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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515-9536
+1 859-272-6105
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Beautiful hiking, close to Lexington

Several miles of hiking on the Kentucky river palisades. Beautiful overlooks. Moderately... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JL M
Beautiful trails

I have been to Raven Run many times over 20 years, and it has evolved into a wonderful place to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
NCLexington
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Lexington, Kentucky
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kentucky river” (32 reviews)
“red trail” (15 reviews)
“hiking trails” (9 reviews)
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5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515-9536
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"kentucky river"
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"red trail"
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"hiking trails"
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"nice hike"
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"old mill"
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"great hiking"
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"well marked trails"
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"trail map"
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"double stroller"
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"beautiful woods"
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"open fields"
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"visitor's center"
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"rolling hills"
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"great place to visit"
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"lexington area"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank JL M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank NCLexington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hike through wooded area to outlook area over the Kentucky River! Beautiful scenery took the Red trail - two hour walk was absolutely beautiful!

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I hiked the Red loop trail, and was very happy. The trails are well marked and maintained. It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to hike/jog the red loop. I would give yourself 3 to 4 hours if you want to explore the...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Raven Run offers weekly and monthly events. We stumbled upon the Astronomy club's "Stargazing" events in the summer. Delightful! Educational and fascinating. Bring a flashlight, blanket or chairs, snacks, and peacefully watch the dark, dark, sky twinkle with stars and planets.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We received a trail map at the visitors center and started hiking to the waterfall based on comments and directions from one of the workers. The trails themselves are well marked, but interesting points of view, while on the map, weren't shown on the trail...More

1  Thank Getoutofdayton
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Enjoyed a much needed walk through beautiful woods. Trails were well marked and easy to follow. Attention paid to safety by having walkers sign in and out.

Thank Kornelis D
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Not the most difficult of trail systems, but there are some historic sites that are interesting, as well as a few nice vistas and meandering creeks. They have an nice information center and convenient parking; however, no dogs and only partially handicap accessible....those would really...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I visited Raven Run for the first time Easter weekend. It was beautiful. However, because it had rained so much a few days before we went it was extremely muddy and my hiking buddy fell in the mud multiple times (no injuries though). We did...More

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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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