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

Great trails! Finally realized - follow the blue diamonds. The main trail is wide and graveled and fairly easy for just about anyone to navigate. The blue diamond trail is a bit more challenging and does have trip hazards (exposed roots, rocks, sticks) but it's a beautiful walk/jaunt/ride through woods. Wouldn't have it any other way. Enjoy!

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Good trail, easy to follow. The furnace is cool and you can go inside it.

hiking
16 days ago

The furnace itself is a cool thing to see. The trail is mostly downhill on the way to the furnace and, of course, uphill on the way back. It's a nice work out and is near a stream. This trail also intersects with other trails so you change things up if you so desire.

Great hike. Definitely watch for rattlesnakes in the open part of the clay run trail

This is a decent trail for a quiet hike. Does not get much football. However, we also saw a bear in the woods just 30-40 ft off the this trail in mid July. My first wild bear. Luckily we were a group of four people so he didnt bother us and bounded away once we made some noise. There is the scott run along the path for a good distance so dogs can drink water etc.

Went on the hike yesterday morning, and the temperature was perfect. We took the North Mont Chateau trail and veered off into some other trails, and at the end clocked in at about 11.5 miles (with 175 floors climbed)! The hike is marked well and has some great views. Walking in between some of the massive rocks, seeing the Iron Furnace and seeing the mini-beach at Cheat Lake were some of the biggest highlights. The overlook of Coopers Rock is amazing but was extremely crowded. If you come during early morning, you may have a better experience. Overall great hike, definitely worth the 5 hours for me. Check out some of my photos. Sitting down afterwards was great haha

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is MUDDY and pretty tough. If it's very dry out, this trail will still be sloppy. The return on the roadside trail is fine, but Scott Run itself is muddy, and the first 1/2 mile of the uphill is steep.

I had a day off and decided to hike this trail, since all the reviews said the trail was marked and easily followed I knew it would be a great hike. Unfortunately, it's not marked all that great and I ended up taking wrong turn that resulted in 1.5 miles out and back to get back onto the trail turning my 5 mile hike into 8.
I used the app the rest of the trail until i happened upon the end of it which wasn't well marked at all and eventually I just followed the road. Everything was beautiful, and had this been at my peak fitness a couple years ago I wouldn't have felt like I was going to die. I'd recommend using the app to guide you if you're going to follow this trail as it is actually a loop around several connecting trails. If you do that, you'll likely have a much better experience than I. Happy Trails!

Furnace trail is great. Plus it intersects with so many other awesome trails. The Clay Furnace is pretty interesting too.

Trail starts great down through huge boulders. Declines down into a valley with a beautiful creek and the clay furnace. The second half of the trail is pretty open without a lot of great scenery.

hiking
4 months ago

We came on a cold Sunday and this was a very nice, short walk. We actually continued on the Mont Chateau Trail all the way to Cheat Lake. Both Mont Chateau North and South are very rocky, much like a stream bed. We found the North trail to be harder to traverse. Definitely worth the Sunday trip!

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this hike. I am currently over 400 lbs, and I completed this in under three hours. If I can do it, you can too!

rock climbing
5 months ago

A fun little hike, especially if you enjoy bouldering. The trail is pretty flat, but the “rock city” is enchanting and provides some fun climbing, so bring your shoes and a crash pad! We went in the late fall and saw only a few other hikers.

Cool, plus there's a hidden waterfall that's runs off the lake

Nice leisurely trail!

hiking
8 months ago

I have been hiking some of the trails at Ohiopyle and Farmington Pennsylvania, and also within the Coopers Rock State Park near Morgantown, West Virginia. The drive to these aren’t bad, a twenty five to fifty minute trip. I live just a few miles east of Morgantown and walked the White Park Trails for the first time after seeing it listed on the All Trails App. It’s a wonderful trail with lots of scenery and even if you don’t mountain bike it’s neat getting a glimpse of the mountain bikers going through the trees and up and down the humps and bumps. Not only do I love this trail, but it’s right in Morgantown and only a fifteen minute drive or less from where I live. Did not know this trail system existed, so thanks for having it listed on your app. I will be hiking it quite often.

hiking
9 months ago

This was a fun, short trail! Was the only person on the trail today! Clearly marked, well-maintained!

I enjoyed a stupendous mountain bike ride on this trail. I rode the loop counterclockwise and enjoyed just enough rocks, roots and climb for a 66 year old on a dual suspension trail bike.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun, easy walk through the rocks. Would like to go back and take my time to enjoy the formations. It was pretty busy when I was there, so I would like to go back during a weekday to enjoy the trail in solitude.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Nice wide trail and the furnace is really cool.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

The recommended route is good - except the final stretch on the clay trail is open to the sun and is a flat fire road - probably could have taken a different course. Highly recommend deviating at the beginning and starting on rattlesnake trail and then cutting over along the giant boulders. Very beautiful.

trail running
Monday, July 10, 2017

If you like tons of rocks, natural Waterways on trail and it's really not a loop it connects with the roadside Trail after 2.5 Mi then this Trail is for you.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Good hike on a beautiful day. The rock city trail will test your feet but still a good loop. Be sure to check out Ravens Rock.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful! Peaceful and enjoyable for the entire family!

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful! Peaceful and enjoyable for the entire family!

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

One of my favorite trails in Cooper's Rock --- I very rarely see anyone else using it.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Really had a good time on this trail when we went. The furnace was really cool and we even found some geocaches!

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