Explore the most popular trail running trails near Charleston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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.

This is a beautiful trail! Just recently started hiking and I found this trail to be doable yet slightly challenging. The views are awesome!

One of my favorites - Alligator rock is a guaranteed winner for kids

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent trail for hiking as well as seeing different fungi and flowers from spring to fall!

One of our favorite family hiking trails!

Pleasant walk, gradual uphill grade.

Nice trail. Not too difficult but still a challenging enough for a good workout.

Very pleasant trail.

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

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

CCC Snipe trail, Mossy Rock, Middle Ridge Trail, Teaberry Rock trail, Davis Creek Trail. This was a 6 mile loop hike and we started at Snipe trail with a steep climb. We then followed Mossy Rock to Middle Ridge Trail. This trail was a easy hike and very enjoyable to look around with breath taking views. Be careful to watch for the markers leading Middle ridge, it's easy to follow the road and not the hiking trail. Once on Teaberry, it's a steep climb back down, but enjoyable. Make sure to follow markers because there are trail leading off in different directions close to the bottom. Once we got to the bottom we stopped and allowed our dog to walk the creek and she enjoyed this play time. Continue up the creek onto Davis Creek trail and follow it back to the parking lot and beginning of Snipe trail. If reverse this hike, it will give you similar results. Overall, this was a great hike today !!

Was a great trial, however, I'm only giving it a 4 star because once you get to the top and start down the other side it was not properly marked.

You start on Davis Creek trail and split off on white hollow trail. It is not called Kanawha state forest trail. The sign leading to White Hollow trail was blazed orange, but the blazes through the trail were blue ! Once you are to the top you must walk down a gravel road a piece and reconnect with white hollow trail. Once you go down the trail and make it to the look out rock is where the blazes become confusing. There are lighter blue markers leading to the right wrap around the rock, but the trail actually goes over the hill and to the left. Once you make it to the bottom, you will need to either go back the way you came or walk down the main road a piece and reconnect with Davis Creek trail.

This trail is very challenging in places and easy in others. Overall this was a great hike !!!

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

An easy, peaceful, hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice quick hike. It's a walk in the woods with a pretty steep ascent at the beginning providing some good cardio.

11 months ago

A nice hike through the woods with some steep climbs. We connected to Wildcat Ridge to make a loop

11 months ago

No dramatic scenery, but a pleasant walk in the woods. We connected to Wildcat Ridge to create a 2.5 mile loop

great hike

An easy trail with some beautiful scenery

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

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!

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Great hike

hiking
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.

walking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

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

This is a excellent trail for a great workout. There are alot of steep climbs up and down, but very doable. Lots of beautiful nature to see.

Challenging but so worth it

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Walk up Polly Hollow, hang the right up the hill for hemlock falls & up you go. Runs from Polly Hollow to the top of the mountain & intersects the park border road. Was pretty wet slogging in places, even though it had not rained in days. Worth it, once you get near the top. Beautiful at the rocks, but no really good place to stop until the top of the trail.

My wife and I hiked the trail yesterday. Overall an easy hike but it was spoiled by countless mountain bikers. They didn't quiet understand the fact the uphill traffic has right-of-way. By the way, take a light lunch and enjoy Teaberry Rocks. it is a beautiful overlook.

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