CCC Snipe Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles
390 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




Hikers only, no bikes. Passes through a wetland or bog and past an old abandoned(sealed) mine.

3 months ago

I take my dog out on this in the summer because there is a nice stream for her to cool off in. After you pass the camping area you do not have to have a lash on your dog.

4 months ago

Nice, easy out and back trail. Along the way you can see and old, abandon, sealed coal mine ad a slag pile dam. I think it is close to 1.5 miles out and back not the 2.5 miles in the description.

6 months ago

We take this trail with our two year old in a toddler pack. He really enjoys getting out and playing in the creek at the beginning of the trail. It connects to a bike trail on the way back and you can walk onto the alligator trail from there. This trail is very woodsy and quiet. It is also a popular trail with a lot of foot traffic so I feel quite safe.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Nice trail, not too hard but beautiful. We picked up mossy rock trail up to the ridge road. Then walked the ridge to alligator rock trail followed back down to the parking lot. About 3 1/2 miles total. A few trees down on the last stretch.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great for those starting, have health issues, older folks or you children or just a easy stroll through the woods.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

This is one of my favorite low key walk in the woods type hike with lots of points of interest - but it's not 2.5 miles. It's 3/4 mile out.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nice easy trail with a lot of informational stops

Friday, June 19, 2015

Great shorter trail. Had some interesting history stops along the path.

9 days ago

5 months ago

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, February 06, 2014