Coopers Rock

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.95 out of 5
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Intermediate
50
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 500 ft
2,155
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Something for everyone, tough hills, sweet downs, or you can just tinker around the flats near the top of the mountain. I can't Coopers isn't on the site. Best biking in Northern WV/ Western MD, hands down.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (20)
 

Bunny Hop

November 9, 2017
 
Review: I had a few hours to try out the local trails while traveling through the area. Trails had some good flow, lots of rocks, and a moderate amount of technical aspects. The woods along the trails were beautiful to ride through this time of year. I'd ride these trails again if the opportunity presented itself, but I probably wouldn't make a special trip.

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Bunny Hop

July 5, 2017
LevetoGK Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Awesome riding. Beautiful scenery. Watch for snakes. We saw a three foot long rattlesnake right on the trail.

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Granny Gear

June 8, 2017
 
Review: I love these trails. I live 20 mins away. The negative reviewers seem to have hit all the wrong trails. There are some fire roads. But there are more awesome trails. However, like everything in WV, you must be prepared to pedal. If you want to go down then you have to go up. There are some steep climbs which rewards you w some fun downhills - Ridge, Rohdedendrum, Rail Grade, Monte Chateau to the lake.

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Granny Gear

February 24, 2017
MtbRydr Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not really a MTB place. Washed out logging roads dominate the park. They lack flow, have few interesting features and littered with hikers. Ridge road was the most entertaining, with fast rocky drops good for aggressive riders. Big bear lake is close and miles of smiles.

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Granny Gear

February 24, 2017
johnnyoc1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not much single track here. Avoid. Yes, this is well regarded for MTB by a few folks for some reason that completely escapes me. Local bike shop gave it a thumbs up, and the singletracks page opens with "Best biking in NW West Virginia Hands down." Allow me to modify: "Worst biking in NW West Virgina: Thumbs down." If your idea of mountain biking is wandering up and down messy washed out fire roads then this is for you. Spent 3.5 disappointing hours riding here on an otherwise beautiful day. Very little singletrack, all trails are pretty much arrow straight and wide enough to accommodate mule carts as they were once developed for.) Oh, and for beginners who like uneventful doublewides... well I'm not sure that this place is for you either as the climbs are exceedingly steep, long and messy: loose rocks, sticks, errosion, etc. What positive things to say? No real features to speak of though there is tons of potential for this place since it has an abundance of rock and ledge. Good views from Coopers Rock and it was fun (and suicidal) bombing down "rock city/ ridge trail" (Very steep loose and messy but again, not really a MTB DH, just a washed out cart road with occasional hikers to alarm and plenty of loose, grapefruit sized rocks and tree litter to slip and crash on). If you like purpose built single track with rock gardens, jumps, switch backs, head over to Big Bear Lake which is loaded with great trails and good features. Hope this place gets better developed for MTB.

Similar Trail: ATV trails, cart roads, ski mobile trails... you get the picture.

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Trailblazer


September 11, 2016
 
Review: I really enjoyed this trail system. Park in the first parking lot on the right when you first enter the park and hit the trail head at the far end of the parking lot. This is a really good warm up section (Roadside trail). From there is your choice of what you're in the mood for. There are some pretty fantastic downhill sections here. But remember what goes down, must come up. I hope you enjoy climbing because this place has it. I enjoyed the advanced ski trail. Its a super long but pretty mellow climb as far as steepness and technical features go. I had a good time here and will definitely be heading back.

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Bunny Hop

May 5, 2015
 
Review: Lots of fun trails, and a lot of great views!

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Gnarly

December 19, 2014
rsb201 Gnarly  
 
Review: Located in a State forest please take caution in the fall for they allow hunting. Advance ski trail down to the furnace is a blast. Rock city is a must. I suggest picking up a map from the visitors center. There is a full day of riding if you know what direction to go in

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Granny Gear

June 8, 2014
Roadkill8D Granny Gear  
 
Review: Lots of trails with lots of hill climbs. I enjoyed advanced ski trail to Chateau Trail on the ride down to the lake. Chateau Trail was a technical bit thought a mess of roadies LOADS of FUN. Had a dip in the lake then climbed back up grate ride.

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Gramcounter

February 17, 2014
Matt_Noel Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice real mountain biking.

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Coopers Rock MTB Trail 3.95 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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