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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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Address: 5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515-9536
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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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Walk through native grasslands, rolling hills, rocky overlooks, and old forests.Trails are medium intensity but well marked. A modern nature center greets you.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk through native grasslands, rolling hills, rocky overlooks, and old forests.Trails are medium intensity but well marked. A modern nature center greets you.

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Lexington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you're looking for a longer hike in some nice varied terrain that's close to Lexington, this is one of your few options. There's good parking to start, a nice visitor's center and several miles of trails that include a nice Kentucky River Palisades overlook, creeks, the remains of an old mill, moderate rolling hills, some open fields and quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Love hiking at Raven Run. It is beautiful year round. There are activity for children as well as adults. An awesome place to visit throughout the year.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Raven Run is a great place for everyone! It has trails to accomodate everyone from beginner to advanced. We even took our double stroller and managed to get in some great exercise. We attended the Butterfly hike with a guide who talked about all of the different species and gardens. She was very knowledgeable. Now, my father-in-law wants the Kaufman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If your looking for a nice and quiet walk, this is it. The trails are easy to walk, the views are worth the time. Be sure to take a camera, numerous breathtaking views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the best spot for hiking in Lexington. It can get busy on weekends, but if you can get there during the week, it is quite peaceful. Easy trails to more difficult ones. Beautiful views and a way to get a nice hike in without a long drive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The nature center has interesting exhibits to view. The guide will tell you about the different trails. There are maps available. We hiked to the river which involved some climbing. Nice, brisk walk. Beautiful area.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like to hike or commune with nature, you will love Raven Run. the natural beauty will capture your heart, relax you and make you want to return over and over.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We have traveled here in the summer when everything was in bloom.Now we have been there in the fall when leaves are there prettiest. Beautiful place to spend the day take a family and have picnic. You must see thus place in every season.God s gift to us.

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The trails should be marked and there needs to be distances listed. We ended up on a trail that took forever to get to the end of. We never knew if we were getting close to the end so we didn't want to turn around and back track. It was very difficult for my children to make it to the... More 

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