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Red Trail

 4.3 (12)

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


96%

Runnable

335' 102 m

Ascent

-333' -102 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

945' 288 m

High

782' 238 m

Low

Shared By Chris Chaney

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

Chris Chaney

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.

Runner Notes

Some mildly technical section. The loop generally descends from the trailhead and then climbs back up. There are high cliffs at the easternmost part of the loop,

Description

Running 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 run not too far from the maddening crowds of Lexington.

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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in Kentucky

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