November 8, 2013 by trentcu
Though those who are not overly familiar with the area may be hesitant to explore the mountains of West Virginia by foot due to concerns reinforced by Hollywood of the hills being populated with deformed, inbred cannibals, I can assure you that those concerns are unfounded.
Do we West Virginians REALLY look that threatening?
All kidding aside, West Virginia is well known across the country for the tremendous hiking opportunities it provides, with local Coopers Rock State Forest being a well reviewed location, offering great terrain diversity and a wide array of trails to hikers.
Men looking to stay in shape can help meet that objective by taking advantage of the proximity of the park and the trails it provides. It is something that southwest Pennsylvania resident Tyler Robskie frequently does by jogging the Roadside Trail (shown below) twice a month.
“It’s just a great place to exercise,” he said. “The quality of the setting really helps the experience.”
Though Robskie prefers the smoother, more level trails, the park also offers much more uneven, challenging stretches of terrain for those looking to exercise more muscle groups and test their balance and agility, as the following image I captured illustrates.
The above images display only a ridiculously small portion of the diverse terrain of the Coopers Rock State Forest. It offers a tremendous opportunity for exercise and recreation for Morgantown men looking to briefly get away from the city setting.
Another thing I can attest to, having explored the trail for hours to gather images, is that Coopers Rock is a 100% blood-thirsty mutant free zone.