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Your guide to outdoor adventures at Coopers Rock State Forest


Located along the rim of the Cheat River Gorge, only 15 miles from Morgantown, Coopers Rock State Forest is one of West Virginia’s most popular destinations for outdoor adventures. There’s 50 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking trails, a fishing lake, and rock formations for climbing and bouldering. Overlooks give way to beautiful views of the Cheat River Gorge, and if you look close enough, you will spot birds and other wildlife. 

A perfect place for family camping trips and summer escapes, Coopers Rock has everything you need for a day trip or weekend away. Here’s what you need to know to plan a trip. 

Featured activities at Coopers Rock State Forest 

You might come for the scenic views at Coopers Rock State Forest, but there are plenty of other outdoor adventures and activities to enjoy:  

Learn more about Coopers Rocks at WV State Parks: