Red Creek is a name that occurs in different parts of the US. One such community exists in Tucker county of West Virginia. Located by the West Virginia route, this community area has an interesting history. It was previously known as Flanagan Hill, which was the name given to the region after the settler Ebenezer Flanagan. However, it was renamed as Red Creek by William Raines, who was the first postmaster of the region and he did not want the area to be known after the Flanagan family who was Republicans.
The area was thus named after the nearby creek that flowed through the area. The climate of the region was known to be mild with slight differences in temperature in the cold or the warm summer months and it rained adequately through the year. The climate here can be termed as a marine west coast climate. What is unique about this place are the extensive trails that exist here and run the course of the river. My friend who works at Steele Carpet Cleaning visited here last summer and hiked all of the trails with me. It was amazing. The Monongahela national forest located in West Virginia, as well as the theDolly Sods wilderness, are some distinctive natural landscapes that are known for the sweeping vistas that one can see along with wonderful meadows, rolling creeks, beaver dams, aspen and spruce groves and so forth. The trails also have loops that make certain hikes, interesting and challenging as well.
The Red Creek trail which is a popular name for this defined hike trail starts south of the Laneville cabin; it then veers east and goes through green, lush meadows as well as forest areas as it follows the meandering course of the Red Creek. The trail goes through an old railroad segment that was used by the timber industry in the yesteryears; there are streams to be crossed at such sections that often have strong undercurrents caused by snow melts or severe rains. The trail has several scenic and interesting parts. Once the difficult channel area is crossed one move on to the Little Stone coal trail which also follows a rail corridor that was built in olden times. As one moves to wide areas such as the Rocky point trail region, there are canyon views of the Breathed Mountain that are marvelous to behold.
For those who wish to follow a hiking trail spanning several days, they will find that the trail moves uphill for about four miles after it crosses the junction of Rocky Point trail. There are subalpine terrains and moss-covered areas to cross which are wildlife areas to catch sight of coyotes, black bears, and other wildlife. At the northern endpoint of the trail, one moves through the Breathed Mountains and finds the Blackbird Knob Trail which meanders through rocky terrain as well as spruce forest areas. The hiking trail is akin to a large loop and it re-emerges at the Laneville cabin from where it starts. Many people come here to hike the trail and they will find several accommodation facilities in the Canaan Valley, by Laneville road as well as by the forest route and at Dolly Sods wilderness area.