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Get into the spooky spirit of things by wandering through a haunted trail or spook walk in your area! Ideal for thrill-seekers, spook walks are a fun and unique way to celebrate the Halloween Season. These walks and trails feature some seriously creepy monsters, so be sure to prepare yourself before venturing off!
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The Halloween Season is the perfect time to enjoy a good scare, so get into the spooky spirit of things by wandering through a Haunted Trail in your area! Taking its thrill-seeking visitors through dimly lit paths of wooded areas, spooky walks are a unique way to feed your appetite for fright during the Halloween Season. Easily search and find the local Trails nearest you, by simply searching within your area!
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This type of haunted attraction usually takes place indoors and is intended to create a scary entertainment experience. The scares can get pretty intense so be sure to check their website if you intend to bring small children. Click on the links below to see how many haunted houses there are near: Chicago Area Haunted Houses - Denver Haunted Mines, Spooky Trails and Haunted Houses - Houston Haunted Houses - Kansas City Haunted Trails
Hayrides usually involve seating the haunt enthusiast on the some sort of flatbed trailer towed behind farm equipment. The winding path rolls attendees past special effects, crazed actors and spooky lighting. One fun variation involves shooting zombies with paintballs. - Houston Haunted Trails and Hayrides - Columbus Area Haunts and Haunted Trails - Memphis Hayrides and Zombie Paintball
Haunted trails fall into two categories. In haunted forests (or haunted woods) the visitor walks a path carved through a scary forest setting. Corn mazes place the same concept into a cornfield setting. - Wichita Corn Mazes - Milwaukee Haunted Trails - Charlotte Area Haunted Forests
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Many farms across the country offer family friendly attractions at pumpkin patches and fall festivals. Face painting, petting zoos, corn or hay-bale mazes, pick your own pumpkins and "boo" barns are typical activities that you will find at these fun Halloween events: Baltimore Fall Festivals - Bridgeport Pumpkin Patches - Ohio Boo Barns
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...the Hickory Grove Haunted Trail has been in operation. What started out with a couple of friends and a crazy idea has turned into a tradition in Gaston County. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us through the years. We could not have been successful without you. We have always had a tremendous amount of help and support from family, friends, and different organizations in our community.
Settled in the backwoods of the South Fork River, the Hickory Grove Haunted Trail is one of the original and oldest haunted attractions in the Charlotte, N.C. area. The staff here at HGHT is dedicated to giving our visitors the thrill they are seeking. Our guides will lead you through a dark winding path filled with uncertainty and suspense! If you're ready for a heart pounding stroll on a brisk autumn night. If you have a passion for Horror or are curious about the unknown or unseen. We dare you to enter our woods! Returning Halloween to the way it was meant to be-no Hollywood aliens or make believe monsters-no theme park attractions."The woods are eerie, dark and deep" come and see what Halloween is all about at the Hickory Grove Haunted Trail! If you have never visited us here at HGHT, we invite you to join us this year.
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Do you love hiking? Do you enjoy ghost stories? Grab a hiking buddy and hit these top haunted trails across the country.
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The three-mile Transept Trail in the Grand Canyon’s North Rim is one of the best-known haunted paths, since stories of the Wailing Woman are well documented by hikers. She’s often seen at night wearing a white dress with blue flowers, bemoaning, according to local lore, her husband and son who died in a hiking accident.
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On select October nights, our 275 acre farm is transformed into the scariest haunted trail in the region. If you are looking for a new and out of the ordinary way to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing this October, Scarrigan Farms is the place for you.
This is not a trail for kids. If you’re under 12 come back when you’re old enough. We’ll be waiting. If someone hasn’t peed in their pants by the end of the night we know we haven’t done our job.
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Chicagoland’s famous family entertainment center has been providing affordable fun since 1975. Whether it’s celebrating birthdays , company events or family and friends gathering together, we have everyone’s favorite games and attractions! Come enjoy our award-winning miniature golf course, go-karts, jr. go-karts, batting cages, amusement rides, games, and Lazer Frenzy Challenge .
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So much fun here. The games, miniature golf, go carts for the younger ones and older kids, batting cages keep everyone entertained. Grew up going here, and so happy that I get to bring my kids.
It was amazing to be able to take my children to the same place I used to take my little sisters 20 years ago
Haunted hills is a fantastic and affordable place to take your children for a mini vacation or just a little stress relief.
I’ve been coming here since a kid and now that my kids are 4yr and 8yr they love it. The place is small but it’s cool and laid back. Not pricey either.
This place was so fun! Went here with my family, we played some games, ate some really good pizza, and then we went go karting. So fun 10/10 recommend.
The staff are nice and really try to help customers. I was nervous about allowing my kids on the big go carts. They staff reassured me that it was safe and watched my kids around the track.
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Within these woods hide grimacing creatures, crazed, mad, and infected. Take a step into the darkness, preparing to confront your deepest fears head-on. Test your nerves and push beyond your limits. You are assured an encounter with your innermost terrors that will both challenge and unsettle you.
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12 haunted trails in the pacific northwest where horror lurks.
Want to celebrate All Hallows Eve this year but still get outside for some hiking fun? Visit one of these PNW spots to get your spine-tingling chill on.
Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you enjoy haunted trails ? Want to experience the terror of coming face to face with the dreaded red-eyed children? Think you’re brave enough to take a night hike to one of these creepy places in the great northwest? Who knows, maybe you’ll even encounter Bigfoot on one of these Haunted Pacific Northwest Trails. Or just maybe, they aren’t haunted at all and these stories are all hype. You be the judge.
The following haunted hiking trails are all in different areas across Oregon and Washington. Let us know in the comments if you have anything to add!
Haunted Trails You May Never Return From
1. iron goat trail, leavenworth, washington.
In 1910 almost 100 lives were lost as this railroad disaster is said to be the worst of its kind in United States history.
After the tragedy, the tracks were moved, although the tunnels, as shown in the photo above, still remain. You will travel an easy loop for about 5.7 miles, but it’s the tunnels you need to worry about.
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The avalanche that caused the disaster and the derailing of two passenger trains is said to have sealed the spirits of the unlucky passengers in the tunnels, who are still trying to escape their tomb. Some who hike this trail claim that the victims of the Wellington avalanche are still there. There have been reports of disembodied voices echoing through the avalanche tunnel when no one else is there or no one else accompanying them has spoken.
The tracks were moved after the tragedy, but the tunnels remain. Read more here for a full article on this trail.
2. Scaponia Park, Vernonia, Oregon
The story has it that a drifter who made his money stealing horses, was killed here at Scaponia Park by a lynch mob when locals found out about his crimes. It’s said he was killed with his small dog, and his remains were buried on the banks of the river under an oak tree.
Visitors claim to have seen the shadowy figure of a man with his pup at night, wandering along the banks of the Nehalem River. Campers here as well claim to see the man… Could he be looking for another horse to steal?
Scapponia Park is part of the much larger Crown Zellerbach Trail in Columbia County.
3. Malheur Butte, Malheur County, Oregon
"What I saw is something I never wish to see again in my life. My boyfriend and I were in the car just talking and all of a sudden you could hear a bone creaking sound and see a shadow that seemed to just move closer and closer. It looked like it had skinny legs, a big head, and was on all fours but it didn't seem to wanna attack...it was just was moving closer and standing there but it had no eyes...."
Does this eerie dead volcano not look creepy as hell? It’s known as Malheur Butte, and it’s said to also be a former meeting spot for a powerful coven of witches. Locals here are convinced the witches will return and have left their shadows behind to protect the land. Folks have also reported seeing menacing apparitions that resemble small dogs in the area.
One woman was chased off the grounds by a "shadowy creature" (although Malheur Butte is on Private Property, so it may not have been an angry spirit, but a furious landowner). Hikers and visitors have even claimed to have been chased away by “menacing shadows that screech”.
The name Malheur even translates directly in French as "Evil Hour". Creepy indeed. Although this isn't exactly one of many haunted Pacific Northwest trails, solely due to the weirdness surrounding it we had to add it to the list.
4. Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon
Lithia Park has quite the history of gruesome crimes. According to stories, this 93-acre park is haunted by many ghosts. Back in 1875, a young girl is said to have been brutally raped and murdered near the dock pond, and visitors claim to have seen a blue mist forming above the pond at night – and even been chased by this ghostly mist through the park.
Another ghost was a train robber, who retreated to Lithia Park after you guessed it…robbing a train. The story goes a group of vigilantes took revenge into their own hands and drowned the man. People have claimed to see the apparition of the disfigured train robber hanging out in the park.
5. Lime Kiln Trail, Granite Falls, Washington
The Lime Kiln Trail is actually the southern half of the Robe Canyon Trail. A railroad once ran along this canyon but the bridge, which spanned the river, is no more. As haunted Pacific Northwest trails go, this one's a doozy.
This is a truly bizarre and creepy “haunted” hiking trail. Cultists and animal sacrifices are said to have happened here. Old saw blades and bricks scattered about and an abandoned lime kiln give this eerie place an extra chill.
You may feel the hairs on your neck stand up as you hike this trail…
That may be a sign it’s time to go.
6. Tillamook Head, Ecola State Park, Oregon
On any sunny day, this 6.3-mile roundtrip hike along the Tillamook Head Trail is absolutely beautiful. But when that fog creeps in, the forest gets pretty damn spooky. And with the World War II-era bunkers here , they definitely add another level of creepiness.
Don’t forget the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. This decommissioned lighthouse has been nicknamed “Terrible Tilly” due to the horrendous weather conditions that have slammed it for nearly 150 years. At different times, Terrible Tilly has even been used as a columbarium—which is a place where cremated remains are stored.
7. North Creek Trail, Tyron Creek State Park, Oregon
Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Portland's only state park within a city, is located in the middle of the trail of Tryon Creek, a nearly 5-mile tributary of the Willamette River. The fresh-cut lumber may seem normal, especially for Oregon, however, the last time the area was majorly logged was in the late 1800s. But logging can’t be done without manpower...or ghostpower?
People have reported hearing the sound of horses whinnying and disembodied voices of men talking, specifically on the North Creek Trailhead. It is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of men who worked as loggers in the area at the turn of the 20th century. If you dare, take this hike, and listen closely. You might just hear the ghosts of loggers past.
8. Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
When I think of Multnomah Falls , the natural wonder that attracts approximately 2.5 million visitors yearly, the last things I think about are haunted Pacific Northwest trails. But this beautiful waterfall has a secret. It’s been told in legend that a Native American maiden leaped to her death from the top of the falls to save her village from illness. Some who visit have even said to feel her presence, while others claim to have even seen her face appear within the white water. The woman is most commonly seen during winter when she is said to return where she sacrificed her own life for her people.
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9. Hoh River Trail, Olympic National Forest, Washington
In the land of Sasquatch sightings and Twilight vampire fame, there may also be a cult of satanic worshippers lurking in this pristine Washington rainforest. As recently as the 1970s there have been reports of “goat-looking men, wearing dark robes, with hooves for feet”. Some even believe Lucifer’s minions here on Earth are somewhere on the Hoh River Trail, trying to bring their master into the physical realm.
Believe what you want, but keep your eyes peeled for 6'8" shaggy creatures and sparkly vampires with red eyes.
10. Camp Muir, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
It seems almost yearly there is a death here, attributed to a fall by a climber – and some of these bodies have never been recovered. The views here are incredible, and the trek to Camp Muir is exhilarating, but it's a hike not to be taken lightly. The weather can change unexpectedly, and it’s definitely considered more of a dangerous hike.
Back in 1970, pioneers Hazard Stevens and Philemon Van Trump were determined to climb the mountain. Their Nisqually guides refused to take them no further than timberline – thinking they were crazy to even attempt it. According to the book Haunted Hikes: Spine Tingling Tales and Trails from North America’s National Parks, “the mountain’s personality, according to their mythology, was that of a disgruntled, scorned wife who sucked people into her cave-like stomach and devoured them.”
11. The Witch's Castle, Forest Park, Portland, Oregon
The Witch’s Castle may be the most notorious of haunted Pacific Northwest trails. On this Portland hike, you'll find a creepy stone house in the middle of the forest. Legend has it that back in 1850, Danford Balch, Mortimer Stump, and Stump's family lived here in this home. It’s said Danford had fallen in love with Stump’s 15-year-old daughter Anna who eventually ran off to Vancouver to elope against Stump’s wishes. The love was short-lived, and the story goes that Stump’s wife “bewitched” Balch. Mortimer Stump ended up with a bullet in the head by Balch and was hanged. The “witch” is said to have continued living here in the stone home, long after both their deaths. Unexplained paranormal activity is said to have occurred here at the Witch’s House and is attributed to the ghosts of Danford, Mortimer, Anna, and the witch.
The more reasonable (and accurate) explanation is that The Witch's Castle is simply an old abandoned public bathroom erected by Parks and Rec and never torn down. The Balches and Stumps are real people in P-Town's history, and their story is a lot more fun than a boring old loo.
12. Silver Star Mountain, South Cascades, Washington
The road up Silver Star Mountain isn’t easy, and accessing the scenic views is tough. Several hikers have reported brief sightings of a large creature in the woods. Could it be Sasquatch? There are said to have been constant sightings here. In November of 2005, a hiker even got a picture of Sasquatch on Silver Star:
“On November 17, 2005, I was looking to the south from the summit of Silver Star Mountain. On the ridge across from me, I saw something I thought looked a little strange, so I got out my camera and took some pictures. Right after I took the first shot it moved or stood up, and I took another picture. It then moved toward the south, away from me. I had to readjust because the wind was so strong, and it was difficult to move because the snow was waist-deep. I got closer to a rock to steady myself and took another picture. By then it was moving down the hill. I don’t think it was another backpacker or snowshoer.” -- Randee Chase
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Haunts & Hikes: 10 Haunted Trails That Give Us The Creeps After Dark
These top haunted US hiking trails offer more than just views; they are said to be walked by ghosts. Visitor beware! Some are friendlier than others.
- Fall foliage hikes are popular in New England, but some adventurers may be interested in haunted hikes for a spookier experience.
- Trails like Bloody Lane in Maryland and North Rim in Oregon have eerie stories and paranormal encounters that hikers have reported.
- Whether it's the Wailing Woman in Arizona or the Jersey Devil in New Jersey, there are haunted hiking trails across the US that offer a chilling experience.
Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the US, with countless beautiful natural landscapes and interesting urban paths to explore. During the fall, adventurers find themselves looking for a specific kind of hike, with many favoring the most scenic fall foliage hikes in the New England region .
Some hikers, however, may be interested in something on the spookier side. With Halloween right around the corner, some may find themselves ditching the haunted houses and corn mazes in search of the real thing. In addition to many haunted places around the US , there are a number of eerie hikeable haunted trails guarded by the souls of the past.
Those feeling brave can try their hand at walking one of these haunted US hikes. But beware, travelers rarely find themselves alone on the trail.
For safety reasons, several of these trails close at sunset. Don’t worry, though; their ghostly guardians have made plenty of appearances during the day as well.
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10 bloody lane trail, antietam national battlefield, maryland.
If the name wasn’t enough to give hikers the creeps, the story behind this Maryland trail certainly will. The 1.6-mile route starts at the Visitors Center of Antietam National Battlefield, and from there, it takes visitors right onto the frontlines.
Hiking in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers, who are said to have fallen “ row by row ” under enemy fire, many hikers report hearing gunshots and shouting, echoes of the past reliving their final moments. Regardless of the spectral company, there is no doubt that walking along the path where hundreds of deaths occurred is enough to make anyone visiting this haunted hiking trail take pause.
About the Bloody Lane Trail
- Distance: 1.6 miles
- Difficulty: Easy
- Haunted By: Civil War Soldiers
- Entrance Fee: $20/vehicle
- Hours: Dawn to Dusk
9 North Rim Trail, Tryon Creek State Park, Oregon
The only state park in Oregon, Tryon Creek State Park is said to be hiding more than just great views; it's home to some of the best haunted hikes in the US. The park preserves an old logging area, which ended in the early 1960s, but that hasn’t stopped the activity in the area.
Those who hike the North Rim Trail of the park, in particular, have reported horses walking along the trail and the sounds of men getting ready for the day. This is particularly true at dawn or right before a big storm (a nod to the Columbus Day storm that ended logging in the area). While no tragedy beckons these men back to the forest, it is clear that a few aren’t quite ready to call it a day.
About the North Rim Trail
- Haunted By: Loggers and their Horses
- Entrance Fee: FREE
8 Transept Trail, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is a fantastic autumn destination with plenty of fall activities to enjoy . A destination as famous as the Grand Canyon is bound to attract a few ghost stories, but the Wailing Woman, who haunts the Transept Trail along the North Rim, may just be the most infamous.
Over the years, many night hikers have claimed to see a woman in a white dress with blue flowers wailing into the night about the loss of her husband and son in a hiking accident along the same trail. Since Grand Canyon National Park is open 24/7, night hikers may find themselves with unexpected company along this tragic trail.
About the Transept Trail
- Distance: 3.7 miles
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Haunted By: The Wailing Woman
- Entrance Fee: $35/vehicle
- Hours: 24/7
Regardless of ghostly company, night hiking is inherently more risky than equivalent day hikes. Always bring proper equipment and let someone know the hiking details unless visitors want to find themselves becoming the next ghostly apparition.
7 Batona Trail, New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey
The Batona Trail through New Jersey is an expansive 53-mile path through the Pinelands National Reserve and is considered one of the most haunted hiking trails in the US. While this trail isn’t haunted by the traditional pale visitors, there is one creature that locals say calls the forest home.
A winged demon, nicknamed the Jersey Devil, supposedly prowls the Batona Trail. The demon came into being when a woman named Mrs. Leeds cursed her 13th child, wishing it was the devil. That same hooved monster still lives in the woods, and those who wander through its home at night may just hear its blood-curdling scream along this haunted hiking trail.
About the Batona Trail
- Distance: 53.5 miles
- Difficulty: Strenuous
- Haunted By: The Jersey Devil
While hiking the Batona Trail is free, overnight camping is only allowed in designated areas and will require a small fee ( $3/person a night with a $10 processing fee ).
6 Hell Hollow, Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut
Pachaug State Forest in Connecticut is rumored to be one of the most haunted places on the East Coast , the final resting place of a long-gone community. Several spirits are rumored to wander the forest, and the best way to find them is to hike Hell Hollow.
This rocky, moderately challenging incline leads to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the park. Don’t be surprised, though, if, particularly as dark approaches, something different fills the air. Hikers report hearing piercing shrieks, said to be the spirit of a murdered Native American woman. Others claim she was a witch from the small town, too evil to be buried with the rest of her people.
Whoever she is, she tends to leave guests questioning their decision to hike one of the most haunted trails in the US.
About Hell Hollow
- Distance: 3.8 miles
- Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
- Haunted By: A Shrieking Woman
- Hours: 8am - Sunset
5 Ghost House Trail, Big Ridge State Park, Tennessee
Tennessee is a haven for outdoor adventures, with the beautiful Smoky Mountains offering a variety of things to do . In the lesser-known Big Ridge State Park, however, there is something more sinister afoot.
The park itself has dozens of miles of trails, but there is no doubt the Ghost Loop Trail is the spookiest. Running right past the ruins of the Hutchinson family farm, as well as the adjacent graveyard, it doesn’t take hikers long to feel they aren’t alone. The Hutchinson family, particularly their young daughter Mary, who died of tuberculosis, and their beloved family dog can still be heard in the woods, singing and panting away.
Other visitors, including the ghost of Peter Graves, who was scalped by locals, and a witch who was supposedly hung in these same woods, may also pay a visit under the right circumstances.
About the Ghost House Trail (Ghost Loop Trail)
- Distance: 1.2 miles
- Haunted By: The Hutchinson Family, Their Dog, A Witch, and Peter Graves
- Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
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4 norton creek trail, great smoky mountains, north carolina.
One of the most haunted hikes in America, the Norton Creek Trail has been spooking travelers since the Cherokee people lived in the Great Smoky Mountains. Considering the mountains are home to over 150 graveyards , it’s no surprise a few guests enjoy an evening stroll.
The ghost of Norton Creek Trail, however, seems to be particularly fond of putting a scare in her guests. The Cherokee people claimed a witch named Spearfinger haunted the area, and those legends continue to the present day. With her one long stone finger, she was said to lure wandering children to their deaths.
A more modern (and benevolent) twist on this story is that a settler died in the woods while searching for his daughter. Today, he appears as a glowing orb to guide lost hikers home.
Regardless of who appears, visitors to Norton Creek Trail had best pack an extra dose of courage for the way home.
About the Norton Creek Trail
- Distance: 6 miles
- Haunted By: Spearfinger the Witch and A Dead Settler (and potentially many more individuals)
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3 black star canyon trail, los angeles, california.
There are a number of surprisingly scenic spots where visitors can be one with nature in Los Angeles , but for those really looking to rough it, the Black Star Canyon Trail outside the city is the perfect spooky solution; plus, it rightfully earns its place among the best haunted hiking trails in the US.
The trail itself is challenging, with a steep incline and a scramble over large boulders at the end. What really makes this trail stand out, however, is its creepy backstory. The site of several skirmishes between Native Americans and incoming settlers often turned deadly, and those restless spirits have been unable to move on.
While a portion of this haunted US hike has been designated as a California Historical Landmark, that hasn’t stopped the ghosts of both the settlers (particularly one named James Gregg) and the Native American, from seeking revenge.
About Black Star Canyon Trail
- Distance: 7.5 miles
- Haunted By: Settler James Gregg and Murdered Native Americans
Want to experience this haunted canyon but hoping to bring some backup? Haunted Orange County offers a Black Star Canyon Ghost Walk , perfect for a nighttime adventure among the dead.
2 Greenleaf Hut Trail, White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
The mountains of the US are one of the greatest keepers of the secrets of the past. Many souls throughout the year have lingered among the trees, and this seems to be the case at the Greenleaf Hut in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.
The Greenleaf Hut, built at the end of the Old Bridle Path trail, is a challenge to get to, so much so that it took the lives of two hikers many years ago. Those hikers are reportedly still searching the area around the hut, and those who book one of the bunkrooms have reported eyes staring at them in the night and hands running along the windows.
With a haunted trail and a haunted hut, this may just be one of the most haunted hikes in the US.
Greenleaf Hut via the Old Bridle Path Trail
- Distance: 5.4 miles
- Haunted By: Two Hikers
Want to stay at the Greenleaf Hut ? The Greenleaf Hut closes on October 21st, but there are still a couple of weeks to enjoy a haunted stay.
1 Iron Goat Trail, Washington
Of all the ghost stories along all the haunted trails across the US, there is one trail that consistently sits at the top of the list. The site of nearly 100 deaths, the Iron Goat Trail is a spine-tingling experience in the middle of the day and is dangerous enough to be entirely off-limits at night.
The Iron Goat Trail is one of many hikes that will lead to ghost towns around the US , but in this case, the trail itself is as eerie as the town. Wellington, Washington, had the misfortune of being home to the deadliest avalanche in US history , killing 96 people and ultimately dooming the town. The Iron Goat Trail that leads to the town follows the railroad tracks that lead to the passengers’ dooms.
Undoubtedly, the creepiest part of this haunted hike is the railroad tunnels travelers pass along the way. These are the very same tunnels that trapped the trains all those years ago, sealing them with snow. With so much life lost in one location, it’s no wonder hikers claim to still hear the sorrowful cries of those once trapped inside.
About the Iron Goat Trail
- Distance: 6.0 miles
- Haunted By: Train Passengers Killed in an Avalanche
Given the unstable nature of the railroad tunnels, entering the tunnels is strictly forbidden .
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From corn mazes to historic manors, make plans to visit these top-notch frights this Halloween season.
By Kate Oczypok October 5, 2022
If you love being scared, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these five haunts around Virginia. From haunted hayrides to corn mazes and haunted houses, you’ll want to bring a friend or two along for strength in numbers during these eerie, creepy, and fun houses and trails. Happy Halloween!
Cox Farms’ Fields of Fear
The Cox Farms’ Fields of Fear is a terrifyingly fun experience with lots to do — instead of a corn maze, there’s a corn nightmare. They take their haunted hayride to the next level: it’s called a “Dark Side Hayride” with a Lost Circus theme. The “abandoned circus” was left in the 1900s and comes to life when living humans approach. All that scariness makes you hungry and Fields of Fear doesn’t disappoint. They’ve got all your favorite fall foods like kettle corn, apple cider donuts , and cinnamon roasted almonds. 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville
Clifton Haunted Trail
After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, the Clifton Haunted Trail is back and better than ever. On Saturday, October 29, 7-10 p.m, haunt seekers will be able to explore the haunted woods — which is set to be full of jump scares and petrifying costumes and perfect for anyone who wants to get into the Halloween spirit. The reopened trail is guaranteed to be one of the spookiest yet. Clifton Town 8-Acre Park, Clifton
Haunted Nightmares at High Hill Farm
One of the top-rated haunts in Virginia, High Hill Farm’s “Haunted Nightmares” serves up some hair-raising scares. In addition to the usual corn maze and hayrides, there is a haunted house on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. with a less intense show (and a reduced price!) for younger ages. Once the clock strikes 6 p.m., the haunted house is startling and spine-chilling; perfect for those who love to be spooked. Also at High Hill Farm are quick-escape rooms with just 15 minutes to solve how to get out. These family-friendly rooms are not as scary, as no actors are involved. 933 Barley Ln., Winchester
Scream at Graydon Manor
The premise of Scream at Graydon Manor is pretty darn frightening: to escape the horrors of a world ravaged by a toxic post-apocalyptic wasteland, humanity sought safety underground. One of the underground facilities lost contact and something “disastrous” occurred. Attendees are asked to venture into the world of the lost facility and discover the mystery of what happened. You are warned, though — once you’re inside, no one can hear you scream! 40834 Graydon Manor Ln., Leesburg
Chosen as 2018’s No. 1 must-see haunt in Virginia on thescarefactor.com , Madhaunter’s Madhouse plays into lots of fun pop culture fears like 2017’s It (You’ll float too!) and 2008’s The Dark Knight (Joker anyone?). The haunted attraction is in Purcellville and open on Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m., in October, as well as Oct. 23, 30, and 31, 7-10 p.m. 37658 Legard Farm Rd., Purcellville
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