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West Virginia - Rhododendron Trail to Henry Clay Iron Furnace

Rhododendron Trail to the Henry Clay Iron Furnace and back followed by the Underlook Trail up to Coopers Rock Overlook

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sharon Jones. 

The first 5 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale. It is a moderate (steep) hike, well-marked with an elevation gain of less than 1,000 feet. Novice hikers welcome!

Rhododendron Trail Out and Back followed by the Underlook Trail up to Coopers Rock Overlook

Date: May 20, 2018
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking area inside the state park near the campground/concession stand/gift shop at 8:45 AM. Hike will start at 9:00 AM.
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: Approximately 2.5 Miles Combined
Elevation Gain: 378 Feet on the Rhododendron Trail and about 100 Feet on the Underlook Trail

Location: Coopers Rock State Forest 61 County Line Drive, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

Dogs: Yes – must be on a leash
Permits / Passes: N/A

Track: The first portion of the hike (Rhododendron Trail) is two miles out and back.

The second portion of the hike (Underlook Trail) is essentially a loop that ends with a 100 foot rock scramble up to the Coopers Rock Overlook.

Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, 1 - 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.