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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We go hiking often at Raven Run - trails are great, we see deer almost every time we visit; lots of birds singing, gorgeous waterways!

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have enjoyed coming here since I was a young child. The new nature center is light and airy, educational, and simply neat to check out. All of the trails are easy to moderate - nothing strenuous. It is wonderful to have some woods and meadows to escape to in only a few minutes away from the busy, noisy city.... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

quiet and peaceful, off the beaten path. If you like to walk in nature and want something not real strenuous, this is for you.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Check their schedule of events, we loved their bird watching walk. We are not bird watchers but went with our son and daughter in law and had a great time. We learned how to recognize beautiful birds that we had never seen before.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

There's multiple paths to make a hike longer or shorter. There's a great 5 mile running loop that you can do a couple times for a good workout. Lots of good obstacles while running down the trails. One section has a rocky climb that is a good challenge. It's all very clean. Maybe they'll create a trail that will allow... More 

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Address: 5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
Phone Number: 859-272-6105
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington

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