The 10 Most Haunted Hiking Trails in the United States

Tell me this isn't the creepiest thing you've ever seen on a hike.
One of my favorite hikes in the Catskill Mountains in New York involves passing by a once grand hotel that now sits in ruins - the Overlook Mountain House. 

The hotel was built during a tourism boom in the Hudson Valley, but it burned down in 1875. It was rebuilt, burned down again in the early 1920's, and was rebuilt again using concrete.

The third rebuild was never finished, and the shell of the buildings were sold to New York State. What remains of the Overlook Mountain House sits right in the middle of the trail up to Overlook Mountain.

Though I'm not aware of ghost stories related to the Overlook Mountain House, it's still eerie passing by the old buildings, especially close to dark. Hearing leaves rustling, twigs breaking, and otherwise common outdoor sounds makes me extra jumpy.

With Halloween just around the corner, it's a perfect time to turn your hiking planning toward potentially spooky hiking destinations. Some trails have happy storied histories while others, not so much. If you love things like folklore, ghost stories, haunted houses, and everything in between, take a peek at these ten haunted hiking trails across the United States.


I've been on the Batona Trail in New Jersey and to Mammoth Cave National Park, but luckily escaped both without seeing any ghosts...I think! Have you done any of these? Thanks to Healthlisted.com for sharing the infographic!

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