Coopers Rock State Forest

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Coopers Rock boasts offers activities for fishers, hikers, hunters, campers, rock climbers, and picnickers. Several trails wind through forest valleys, through enormous boulders, and over ridges. A 6-acre pond that is regularly stocked with trout provides fishing in season.

Coopers Rock State Forest is 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills. Its 12,713 acres are bisected by Interstate 68.

Public parking, roofed pavilions, restrooms, several hiking trails, rock climbing

http://www.coopersrockstateforest.com/
coopersrocksf@wv.gov
1-800-CALL-WVA

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This place is what instigated my love of the outdoors. I no longer live in this area, but my love of hiking, camping and rock climbing all started here, atop my fathers shoulders 20 years ago.

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12 Completed 13 Reviews

Cooper's Rock is a beautiful overlook, but there's a lot of people on most weekends. The overlook is astounding so bring a camera and enjoy! There are lots of pavilions to relax at, and there are lots of trails so choose from at the top to hike around.

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8 Completed 8 Reviews

I have hiked, mountain biked, and rock climbed here. First, the hiking is awesome with beautiful views at the tops of the various trails. Mountain biking is kinda crazy because of how rocky it is. Count on hiking up a lot and dig down deep (at least I had to) to trust your suspension to go to work. Bouldering (rock climbing with no ropes on low climbs) is great here. Lots of holds and plenty of other people with the same idea. Easy to spot good routes.

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25 Completed 15 Reviews

Beautiful area and easily accessible off I-68. Many trail and non-trail areas to explore. Highly suggest the overlook, rattlesnake trail (which is aptly named, keep you eyes and ears open) Rock City is a blast. Can easily spend a whole day exploring.
Pros: Easy to get to, fantastic rock forms and views
Cons: Very popular and tends to get over-crowded on pleasant weekends (as it should)

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Started with a picnic lunch then hiked several short trails including overlook, under look, rattlesnake (my favorite and more challenging), ridge, rock city, mont chateau and rhododendron back to the visitor center. It was a hot day but in the shade of the trails it was perfect. One small white tail deer was flinched out by our dog.

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44 Completed 13 Reviews

Spectacular overlooks, interesting historic furnace. Numerous trails--we did a few and they were all in pretty nice condition. Rocks and exposed roots call for "moderate" rating--trails were a little slippery with fallen leaves when we were there. Very crowded around the parking lots and public areas--and on some of the easier, adjacent hikes. Enough variety for many repeat visits. Spectacular in autumn.

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7 Completed 7 Reviews

There is an amazing overlook at the end of the main drive. The trails are well maintained and drain fairly well after a storm. There is terrain for novice to expert with some places for rappelling and rock climbing.

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