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.
I have been to Raven Run many times. Weather will always be an issue here due to the fact that it is a large park that covers a variety of grounds/environments. If it has been raining, you can expect mud. Expect to deal with different types of paths throughout Raven Run. I particularly enjoy the fact that I can visit... More
This is a fantastic hike just outside Lexington. Beautiful scenery and some cool historic landmarks. My first trip was a beautiful day in July after many days of constant and heavy rain. This led to the Red trail being very muddy and dangerous in some locations. I actually saw an older woman slip and hurt her knee pretty bad. If... More
The Spring wildflowers are spectacular! March and April are the best months for wildflowers. I also love going in the winter. The park is not as crowded, and you can see a lot more of the terrain without the leaves on the trees.
This little gem was amazing to find! Walk along Lexington's famed limestone fences, around beautiful creeks, and visit the welcome center to explore some replicas and fossils of creatures found within the area. I've seen many runners take to these trails. Great for an afternoon hike, but the park has hours, so make sure to plan well in advance.
We have been on most of the trails over time. Some van be quite challenging and some are easy. It all depends on what your comfort level is. The sightseeing varies depending on the trail and season of course, but whichever one you choose the scenery is beautiful. Try to see the kentucky river overlook if possible though, it is... More
If you are an advanced hiker with no joint issues, this is a beautiful place. No question of the natural beauty, and the overlook of the river is great, but the trails are full of uneven rocks and tree roots, and very muddy/slippery in places. Trails are difficult if you have even the slightest joint/knee problems. Signs pointing to places... More
Absolutely a must see for anyone who likes to hike. Trails are very well marked and every bit of the hike is very scenic. It is very cool how one minute you are in the forest, and next in the middle of a big open meadow where you can see for miles out into the amazing landscape of the area.... More
This is a lovely sanctuary with easy hiking trails. My kids (12-years-old) love to go there and hike down to the river and back. It's very close to home, and a great place to get some fresh air.
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