We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
859-272-6105
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #18 of 55 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
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    27
    5
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Home Sweet Home
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indiana
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Kids were not as interested as I was. They thought it was not exciting enough. I thought it relaxing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goshen, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lexington, Kentucky
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Raven Run Nature Sanctuary also viewed

 

Been to Raven Run Nature Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing