Hike Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trail

Kentucky Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trailhead

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A popular hike in Raven Run Park with a waterfall and views of the Kentucky River.

Raven Run Park is a 734-acre nature sanctuary near the Kentucky River Palisades. After signing in at the nature center, head out via the connecting trail to Red Trail. This will take you to an overlook above the river, and along a stream to a waterfall. You can access a trail map here.

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  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

4.1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1089 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

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2 months ago

Good Hiking Option Near Lexington

Raven Run is a great property. The views of the Kentucky River are beautiful, but be careful on the rocks - it's a long drop. Highly recommend the nature center as well. Great exhibits for kids and adults alike. I especially liked the tactile exhibits where you can handle antlers, bones and other natural objects.

2 months ago

11 months ago

Great Trails and Nice Nature Center

The trails are great for any fitness level. You can take short hikes or longer. I love going to do some trail running. Some pretty steep climbs on the red trail, but it is certainly worth the effort.

11 months ago

about 1 year ago

Must Go To The Overlook!

Well marked trail. You have options to do short hike or longer ones too. Beautiful well groomed trails with gorgeous wild flowers. We walked to the overlook (RT 4) and it was so so beautiful!! Emerald green glowing river! The trail is Rocky and not smooth at points, so dress accordingly!

about 1 year ago

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