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Hike Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trail

Lexington, Kentucky

3.7/5
based on 6 reviews

Details

Distance

4.1 miles

Elevation Gain

1089 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

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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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Features

Hiking
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

This is a pretty area. When I went the visitor center was closed and it looked like the trail markers needed updating. Overall a nice area to kill time and exercise.

This is an ok hike if you're wanting to do something outdoors in central KY. Not much of a view. Trail is easy.

The trail is easy to hike, but the outlook wasn't anything special. If you are willing to hike a little more difficult trail for a much better view, definitely recommend going to the Pinnacles in Bera

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.

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.

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!

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Nearby

Hike to the Kentucky River Palisades

Hike to the Cave at Asbury Trails

Hike the Pinnacles in Berea

Hike through Cove Spring Park

Hike to Courthouse Rock and Double Arch

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