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Raven Run Red Trail is a 5.6 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.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 669 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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Please note: People must make reservations either online or by phone before going. For information on how to register online, please check the park's page here: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/raven-run-nature-sanctuary Trails are only open from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM These trails wind through the woods and there are some really pretty waterfall-ish areas. Several benches throughout the park so you can so by the creek and enjoy nature. Great place to go hiking with kids. No pets allowed unfortunately.

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Todd Darland
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Lauren Quinn
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Kanjit Leungsuwan
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HikingRocky

Great. I went on July 16th morning. It looks like it’s open 9-6:30. Starting Monday July 20th, we’ll have to make reservations either online or by phone before going. They allow us 2 hours each for a hike, which is barely enough for the longest red loop. I got out half an hour later but all went well. It’s pretty dry and the falls are empty. The orange loop is a bit confusing and ended up wounding back to the same path after a while (or I made a wrong turn somewhere. There’re benches along the trail and a couple of shortcuts here and there. Quite rocky when getting close to the cliff (shown in the picture). The Nature Center is still closed because of CoVID but the restrooms behind it are still open for public use. No pets allowed so the two corgis couldn’t come. Will definitely go back.

PBJ Fraley
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Hiking

Nice trail, but confusing maps. Really hate the garbage about scheduling a visit and being told we would be towed if we weren’t out at the prescribed time - hard to determine how long a trail will take with kids. Also, got yelled at by a lady in the parking lot because I parked next to her in The shade and there’s a rule about only parking in alternate spaces? I didn’t know it, so that started the day sour. Of course, the people wandering around nature wearing gloves and masks made it a bit strange, too. Not going back until this ridiculousness is over.

Turner Denning
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Blake Hamilton
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Hiking

You have to schedule a time for an “appointment” in order to use it. Virus or not that is absolutely ridiculous. You also can’t bring your pets even if they are service animals. Brought our service animal with us and they said they need print outs of paperwork which we were not told to bring beforehand. Love wasting my tax dollars on this BS.

Paul Sargent
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Only open by reservation. No parking otherwise.

Jennifer Shepherd
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trail is back open by reservation. go to their website

Terry Mullins
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RockyScramble

Nice trek. Great views of the Kentucky River from the cliffs...

Matt Crossfield
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Hiking

Raven Run is always overcrowded in the Spring and the Summer. The few times I have been out there, the trails always seem to be muddy. There is an overlook for the Kentucky River and a small cascade but that’s about it. For the amount of people and the trail conditions, it’s not an area I choose to go hiking.

Alexa Buccieri
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Hiking

Perfect trail for my kids. The falls are pretty and they enjoyed playing in the creek bed for a little while. Well marked and easy to follow. So many beautiful wildflowers! We also saw a cute little snake by the field. Will totally be going back.

Adam Urbanski
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TRAIL IS CLOSED TRAIL IS CLOSED DO NOT DRIVE TWO HOURS TO GET HERE AND BE SORELY DISAPPOINTED

Brian Schwartz
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Edwin Mercado
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Brian Schwartz
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David Escobar
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Hiking

beautiful walk...just super muddy today.

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Jonathan Willetts
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HikingMuddy

rather muddy, but overall the trail was in good condition. had some very nice waterfalls and overlooks along the way

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Edwin Mercado
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WILLIAM parker
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Brian Schwartz
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Alex Quinn
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Edwin Mercado
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Kat Campbell
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Muddy, as expected, given the recent weather, but beautiful as always.

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Edwin Mercado
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Graham Schick
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Hiking

Great trail. Fairly easy with several scenic areas

Andy Huggins
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