This is an easy trail to start on in the Charleston WV area. It is approximately three miles out and back. Park at the Range Road parking lot just to the left of the entrance to Kanawha State Forest. Walk west from the parking lot through a large field and up into the forest. The trail runs behind the pond, in front of the Ranger’s house, past the forest office on through the forest to a picnic area with a manual style marry go round. You can turn around there for the out and back or reference the trail map to create any number of interesting hikes.
Suggested LodgingThere is camping in the forest and many hotel options within a 15 - 30 minute drive.
Pretty much anything 15 - 30 minutes away