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Best trails in Charleston

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Looking for a great trail near Charleston, West Virginia? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hawks Nest State Park or Calvert Field, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Little Creek Park or Coonskin Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Charleston ranging from 0.6 to 2.7 miles and from 610 to 1,240 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Charleston
Top trails (20)
#1 - The Sunrise Carriage Trail
Charleston, West Virginia
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 42 m
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 optionsShow more
#2 - Mossy Rock, Snipe and Alligator Rock Trails
Kanawha State Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
A easy to moderate trail that goes from the head of Shrewsbury Hollow to Middle Ridge Road.Show more
#3 - Little Creek Park Loop Trail
Little Creek Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 28 m
Little Creek Park Trail features Devils Tea Table rock formation and creek views. Easy, level walk. The park is open from March 1 through October 31 from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm.Show more
#4 - Overlook Rock Trail
Kanawha State Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 58 m
Overlook Rock Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#5 - Alice Knight Memorial Trail
Coonskin Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 33 m
Alice Knight Memorial Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers aShow more
#6 - Cougar and Alice Knight Loop
Coonskin Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Cougar and Alice Knight Loop is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#7 - Teaberry Rock Trail to CCC Snipe Trail Loop
Kanawha State Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Teaberry Rock Trail to CCC Snipe Trail Loop is a 4 mile loop trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiShow more
#8 - Elk River Trail
Coonskin Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 59 m
Elk River Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#9 - Polly Trail
Kanawha State Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Polly Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#10 - Crabapple Trail to Rattlesnake Trail
Kanawha State Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Very steep uphill climb to ridge line, veers to left and back down the mountain. Show more
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