Coopers Rock State Forest Loop is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Morgantown, West Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
great hike. During the winter months, you can start this hike in the outer parking area at the entrance to the State Forest.
Love it! Nice walk; or a great climb.
Undertrail was moderate hard but worth it
Started on the Overlook trail then took the Rattlesnake trail to the Rock City trail to Ridge trail where we took a trail down to the lake. Then came back Mont Chateau trail to Rhododendron trail. Great hike!!
Went on a Monday so didn't experience any of the crowds that others have. The rock city trail was really nice and seemed to be the only one on it at the time. Overlook is also beautiful. I'd absolutely recommend it - many different trails.
Ugghhh. I didn't have a lot of time so I just headed to the Raven Rock lookout. What a lousy trail. It was more like a dirt road where the dirt has eroded away so much as to leave a bunch of loose rocks. And I really didn't find the view at the end all that great. It's a vista view that is fairly mundane. When I arrived there was a parasailor waiting for a gust of wind to launch him into the great beyond. It never came. Besides, the power lines were kinda in the way.
The trails leading to the "road" that takes you to the lookout were quite nice. I suspect the rest of the hiking grounds are much better then the Raven trail, but I didn't hike those so my review is based on Raven Rock.