking. The trails are easy and several guided hikes are available throughout the year. It has a nice nature center as well. The outside loop trail is a good hike that takes you down to the creek, where you see the remains of an old mill. It is a good hike in spring... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A great place to go for an hour, a 1/2 day or all day. We visited the nature center and hike to the overlook by the creek, then back via the meadow, about 2 miles total and 1.5 hours for us. We took a break at the overlook to absorb the beauty. The overlook to the river was nice. Would... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stopped for a quick.hike and ended up hiking for 2 hours. Nice paved trail but more that are not - our type of nature preserve.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Raven's Run is tucked away in the most beautiful country of Lexington. It is not widely used which gives it such a great appreciation from people like me. There is at least 10 miles worth of hiking and great scenic views. Wildlife may even come out of nowhere so be on your toes! I appreciate that dogs and bikes are... More 

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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53 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wonderful hiking opportunities. Great tours offered to educate you on plant life and wild birds. Great views overlooking the Kentucky River and trails with waterfalls. Take a hike, and enjoy nature!

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stopped here with only a few hours to spare. We swung by the information center and grabbed a map and got some advice on the trail. We really didn't have the right shoes on (trail shoes recommended versus every day tennis shoes). We hiked out to the KY River viewing point. You will definitely feel the burn on this... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The trails are well maintained and seldom crowded. There are different habitats to enjoy along with the residents of each. The only drawback is that no dogs are allowed. I think they would love it too.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Love this place. It's an oasis of nature in the middle of bland Lexington urban sprawl. Trails are well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Was only a 30 min. drive from home; and i had been wanting to go since before relocating to KY. Went with my niece, and hiked up to the white trail. I loved it, although the map is a bit confusing. Before we even made it to our starting trail (blue trail) we saw a deer (for the first time... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My daughter and I explore here. One of my hobbies is photography, and there are great opportunities for lovely photos here with variations in lighting under the trees or in the sun. Stone fencing, streams, outlook over the Kentucky River, and wildlife. Great place to visit!

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