Vista Hike 3: Coopers Rock WV

Sunday, July 24 from 9:00-2:00

  • 27 US dollars
  • Coopers Rock State Forest, Bruceton Mills, WV

About the Adventure

Activity Level 4: Strenuous Guide: Lindsay This hike is the third in our three part hiking series called "Vista Hikes." Vista Hike 3 takes us down to Coopers Rock State Forest for a 7 mile loop hike. Our hike starts out with a bang - a beautiful, sweeping overlook of the Cheat River Gorge and one of the most iconic views in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. After taking in the 360 degree views, we'll begin hiking among huge rock formations and through a slot canyon called "Rock City." We'll continue hiking down a lush, Rhododendron-flanked trail, listening to the soothing sounds of Quarry Run, until we reach Cheat Lake. We'll stop here for a little lunch break. Then we begin our climb up and out of the valley with a stop at the historic 180+ year old Henry Clay Furnace. We continue hiking for two more miles along various scenic trails to return to the parking area. For those who love a vista, we have a short second hike! We'll drive down the park road to the Raven's Rock trailhead for an additional 3 mile roundtrip hike. This one features yet another scenic overlook of the Cheat River Gorge and surrounding mountains. This second hike is optional. Total distance for 1st hike: 7.2 miles. Elevation gain is 1370 feet. Total distance for Raven's Rock Hike (2nd hike) is 2.5 miles. Elevation gain is 433 feet.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel a booking, please make your cancellation at least two business days (Monday – Friday) in advance of the outing. For example, you must cancel no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday for the following weekend’s event by emailing or calling 717-433-7958. Cancellations with insufficient notice, no-shows, and late arrivals who have missed the group’s departure will not receive a refund. Refunds are issued in the form of original payment. If we cancel due to weather, you will receive a full refund. For cancellations involving an outfitter (SUP, rafting, kayaking, etc.) we follow the outfitter's cancellations policy.

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