Scenic Getaway at Cooper Rock State Forest in West Virginia

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Scenic Coopers Rock State Forest with a great view of lakes, rivers, and valleys will make a perfect weekend getaway. This State Forest is great for hiking, biking, camping, and seeing the breathtaking views of nature. It is also perfect for a day out with friends or couples, and families with kids.

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Booking Info

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Getaway Description

Coopers Rock State Forest is a beautiful, large park that features canyon overlooks, historical sites, 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, sandstone cliffs for climbing and bouldering, cross-country ski terrain, a lake perfect for reeling in trout, and a nearby river for rafting.⁠⁠ All the hiking trails are well-marked for the visitors not to get lost.

The Coopers Rock Trail leads to a gorgeous overlook. It is a short and easy hike and you walk out on the edge of a large rock with a railing. The views are just astonishing! ⁠⁠

⁠⁠Another interesting trail is the Rock City Trail. The first part of the hike takes you through very tall trees. Then, about halfway through, you are surrounded by rocks that are about 15 to 30 feet tall!

For a more rustic view, many people take the 2-miles-hike to Raven Rock. This trail is moderately difficult, but the views are marvelous! Raven Rock juts more into the overlook of the river and gives spectacular views of the river bend. It is one of the best views in the forest! There are no railings there, so, please, be extremely careful while hiking!

The forest has a number of camping areas with plenty of picnic tables and charcoal grills, clean restroom facilities in the area, pavilions for group events, a gift shop, and a playground available for kids.


🐶 Pets Allowed: yes


The entrance to the forest is free. The cost depend on the accommodation you pick.

Where To Stay

Coopers Rock campground has 25 sites with electrical hookups, a central bathhouse with showers. All of them are reservable.

You can also stay at Mountain Creek Cabins. ⁠⁠Amazing amenities, hot tubs, fireplaces, fire pits, cozy front and back porches, and breathtaking nature views will make your cabin getaway exceptional! To learn more about the cabins, please, read our post, Deluxe Mountain Creek Cabins in West Virginia.


Located in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Great for a weekend getaway near Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New York City, Indianapolis, Louisville

• 1.5-hour drive from
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• 3-hour drive from
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• 3.5-hour drive from
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• 3.5-hour drive from
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• 4-hour drive from
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• 4.5-hour drive from
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• 4.5-hour drive from
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• 5-hour drive from
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• 5-hour drive from
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• 5.5-hour drive from
New York City
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• 6-hour drive from
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• 6-hour drive from
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