Explore the most popular birding trails in Prentice Cooper State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

These trails are well marked yet flow naturally, with many scenic views.

Great hike for my dog and I. About 4.5 miles round trip out to Edwards point. It says moderate, but there are a few short strenuous portions. Not for a beginner hiker.

Beautiful falls.. April 27, 2018, Elaine , Maria, Leslie, Mother and I did this hike. It was gorgeous and we loved it

we loved it! we were also the only ones there!

Great afternoon hike and what a view at Snooper’s Rock at the end! Brought my dog along and we had such a great time. Would recommend highly

Was a great hike lots of pretty views. I would rate the hike more on the strenuous side rather than moderate. The loop could use some more paint on the trees but pretty easy to navigate. We found one beautiful waterfall. Well worth the visit!

hiking
2 months ago

easy hike to an awesome overlook.

enjoyed this late winter hike but let the tick season begin. found two even after liberal application of Deet.

Great trail with awesome scenes and many waterfalls.

Great views and visibility in January.

Found this trail today it was a great hike with fantastic scenery and fun to hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Spent a short winter's day on most of this loop - very enjoyable and the majority of the trail was well-marked with white blazes, especially the Snoopers Rock portion. Had some trouble finding where the trail continued after reaching the ATV road on the western part of the mountain - had to walk up the road itself maybe 150 feet to find a small wooden sign marked "Trail." All in all it was a great experience despite the fog and I'll definitely be back!

Beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

Nice short hike, color splotches on trees make trail-finding easier

Really pretty.

Well, very disappointed. I planned on doing a 13 mile hike called Signal Point. The coordinates AllTrails gave me, brought me to an Amish village. So I kept going to the different coordinates till I gave up and went to Snoopers Rock. I did 7.6 miles. Mostly boring for me, but the snoopers rock at the end made it worth it. — at Snoopers Rock.

Beautiful this week for us with fall colors in full bloom, lots of trees down between Edwards and signal point.. beyond Edwards we only saw a few people, mushroom rock is really cool. The campsite at suck creek was very large and could accommodate several groups. We were dropped off at signal and picked up at suck creek road the next morning. Made for a nice days hike with a 20lb pack

Beautiful campsite at McNabb Gulf

Excellent out and back

Awesome overlooks and water falls with an old dam and lake at the end.

hiking
7 months ago

Breathtaking view

hiking
8 months ago

Great all around trail. A lot of elevation change which challenges some of the time and relieves others. Beautiful wooded scenery and views of the river the entire hike. Make sure to make the hard right uphill near the "x" branches blocking the trail. Perfect 3-5 hour hike. Once you get to the rock, you cannot be disappointed.

Great hike today. We'll worth hiking the three miles instead of driving to the top.

Markers can be difficult to follow at times, but if you stay on any trail here it is gorgeous

FOLLOW THE WHITE MARKERS. Unfortunately there are some side trails that are also marked white. If you think, ""hmm this doesn't look like a trail, but look! Now there's some blue markers!" GO BACK to the last white marker you saw and go from there. Maybe eat something and look harder and say a prayer too. You'll find it! The trail is well kept and you'll know for sure when you're on it. I started at the trail head directly off of the Cumberland parking lot and it got dicey quickly. The first 2 miles took me almost 2hrs I was so far off the trail. I would suggest starting from the trailhead across the road, that side of the loop has much better signage and markings. It's a great trail once you figure it out!
Also, I saw 0 snakes.

Love this place. Go during the week when there's no other peeps to distract your view;)!

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