The Sunrise Carriage Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, West Virginia. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 209 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

hiking
17 days ago

A gorgeous, easy walking trail. Completely gravel, nice + wide, perfect for a casual walk through nature. We especially enjoyed the trees, the overlook, and reminiscing on good memories.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice well maintained trail! Flowers are gorgeous.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a well maintained, wide walking path. It can get challenging going up depending on the speed you’re walking at. Great views of the city when the leaves are off the trees and feels like you’re away from the city when they’re in bloom.

3 months ago

On February 2, 2020 my car was broken into on the Carriage Trials parking lot... My purse was stolen with all my credit cards, etc. There are no Camaras or police presence. Another Mercedes was also vandalized the same time. NOT SAFE.. this was in 75 degrees weather at 2 p.m. Sunday.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike, well maintained. Dog friendly. Great views in the Fall and Winter. For a great afternoon park in the lower lot and hike to the top, then go just a little further on surface road and get a bite at Lola’s (great pizza) or Bridge Road Bistro.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is great. Well maintained, dog friendly, kid friendly, resting places, and gorgeous scenery right in downtown Charleston. love it!

hiking
7 months ago

well maintained and very dog friendly!

hiking
7 months ago

beautiful well maintained gravel trail.

running
8 months ago

very nice love to jog it down I'm in training mode so it's perfect. just do not be out there when it's dark! its lonely

running
private property
8 months ago

Very pet friendly . You can start at the top or bottom of trail. Parking on either end. The Trail Is very well kept , clean , and clear . Gravel pavement . Shaded area through out the trail. Consider it to be a very easy to walk , run, or jog! Also has a spot located at the top to look over downtown city of Charleston . Monuments and prehistoric statues along the trail . Few resting spots and benches .

hiking
9 months ago

Nice and relaxing. well maintained.

hiking
10 months ago

Relaxing short trail. Wide enough and easy enough for outing with young children. Very well maintained! I walk this trail weekly just for relaxation.

walking
11 months ago

This trail is part of my daily exercise. Relaxing yet can be challenging if you increase your pace. Always enjoy the scenery and birds.

hiking
Tue Feb 05 2019

I’ll definitely take it versus pavement all day, but it’s more of a gravel road than a trail. The views were a little obscured when I went up during the summertime but it’s still very enjoyable, especially if you have a little time to kill in town. It’s not a hard hike, I’d say 3/5 on difficulty and it’s short. Wish it looped somewhere.

Wed Jan 09 2019

Fun little walk close to downtown. The trail is clean and stroller accessible.

walking
Tue Jan 01 2019

Great trail with amazing view of Charleston from the top. Trailhead is walking distance from downtown.

walking
Mon Sep 03 2018

Love the Carriage Trail. A green urban oasis near downtown Charleston. If you are a resident, it’s terrific to incorporate into a regular routine of walking or running. If you are visiting, it is a fun thing to check out. Some local history, plus easy access to downtown for a coffee at the independent local bookstore, or an ice cream at a locally owned shop on Capitol street afterwards.

hiking
Sat Jun 30 2018

Limited parking, but great for something not too far away from the city.

hiking
Mon May 14 2018

a lot of uphill but wonderfully taken care of and great for weight loss and muscle building. great scenic stops and places to rest as well.

hiking
Fri Apr 13 2018

A quiet and easy uphill trail with limited parking at the base. The views of downtown from the top are wonderful and the trail works as a nice escape from the city in a pinch.

walking
Fri Nov 17 2017

Pleasant walk, gradual uphill grade.

hiking
Sun Sep 03 2017

Nice walk but not what I would call a trail. It was very crowded and noisy but well worth the time.

walking
Sun Nov 20 2016

Great trail to walk or run in Charleston. Beautiful scenery and very well maintained.

hiking
Mon Mar 24 2014

It was basically a long gravel driveway in the middle of town. It beats talking the sidewalk on the road, but I wouldn't make an outing of it.

recorded The Sunrise Carriage Trail

hiking
27 days ago

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