Donated to the West Virginia Land Trust by Dolly Wallace Hartman, this preserve of more than 50 acres protects the forested upper watershed of Lick Branch, a minor tributary of the Kanawha River near Charleston, West Virginia, in central Kanawha County. The preserve is owned and managed by the Kanawha County Parks & Recreation but is protected from development under a conservation easement held by the West Virginia Land Trust.
Two hiking and biking trails wander through the preserve, following water courses and ascending to a ridge above the city. Trail access and parking are provided along Adrian and South Ruffner roads. Several small waterfalls drop along the course of Lick Creek and its tributaries.