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.
I really enjoyed this park. Park in the main lot by Cooper's Rock and walk 5 min to the really nice and fenced in observation area on top. A trail takes you below the rock and right through a really neat rock garden that's fun to explore. Once through that stone labyrinth you can take a trail down to a secluded beach on Cheat Lake or go uphill past an old iron furnace ruins to the road. Follow the road to the Raven Rock trail and walk a mike or so to the rock outcropping. Raven Rock is not fenced so be careful. It is the best photo spot in the park followed by Cooper's Rock. Don't miss either one. The gift store below the parking lot has great food and souvenirs, too. This was one of my favorite hikes!
Great view and fun rocks to climb on.
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.