Coopers Rock Area

Coopers Rock Overlook in winter

With its close proximity to town and its wide range of outdoor activities, Coopers Rock State Forest is the prime outdoor playground for the Morgantown area. The unique rock formations at the rim of the Cheat River Canyon along with the old growth forest and rhododendron gardens provide interesting places to explore while picnicking or  Rock Climbing

Camping allows the visitor an overnight option within the forest. The trails of Coopers Rock allow visitors to explore off the beaten path. This can be done in all seasons.  Hiking and  Mountain Biking can be done during the three warmer seasons, while Cross Country Skiing provides a whole new experience in the winter. 

Across the highway are more trails to hike and mountain bike within the  WVU Forest and Chestnut Ridge Park which offers more Camping.

8 Wonders of Coopers Rock (Highland Outdoors)