Coopers Rock State Forest

Bruceton Mills, West Virginia 26525

Coopers Rock State Forest

Coopers Rock State Forest Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Camp in the impressive and historic high country near Morgantown, site of West Virginia University."

Coopers Rock State Forest Trip Reports

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The Rock City trail is close enough to make a good day trip but far enough to make you feel just a bit isolated. The Rock City area sits high on a ridge looking down to Cheat Lake, but you won't see any of it. The area has a different feel overall than the rocks near the concession area, not as big, less side trails, etc. But the place still has a special feel. The laurel is alive, dripping water and moss onto the rocks. The place is a Zen garden done too perfectly, all elements in their place, a gardeners dream. The formations here a otherworldly, if not just strange. Take time to enjoy them. Look a how the weathering of the rocks is much different here than at the main area. Then once you get to the end of the rocks, return by way of a path that runs along the top. Look down into the quiet world that you've just left as you pad along on soft moss and through more dwarf laurels.

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Bruceton Mills
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West Virginia State Parks
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