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Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve

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Address: adjacent to Hampton and South Ruffner Roads, Charleston, WV
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In December 2001, the Park assumed ownership of 52 acres of woodland that...

In December 2001, the Park assumed ownership of 52 acres of woodland that has been set aside specifically for the development of trails and nature studies programs. The Park is currently working on securing funds to develop a 1.5 mile trail system, a handicap accessible trail, and shelters.

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Very Nice For Quick or Longer Hikes

We enjoyed this beautiful nature preserve. Only complaint was the lack of signage and trail maps. It would be easy to get lost so we simply hiked in and then re-traced our steps... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ammeisne
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this beautiful nature preserve. Only complaint was the lack of signage and trail maps. It would be easy to get lost so we simply hiked in and then re-traced our steps back. But it is a quiet pretty location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is located in a residential area and basically starts from on top of a hill and goes down the mountainside (gradually). Make certain to bring your hiking shoes. Trail is maintained and very nice. Wildlife is all around with deer everywhere.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Minutes from downtown. Take a picnic and enjoy the scenery- there are two picnic tables along the trails. The trails are steep in short sections, but not difficult to manage. The lower trailhead on Adrian road is the easiest access, a gradual ascent into the Preserve. There is a small family cemetery, its location is marked. I've seen lots of... More 

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Hurricane, WV
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Parking isn't convenient and the entry ways are steep. It is a beautiful area and I'm glad that it is here but I can't hike it.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Tucked away in South Hills neighborhood. It is a work in progress. New trials and parking have made it more accessible. It is a maintained in cooperation between the City and the West Virginia Land Trust. It was a gift from Dolly Hartman who wished to preserve her family land in its natural state.

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