Red Creek Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Red Creek Trail is a 12.3 mile out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,689 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is great. For people complaining that it is not maintained. Its called back country!!!

6 months ago

amazing spots to chill

hiking
6 months ago

The creek itself is pretty. The trail is not well maintained. It is muddy and slippery. I wanted to like it more than I did. I was glad I did the hike but will probably not be going back.

backpacking
7 months ago

Red Creek is a great hike. I did this with a friend as part of a three day/two night Dolly Sods trip. As with many of the trails in the Dolly Sods be careful to stay on trail— at times it is easy to get sidetracked.
There are some spectacular campgrounds along the upper parts of this trail. We stayed at one with a waterfall that was perfect to sit under after a tough day of hiking.

backpacking
7 months ago

I love this place

7 months ago

I’ve been going to Dolly Sods for many years, and absolutely love it ❤️

backpacking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Be prepared to get muddy and wet. Lots of bogs and mud everywhere! I forget which trails exactly in Dolly Sods but you will cross some creeks. Some have stepping rocks, some don't! These trails are insanely beautiful but very difficult in most areas due to the terrain.

backpacking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

The trails are tough and demanding... the amount of trash left here is blasphemy.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Great trail. Lots of camping spots along the river. Can't wait to come back once the weather warms up.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Amazing even in February! Lots of creek crossings and changes in terrain! Couldn't make the loop because we would have had to cross the raging river! Definitely will return.

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Really rocky even in the flat sections. Lost the trail at the first real creek crossing but eventually found it again.

backpacking
Monday, September 12, 2016

This is an outstanding backpack trail, beware high volume. Be sure to combat hi pH, as the water you'll be drinking is quite acidic... Some route finding/navigation skills are needed at lower elevation, especially when at crossings... no blazes and VERY FEW cairns to rely on. Do yourself a favor and bring a 24K topo.

backpacking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

It's an ideal outing when the weather cooperates.

hiking
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hiking
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

backpacking
Monday, April 03, 2017

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