Crabapple Trail to Rattlesnake Trail

HARD 11 reviews
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Crabapple Trail to Rattlesnake Trail is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
515 feet

dogs on leash


trail running



Very steep uphill climb to ridge line, veers to left and back down the mountain.

6 days ago

Super steep hike up but worth it. Follows an almost-vertical creek most of the way to the top. There's a gas road up there and good views, but don't lose sight of the trail.

8 months ago

Not so much hard as it was steep. only woods view. Several downed tree tops.

11 months ago

great hike

trail running
Monday, February 20, 2017

HARD. Know that going in it is straight up hard from the get go. The middle part is technical and fun. The trail is marked exceptionally well! The descent is steep. ....tight. Watch your footing. Its a fun trail! Enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

It was great at first, but then that was it. I was just expecting more of a workout and something longe, other then that, it was good. About 3/4 in there's a rock formation off to the left (not on the trail) but if you make the effort to hike on top of the rocks, there's a pretty good view.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Challenging but so worth it

Monday, September 17, 2012

Straight up the side of the mountain. Felt like my calves were going to pop. Loved it.

10 months ago

Saturday, August 27, 2016