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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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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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Go there. A real Treasure for Lexington!

I've been to Raven Run many times and find a different experience each time. One of my favorite places to take outdoor-loving friends when they come to town. Many good memories of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lovelygarden52
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to Raven Run many times and find a different experience each time. One of my favorite places to take outdoor-loving friends when they come to town. Many good memories of my hikes through the Sanctuary. Nice drive out into the 'country' zone of Fayette County, plan for a couple of hours there or a full day-trip. My favorite... More 

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Nicholasville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a relaxing, excursion? Then look no farther. Raven Run has many hiking trails to offer, with different levels of difficulty. I could feel the stress of the day leaving me as we explored this place. They offer night tours for star gazing, etc. The learning center was nice, and is perfect for children to explore nature up close.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most enjoyable things we have done thus far on our trip. There is no charge for this great experience. The hike is not difficult even the section that they mark as strenuous. We took the red trail with brief excursions down the white trail to see the scenic overlooks. The location where the old mill... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too far out of town, the Raven run nature sanctuary is a great place for a hike for all skill levels. It's beautiful and relaxing while also being fun and adventurous. Definitely recommend

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Mason,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Raven Run is a city operated park which offers so much from trail walking, to nature overlooks, overlooks to Palisades of Ky River, stream, and many wild animals to see.

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Paris, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to go somewhere nearby to Lexington for a hike or day outside with the family, I definitely recommend this place. Hikes can be as strenuous as you'd like, and there are some beautiful views along the way. We can't wait to go back!

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited this center on a girls trip weekend. My best friend and I love hiking and found this location on Instagram. Shop Local had posted a beautiful picture of flowers and knew we had to go! Lovely area with beautiful nature and man made art! We wanted to go in the green trail but ended up on the red... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The trail had some pretty muddy spots. There are good markers and you can get a trail map at the nature center. I got some good exercise. There are several trails to follow. The muddy spots could be better maintained.

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a bit off the beaten path but is a nice, quiet place for a walk. We were hoping to see more birds and other wildlife. Perhaps it was too early in the year. The paths are well marked. There are several options but we walked to the river overlook and back.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had a very nice walk through the preserve. It was a nice day, pleasant smells, birds chirping. Center was informative as well.

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