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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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Great hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Julia F
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 June 29, 2016

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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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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