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“Nature the way nature intended”

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Ranked #16 of 125 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Great natural area for hiking, especially if you like primitive trails. Be prepared for all that Mother Nature has to offer including wildlife and poison ivy.

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I have been to Raven Run many times.
Weather will always be an issue here due to the fact that it is a large park that covers a variety of grounds/environments. If it has been raining, you can expect mud. Expect to deal with different types of paths throughout Raven Run.
I particularly enjoy the fact that I can visit Raven Run with a variety of people (who have different levels of "hiking" ability) and we can find trails to fit their comfort level of being in this park.

Thank menbx5
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

This is a fantastic hike just outside Lexington. Beautiful scenery and some cool historic landmarks. My first trip was a beautiful day in July after many days of constant and heavy rain. This led to the Red trail being very muddy and dangerous in some locations. I actually saw an older woman slip and hurt her knee pretty bad. If you go, which I highly recommend, try and go after several days of dry weather or bring some shoes with good tread for the mud.

1  Thank Gasguy98
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

The Spring wildflowers are spectacular! March and April are the best months for wildflowers.

I also love going in the winter. The park is not as crowded, and you can see a lot more of the terrain without the leaves on the trees.

Thank KYOutdoorGuy
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

This little gem was amazing to find! Walk along Lexington's famed limestone fences, around beautiful creeks, and visit the welcome center to explore some replicas and fossils of creatures found within the area. I've seen many runners take to these trails. Great for an afternoon hike, but the park has hours, so make sure to plan well in advance.

1  Thank travelinartist23
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