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This trail was awesome! We took the white trails that branched off the red which i highly recommend and added over a mile to our total. The white trails have the really great parts! The creek was great! There were butterflies everywhere that landed on us! We saw several deer that had no fear of us at all! This is a beautiful, peaceful place.

Good trail for running.

walking
7 days ago

We do this trail frequently when we have a short amount of time to be in the area. The kids love seeing the springs in different seasons and it’s a nice, easy walk on well maintained trails.

Very nice trail for my friend that has never hiked before

Very easy trail. Great trail for family's as of trail is level and wheelchair friendly. Perfect trail for romance as this place is good first date place.

Awesome place with beautiful nature!!!

walking
30 days ago

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.

Very nice trail. Make sure to do the white trails as well.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a good hike, not great. We did the entire red course and it was 4 Miles as opposed to the 5.5 listed on this app. We did spur off onto the white trail at times and if we had not, we’d have missed the waterfall (which was more like a water/rock feature with a small pool at the bottom). Easy access to cool off or take your shoes off to dip your feet! The over look was another highlight of the hike. Not too muddy, but there were spots that were along the route. I’d consider this a great place to hike with kids/family as you can take the blue or green trails back to the Nature Center at many points and shorten the length of this hike, which is the only thing I’d say might be difficult for beginners. The signage and available maps were wonderful! One of the best marked hikes we’ve been on. The drive back into Ravens Run was beautiful on our July morning!

Very nice and easy trail good for kids. it has nice features to exlplore

Semi-tame deer are often found in the area.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Good for family bike ride with daughter.

No matter how many times we do this convenient trail, it always delights

It’s a nice, paved walking path with plenty of trees and natural sounds. If you live in the Lexington area and are in need of a quick escape from all of its bustle, this place is a perfect fit. It’s also very child friendly. My kids loved the turtle ponds!

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

2 months ago

We loved the red trail. The waterfall was amazing and the butterflies were basically swarming us at the waterfall. We didn't find the trail to be hard, but can be muddy and slick in areas. We saw a deer and turkey along the trail. Make sure to take the short white trails off the red as they lead to some cool things to see (waterfalls, mill, overlook, etc) and aren't very long, then you just hike them back to the red 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.

Small loop. Well maintained. Perfect for small children.

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.

All 5 miles were amazing.

great trail

Short and easy walk. A little muddy the day that we went, but still a cool little spot. We got to see some deer hanging out nearby, which was cool. I’m excited to go back again when the weather is nicer!

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

muddy today!

McConnell Springs and a few other local (and some far, when I had the time to drive+explore) parks, trails and other nature sanctuaries have helped me stay sane after moving from the county of small town Kentucky to middle of suburbia in Lexington. If you are in the area, McConnell Springs is awesome for little kids. Forms with details on scavenger hunt are kept up front. It helped keep my friend's kids engaged. Perfect if you don't have a ton of time and just need to see some trees.

Weather was great. Some parts of trail were almost to muddy to go through. Water in all the streams/creek was running, absolutely beautiful. A lot of people out today.

trail running
7 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.

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