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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  • Wonderful state park in West Virginia! Has views and wonderful hiking. Trails are well marked and the Rock City is great too. Everything was nicely kept, bathrooms included. And very nice store...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park with great hikes and views. There are also easier walkways to the vistas if you are unable to hike. Definitely a destination park. I wish we had more time to explore. We look....  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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