Overlook Trail

Kanawha County, West Virginia

Elevation Gain1,158ft
Trailhead Elevation773ft
Elevation Min/Max773/1279ft
Elevation Start/End773/773ft

Overlook Trail

Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 773 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,158 feet.

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"Located just minutes from Charleston, Kanawha State Forest is busy with outdoor activity. The 9,300-acre forest has more than 25 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Trails travel from rocky ridges to wooded coves. The Overlook Trail is one of the most popular, as it affords a bird’s-eye view of the forest from a rock outcropping. The Overlook Rock Trail leaves the trailhead across from the small parking area and enters the forest. The trail, marked by infrequent gold blazes, heads uphill at a moderate angle. The path parallels a small drainage that is free of water most of the year and continues steeply uphill, passing some boulders."

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Trail Information

Kanawha County
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Additional Use
Kanawha State Forest, (304) 558-3500 or www.kanawhastateforest.com
Local Contacts
Kanawha State Forest map and trail guide (free); Kanawha State Forest hiking/biking guide and topo map (fee); USGS quads: Belle, Charleston East, Charleston West, Racine
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