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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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Beautiful Nature Preserve

It was a wonderful excusion not far from the city. We enjoy hiking and it provides different trails depending on your interests and the duration of your stay. There is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Lexington, KY USA
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Lexington, KY USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It was a wonderful excusion not far from the city. We enjoy hiking and it provides different trails depending on your interests and the duration of your stay. There is an interesting Nature Center with items found around Raven Run. Children will love the aquariums with their snakes and other wild creatures. If you pay attention, you will see deer... More 

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Norwich, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When you've had enough of the manicured lawns of horse country, this makes a great getaway. As an avid trail runner, I was looking for a few hours' worth of real (not paved) trails to run, and Raven Run turned out to be even better than I'd hoped. The main loop including the spur to the Ohio River Overlook totals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wonderful trails, good nature buildings, mostly well kept ! WEAR YOUR HIKING SHOES-- And take water.. You won't regret the trip.. All ages !

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I found this to be a very enjoyable hiking place. There are a number of trails to choose some. There are nice clean restrooms available at the start of the trails. The trails are not paved so this may not be the best choice for small children.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I never hike without my dog and for absolutely no reason no pets are allowed. I always clean up after her! I do not recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Raven Run is an excellent place for a hike as well as a great spot for learning about nature. The trail that I would recommend is the red trail to the overlook of the Kentucky River, though it is a difficult hike.

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My daughter and I love going to Raven Run. It is a great place to hike, have a picnic, or to just enjoy nature. There are many different types of trails to choose from.

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I am from the Philadelphia area and was in Lexington on business and had some extra time before my flight home. I visited on a Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., and the parking lot was overflowing. Very crowded, but once you got far back in the trails it wasn't too bad. Very nice park, good mixture of scenery from a high... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have been here many times and we love it. Park staff very friendly and informative. It is a great workout if you choose the more difficult trails. Beautiful scenery and trails are well maintained. FREE! We most recently went on Tuesday December 30. It was not crowded at all, but it was a cold weekday. It has a visitor... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a gem outside Lexington. We are from the North and hike several times a week at State parks. This was a great workout and the boot scrapers at the end are there for a practical reason:)

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