Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

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

Not easy for over 65. Steps going down are in bad shape making difficult to get down to and back up from the trail. The first section should be upgraded to moderate.

easy hike to an awesome overlook.

The trail is easy, the stairs down to it can be tough when you’re coming out. A few are missing and make for a bit of a challenge.

easy little hike in with an impressive rockhouse.

Great views and visibility in January.

My favorite trail. It is lovely and a moderate hike.


4 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.

Incredible views at the overlook. I would say more “moderate” than “easy”.

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

it’s a Easy trails! But going down to the trail is kinda of a challenge! But over all it’s still a five star hike

6 months ago

Breathtaking view

Easy trail and wonderful views!

7 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.

off road driving
7 months ago

4wd needed and a small lift. very doable on utv and atv. beautiful scenery. well kept. hopefully people will not trash the roads as it is getting tough to find places to ride.

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

8 months ago

We literally drove our car to Snoopers Rock. We were so pissed. The trail was not maintained and it reminded us of walking in the woods at our hunting camp in Mississippi. Go somewhere else. We went to Tremont Tavern afterwards and ate an excellent burger and helped us forget about the awful experience at Snoopers Rock.

We entered the Rainbow Lake trail at the small parking lot at Ohio Ave, just past Alexia Bros. We intended to do the Bee Branch loop, but the trail was narrow and overgrown. After seeing too many poisonous plants, we turned back and just did the hike down to Rainbow Lake and then back up. The kids (8 and 10) enjoyed playing in the "pond" and climbing on the rocks for about an hour. Bring a towel, spare clothes, and a snack and just relax. We left shortly after Noon on a Sunday and noticed that the parking lot was overflowing. It must be a popular spot.

Nice waterfalls, great view and nice rock climbing (top-roping options) at the end. My son and I actually camped on the edge of a cliff on Edwards Point, and it was amazing. Keep in mind, though, that it's ATV accessible, so you won't necessarily be alone, even at night after most hikers have gone home.

If you want to camp overnight, keep in mind the trailhead parking area says "no overnight parking". But I just called the local police at the number on the sign in the parking lot, and they were friendly and accommodating.

A moderate hike, runable in parts dues to rocks and roots and uphill scrambles. Well worth it for the views. Trail is a bit hard to follow near the waterfall. If pressed for time head straight to Edwards point trail bypassing most of the loop.

Beautiful hike for photos. Would have been moderate if not for humidity. I would definitely recommend.

9 months ago

Stunning views

Best hike I've been on. This one has it all! Capped off by an amazing overlook.

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