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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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Description: 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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Great for the family

Great place! It's really pretty and has nice paths that are hikeable for kids. Also great for trail running. Bathrooms are clean, cute (but small) picnic area near the parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place! It's really pretty and has nice paths that are hikeable for kids. Also great for trail running. Bathrooms are clean, cute (but small) picnic area near the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Though I typically prefer fall for hiking, I am SO glad I went to Raven Run today. Got some good hiking in (huffing and puffing for some of it) and relished the beauty of summer splendor. Though located on furthest reaches of park property, the Grist Mill/creek area was the highlight for me. Very slick surfaces there, so mind your... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This park is a little out of the way, regardless of which direction you're coming from. The park itself is a nice okay for a walk through the forest. For those with small children or on wheels for any other reason, there is a paved trail. The paved trail seems somewhat steep is a few areas.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This nature park overlooking the Kentucky River offers a view of kentucky's natural beauty. Miles of hiking trails criss-cross open fields, wooded slopes, and scenic vistas. Lexington Parks and Recreation does a great job administering Raven Run. The knowledgeable staff and volunteers have taken great effort to eradicate non-native species throughout this large park. Suggestions: 1. Prioritize hiking, but keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love this place it like walking back into the past. It's great for children of all ages! They give you tours of the place and it is a great experience for young and old people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Close to Lexington but felt like being in the middle of a wilderness. It had been a wet month so the trails were muddy but the small streams were flowing which was lovely. Be prepared if you are hiking in wet season.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just a short drive outside of Lexington you will find Raven Run bordering the Kentucky River. Hiking trails will lead you to an overlook allowing you to see a portion of the famous palisades section of the river. Whitetail deer and other wildlife are abundant, so you are likely to see a bit of nature that you may not encounter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I love hiking here. You can take a quick hike on a short trail or spend the whole day hiking multiple trails. There are some really beautiful sights to see- see for yourself!

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georgetown, tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We wanted to go on a nature walk to the Prather House because Walter Prather was my 4th great grandfather and we got out to Raven Run at 6:00 p.m. We didn't realize they actually locked a gate at the driveway. It is a nature area and we expected to be able to walk around the trails. It is dead... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice place but the maps did it help a lot when you don't know where you are going. The area was nice but not much to see on some of the trails

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