Overview. This is an easy an easy hike that takes you out to a stunning view of the Kentucky River. The picture below is among my favorites of the year and was even more beautiful in person.
Route Type: Loop
Total Distance: 4.75 miles
Overall Difficulty: Easy
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Map
Trailhead. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 3885 Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY 40515. [map]
Trail navigation. Hiking the loop counterclockwise, start at the nature center and follow it out to the loop at mile 0.35. Turn left (west) and begin the Red Loop. Continue to follow the trail markers and circle around to the overlook at mile 3.35. Moving uphill, head southwest to finish the Red Loop.
CAUTION - CLIFFS. Hikers have died falling from the cliffs at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Be careful to avoid getting too close to the edge.