Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trail

MODERATE 162 reviews
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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lexington, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

no dogs

12 hours ago

3 days ago

The most pleasant hike you can find near Lexington. Great terrain, staff, and diverse trail options.

hiking
7 days ago

Raven Run is a fantastic place! They have fantastic hours. Saw a wide variety of wild animals, wildflowers, and wild places. The staff is fantastic and very knowledgeable! Not to mention the historic site, the Prather House. There's so much more to say. This should really be a national park. Fantastic summer hours, 9-8. For all you people who disagree with the no dogs rule, the fact that dogs are not allowed helps protect the wildlife and soil. If they did allow dogs, you would see no wildlife because dogs are unnatural predators in this area. I would rate this 10 stars if I could. All in all, great city park, great future national park.

7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

I've been going to Raven Run since I was a kid. Love this place because of the creek and all the wildlife. It's also really close; only 10-15 minute drive. We take my kids often and they enjoy it too. They have more blackberries than anyplace I've been. Pick the right time of year and you can hit the jackpot.

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hiking
21 days ago

Always love coming here, so peaceful. some trails on the sactury side are easy and some or a bit tricky. As long as you pay attention and pace yourself just taking in everything around you is amazing.

22 days ago

Nice trail close to the city. Closes early. Nature center has some neat fossils and things.

hiking
27 days ago

28 days ago

Loved it very fun different trails are more difficult but fun for the whole family

trail running
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hiking
2 months ago

The red trail is a great workout and so beautiful!

2 months ago

2 months ago