Hiking Project Logo

Red Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (15)

Red Trail is a great 4-mile loop with an incredible view of the Kentucky R. and scenery throughout.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Loop

945' 288 m

High

782' 238 m

Low

335' 102 m

Up

333' 102 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No camping. No pets. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The trails close at 4:30 p.m. See the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary website for more info.

Description

Hiking counter-clockwise the Red Trail begins a long steady descent on a wide singletrack trail through interesting hollows with historic features along the way.

At the bottom of the descent, there is a quick side trip to an overlook above the Kentucky River palisades. Catch your breath and begin the long winding return to the parking lot. When you think it's over you'll have another climb. Or two.

This is a great hike not too far from the maddening crowds of Lexington.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Chaney

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 15 votes

#5925

Overall
  4.1 from 15 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
47%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#53

in Kentucky

#5,925

Overall
36 Views Last Month
1,341 Since Jul 14, 2015
Intermediate

13%
0%
75%
0%
13%
0%

Photos

Raven Run, Evans' Mill
Aug 1, 2018 near Lexington, KY
Raven Run KY
Aug 1, 2018 near Nichola…, KY
Raven Run KY
Aug 1, 2018 near Nichola…, KY
View of the creek through Raven Run, between Mill Dam and Evan's Mill.
Feb 20, 2016 near Lexington, KY
Raven Run KY
Aug 1, 2018 near Nichola…, KY
Kentucky River Overlook
Jul 14, 2015 near Nichola…, KY

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 66 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Sep 22, 2020
Scott Taylor
Aug 2, 2020
Reed Masterson
Mar 1, 2020
sam L
13h 50m
Jul 13, 2019
Stephen Davis
Combined with some other trails in the areas, for a larger loop. Well-maintained. Tons of butterflies around and some very fragrant flowers too. 4mi
Mar 24, 2019
Jeremy Patches
Feb 3, 2019
Robert Anderson
Sep 28, 2018
Madeline Cox
Sep 22, 2018
Edwin Orange