Lindy Trail, Kanawha State Forest is a 0.5 mile out and back trail located near Charleston, WV. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
There was a good trail with a gradual climb
This trail gets a five star rating because it leads to so many other wonderful trails and you can pretty much go anywhere in the forest from here. The trail itself is a steep climb, primarily up a draw, with a few switchbacks along the way. When the leaves are off you (November through March) you can see the hollow carved by erosion and the fingers protruding on either side as you climb. If you are coming down the trail directly in front of you is the backside of a mountain top removal (MTR) mine that the delusional puppets of the coal industry over at the WV DEP found wisdom in granting despite various obvious violations of WV State Code. If you hear a blast warning (3 long bursts) duck and cover because this trail is within the 1000' bast radius of the mine and according the DEP there is a possibility, however small, that you may be hit with fly rock from a blast. Mostly you don't have to worry about this, and they do not blast on weekends and holidays so you do not need to worry about it at all then.