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- Distance: 20.6
Location: 39.0335578918457, -79.3265686035156
Wind whips along the open prairie filled with brushy magenta rhodedendron.
Location: 39.0322456359863, -79.3401565551758
Rock-hop across Red Creek then up a grassy knoll for mountain views.
Rock Shrewn Trail
Location: 39.0330467224121, -79.3821258544922
A cairn indicates the right direction over an indistinguishable trail of large rock.
Location: 38.9998168945312, -79.359001159668
Brittle leaves crunch beneath hikers’ feet as they blanket the trail and the forest floor.
Red River Overlook
Location: 39.0165519714356, -79.353874206543
Fall comes to the Red River region.
Location: 39.0335693359375, -79.3141174316406
From lot, follow the sign for Breathed Mtn. Loop
Location: 39.0320091247559, -79.3407211303711
Rock-hop across Red Creek then up grassy knoll for mtn. views
Location: 39.0324516296387, -79.3434371948242
Straight @ 3-way, keeping S of Blackbird Knob
Location: 39.030689239502, -79.3487930297852
L onto Red Creek Trail at giant cairn; scramble around spruce and mountain laurel
Location: 39.0196800231934, -79.352912902832
Skirt creek on R side until cairn, then safely cross the Left Fork before it joins the swifter, deeper Red Creek
Location: 39.017520904541, -79.3538131713867
Turn R up steep hillside to begin loop. Trees thin as you climb the rock-littered singletrack
Location: 39.0185699462891, -79.3574981689453
Trail abruptly hits rock garden and false summit; keep straight, following cairns towards a grassy sod
Location: 39.0334587097168, -79.3845977783203
Turn L; gently descend the often wet, muddy Big Stone Coal Trail, once an old railroad route for hauling coal
Location: 39.0199584960938, -79.3793334960938
Cross Stone Coal Run; good flat spots to camp before it gets steep and rocky again
Location: 39.0048904418945, -79.3767471313476
Keep L to stay on Big Stone Coal Trail
Location: 38.9977684020996, -79.3716583251953
L onto Rocky Point Trail. Traverse rugged, thin shelf above valley
Location: 38.9874114990234, -79.3679580688476
Rugged trail bends N around Breathed Mtn., with stellar views of Dolly Sods and the Greater Monongahela NF
Location: 38.9998893737793, -79.3595809936524
Swing L, winding N along mossy boulders of Red Creek. Loop closes in 1.4 mi.; at WPT 6, retrace steps back to lot