Today, the Deckers Creek Trail initiates on the Caperton Trail at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park and offers a 1,000 foot incline over 19 miles that parallels Decker’s Creek into Reedsville. This rail-trail is popular for biking, walking, running, and more.
Deckers Creek has also had a significant role in Morgantown’s history. The first known settlement in Morgantown was created by a small band of pioneers led by Thomas Decker along the banks of Deckers Creek in 1758. Unfortunately, this settlement was destroyed by a Native American raid. However, Morgantown’s founder, Zackquill Morgan, also settled near Deckers Creek in 1766.
The Deckers Creek Trail is on the original site of the Morgantown & Kingwood Railroad at the time of its completion in 1905 and was later purchased by the B&O Railroad.
Learn more about parking for and access to the Deckers Creek Trail here.