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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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Address: 5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515-9536
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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A path for every walker

The paths were clearly marked for each level of hiker/walker. It was rainy that day but still managed to walk the toughest course in a short amount of time. There were many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
nomoroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The paths were clearly marked for each level of hiker/walker. It was rainy that day but still managed to walk the toughest course in a short amount of time. There were many visitors to Raven Run but it was not crowded to spoil our visit. A little gem hidden in Lexington.

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Thank nomoroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kept up with clean trails,plenty of parking,staff is awesome!A must go to!Spent 3 scenic hrs hiking!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Raven's Run today and enjoyed a nice hike. The trails are well maintained and easy to navigate. A wonderful hike when you don't want to get far from 'town'. The hike features some waterfalls and overlooks into the KY River. The only downside is that dogs aren't allowed.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barely outside Lexington and a great place for a short hike. Do the red trail and you will hike 2.5 miles through some pretty trees and wet your feet in the river. Go to the KY River overlook and enjoy the site, a good place to enjoy your picnic lunch as well.

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Great hike, only hiked the red trail today. It was my first time visiting. Temperature was very hot today. The overlook of the river was nice, the river was very muddy but still a great view. I will definitely return to do other trails one day when I am back in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Best place to go for a quick hike. Unfortunately, no doggies allowed. A beautiful scenic hidden gem!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I hiked there after a rain and the staff was out working on the trails. Beautiful scenery and fun trail!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 July 24, 2016

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 July 20, 2016

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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