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.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice easy trail. Mostly in the shade. You do hear a lot of interstate noise though.

Nice easy trail. Mostly shaded but a lot of noise from I-79.

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

Not a bad trail, but some parts were steep. There was a neat little spot below alligator rock where we were able to sit on top of a rock and eat lunch.

great trail. hard. It was steep but we loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Beech Glen to Wildcat Trail to Polly Trail for a 3.9 mile loop, starting and ending at Polly Hollow. Nice hike with several steep sections, but just before you feel like passing out the trail levels off and gives you a chance to catch you breath. Seriously, if was a great hike and I will do it again!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Great scenery.

Nice trail, lot of climbing. Stepped on a snake, ran back off hill. Cool rock you can climb up.

Good difficult technical trail, more so than I remember. Large down tree across the trail in the flat on last third before connecting back to Davis Creek trail.

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
7 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 !!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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 !!!

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

An easy, peaceful, hike.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

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