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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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Beautiful, tranquil visit.

This was a solo trip. I had never visited here. I stopped at the visitirs center and was greeted by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bella-Keegan
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Don’t do this alone unless you’ve been here

I was really looking forward to exploring the trails here but the map and markings made it... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Micasa I
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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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5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515-9536
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+1 859-272-6105
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 3, 2006

Raven Run is comprised of one main four mile loop (red trail), plus many other trails crisscrossing throughout the nature sanctuary, including the meadow trail and the "flower bowl" trail. There are also short white trails that go to small sites such as the ruins...More

14  Thank Lexingtontraveler
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 1, 2006

My wife and I visited Raven Run for the 1st time today and took our 2 shiz tsu's. We did not realize that pets were not welcome at this "nature sanctuary". Our pets were on leashes and I did not understand the rationale for not...More

15  Thank Dreamer8790
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a solo trip. I had never visited here. I stopped at the visitirs center and was greeted by a very nice, very informative guide. There are a few different trail all whick meet back together. The trails themselves are arranged from a very...More

Thank Bella-Keegan
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to exploring the trails here but the map and markings made it difficult to follow. When coming to several forks/splits it was confusing when the road or wood pieces ended. Some trails had roads but if copperheads live here it’s...More

Thank Micasa I
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We've been in the Spring when the wild flowers are blooming and it is just plain gorgeous! Beautiful place to hike around and take in nature.

Thank purpleUnion_KY
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Get the family out and take a walk - well marked trails, lots of variety - hard enough to break a sweat but not to kill you or the kids - very good.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

If you plan on visiting Lexington Kentucky make it a point to visit the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and education center. Check their website for activities and events including but not limited to an evening out with a local Stargazing club for in depth look...More

1  Thank Roger L
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This place is great due to its accessibility from Lexington. The trails are well-maintained but also still have a rugged feel to them. I come here to do trail running, and there is a perfect 4-mile loop (the red trail) that takes me about an...More

Thank colleencmaggard
Reviewed July 11, 2018

My husband and I hike here often. I would call it easy to moderate as far as level of difficulty. I just wish dogs were allowed on the trails.

Thank jacrickard
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Several miles of hiking on the Kentucky river palisades. Beautiful overlooks. Moderately challenging. Wonderful welcome center.

Thank JL M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I have been to Raven Run many times over 20 years, and it has evolved into a wonderful place to hike, attend a nature program, or have a family picnic. The trails are in great shape and very well marked. However, they are natural trails--there...More

2  Thank NCLexington
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is a beautiful spot with a lot of easy paths. It is not huge but it would be a great area for a stroll

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quarterpounder4662
April 22, 2018|
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Response from DanK2 | Reviewed this property |
Deer, coyotes, foxes, raptors and varmits. A few pretty vistas and historical sites also; if you're out that way, definitely visit. Otherwise, not worth the trip from downtown Lexington. Hikes are not difficult.
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April N
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
Sadly it is not dog friendly and dogs are not allowed in the park or on the trails.
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lesliecO4389UR
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are open from 9a to 5p in March. The trail closes at 4:30p. Enjoy.
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