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Enjoyed the trail and views but it was disappointing there are no dogs allowed.

beautiful trail. not a loop.

Great trail with interesting historical attributes. Branch right where the river turns and you get a beautiful set of waterfalls.

This was a beautiful hike but it is NOT a loop. The map doesn't show it as a loop either. There was a fork in the trail towards the beginning, we followed the trail marked John Holder. The creek was wonderful! There were lots of places to wade and swim. We followed the creek for a while then backtracked a bit to get back on the trail.

2 months ago

Nice trail for the kids to enjoy creek play. Watch out for snakes! After a heavy rain the creek is harder to navigate and you should always wear shoes you don’t mind wading in. Deep spots along cliff walls, near the back of the trail by the no trespassing sign is a nice swimming hole. Not overly strenuous but could be hard for youngsters or older folks to safely balance on some of the rocks.

Hiked this while camping at twin knobs. Was a good little trail.

Awesome place with beautiful nature!!!

Beautiful trail. Saw lots of deer. They weren’t even afraid of us. Perfectly marked trail and beautiful scenery. Brisk walk, nothing too strenuous. A couple of uphill spots make for a great little workout.

I hike here quiet frequently. After a hard rain it is quiet slippery.

Great place for a quick day hike, awesome scenery, and great trails!

This was a good hike. We did less than half of the red trail in the morning on a weekday and only saw one person. Rocks were a bit slippery from the rain the day before. The overlook was gorgeous and a nice payoff for the hike. We cut back on a trail through the meadow after realizing it was taking too long and saw several deer (one quite close up) and a very large wild turkey. I would definitely do this hike again.

Really nice, well maintained trail close to Lexington. The overlook section of the trail was very busy with hikers, the rest of the loop was fairly quiet. Despite 3 inches of rain the day before there weren't many water covered areas and mud was fairly minimal considering.

Well maintained. Great walk for all seasons-spring feels like a completely different area than when I went in fall. The wildflowers are carpets of beauty.

The Red trail is a very nice afternoon hike. You get great views of the Kentucky river along with plenty of wildflowers, creeks, and the occasional cascade. Great for beginners, kid friendly and scenic.

first few miles was good but it got hard with big rocks steep hills and some places I had to almost just carry my bike several down trees and creek crossings , some great rock formations along the way trail marked pretty good but one place after you get to a gravel area I lost it but if you stay to the right going from the church direction you be good got to the end and rode the road back to the church took 2 hours 45 min on trail and 57 min back on road.

Very hard trail for a bike a lot of hike-a-bike trail was marked Well but one place you come to a gravel place the trail is up the hill to the left and stay down the hill

Beautiful area and a great hike if you don’t mind getting wet because you have to cross the creek to hike the entire trail.

Love Ravens Run it is a moderate hard trails flowers are beautiful and I’ve saw deer.

7 months ago

The path was overflown when we went so it could not be crossed. A lot of the trail is overgrown and the waterfall is on private property. It is a very muddy trail and I would rank it okay at best. May have been better if the river wasn't overflown.

trail running
9 months ago

Good place close to Lexington. Good technical places, good hill work outs. Can run for hours just take multiple trails, best time is weekday mornings at 9am. Any other time watch for a lot of hikers and walkers.

Great trail for a mama packing an 8 month old in a backpack. Nice Nature Center with organized monthly activities for children. Pretty views along each trail. Good day trip in any weather.

Really nice variation of trails and interesting sites/lookouts. No pets allowed unfortunately

Nice little trail!

11 months ago

Nice brief hike. You must cross the creek to finish the trail. There are rocks strategically placed to help you cross, but they could disappear under water after a rain. The waterfall that is supposed to be on this trail is on private property and there are signs posted to tell hikers to stay out. Even without the waterfall, the creek is nice and the trail is pretty easy and relaxing. The trail will come to a small paved road - if you go left, the trail continues about 500 feet before ending at a gate and if you go right you will see a few more points of interest. I saw several plants I have never seen before on this trail and apparently they have a guided nature walk from time to time to areas with more rare flora and fauna.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Creek is great, trail not too much.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Such a great hiking park within Fayette county. So many trails to choose from great for all skill levels and it's so pretty and peaceful. I'm sad it has regular business hours so the trails can get crowded pretty quickly but if you go early it's fine. I've seen a lot of deer on the trail earlier in the morning.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Rocky but fun. Tough for me to get any speed until I get stronger.
definitely need trail shoes.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

We hiked the John Holder trail today. We really enjoyed the hike. Lots of different things to look at and explore. Beautiful scenery.

Great trail. Please note trails are only open 8 am until 7:30pm.

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