Alligator Rock Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 285 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



Steep trail beginning at Shrewsbury Hollow Road and ending on Middle Ridge Road. No bikes.

1 month ago

There is one fairly steep incline, but after that - the trail flattens out. There is a beautiful stream close to Alligator Rock and a Geocache!

Sun Nov 11 2018

My wife and I took our 3 kids and our dog up this trail today and then came back down on Teaberry Rock Trail. The uphill portion of Alligator Rock got a little challenging for our littlest one (5yo) but he didn't complain. The fallen leaves add a challenge to judging your steps, so just be careful.

Sat Feb 25 2017

Nice trail if you want to challenge yourself. Plenty of rocks to sit on. :)

Mon Mar 24 2014

Hiked at a slow pace with others. Entire trip took about 1 hour at a leisurely pace. A few steep sections but not to bad.

15 days ago

recorded Alligator Rock Trail

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Fri Jan 17 2014