Coopers Rock State Forest, Bruceton Mills

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Coopers Rock State Forest is a 12,747-acre (52 km2) state forest in Monongalia and Preston counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its southern edge abuts Cheat Lake and the canyon section of Cheat River, a popular whitewater rafting river in the eastern United States.

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  • Absolutely amazing views and hiking trails. There were several trails to choose from but each one was very crowded. We did go on a Saturday in October to enjoy the fabulous fall colors and...  more »
  • Visited for the fall colors and was not disappointed. Easy day trip from Morgantown with lots of activity options. Short and long hikes are available, along with an excellent overlook that is...  more »
  • Coopers Rock State Forest is a beautiful place. If you like hiking, there are endless trails and caves to explore. Cooper's Rock has a spectacular view overlooking the Cheat River & surrounded by mountains. It's surrounded by breathtaking scenery. I can't wait to go back!
  • Breathtaking views! If you need a break from all that uphill/downhill hiking then this is the place to go. Any easy trail that leads out to the overlook and is flat. Dogs are permitted but keep leashed as it has drop offs and of course rattle snakes are known to be in this area so stick to the trail. There is a gift shop here and you can get snacks as well. Picnic areas throughout. Just a short 3 miles off of the highway brings you to the overlook parking area.

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