A 734 acre Lexington-Fayette County nature sanctuary with a Nature Center and over 10 miles of hiking trails. Its the most visited nature preserve in the area. Raven Run is also one of the few locations not open every day dawn to dusk. Check their web site for hours.
Safety: Consider bringing drinking water, sunscreen, bug repellent, and sunglasses.
Facility and Trail Map
|▬▬Freedom Trail||0.6 miles|
|▬▬Meadow Trail||2.0 miles|
|▬▬ Orange Trail||1.0 miles|
|▬▬Red Trail||4.0 miles|
|▬▬Yellow Trail||0.6 miles|
|▬▬Prather Trail||1.5 miles|
Blue Trails: Connector trails.
Freedom Trail: Paved trail suitable for wheelchairs. Low elevation change
Meadow Trail: Trail that has several loops and connections that can be used to explore the high elevation part of the property that is mostly meadow.
Orange Trail: Another trail to explore a mostly meadow area.
Red Trail: The main loop trail with moderate elevation change.
White Trails: Spur trails that lead to points of interest off of the Red Trail.
Yellow Trail: A moderately difficult trail that provides an alternate route off of the Red Trail and passes by the “Flower Bowl.”
Prather Trail: A mostly flat grass trail around the Prather House and property.
From Nicholasville, take KY 169 east until it runs into Tates Creek Rd. Turn left and immediately turn right onto Spears Rd. When Spears Rd ends, turn right on Jacks Creek Pike. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary will be on the left.