The Haunted Hike In Missouri That Will Send You Running For The Hills
Missouri has many buildings rumored to be haunted, but there are few truly haunted hikes. In Wildwood, just west of St. Louis, is Zombie Road — or what is now called Rock Hollow Trail. It is easily one of the most haunted sites in Missouri. Lawler Ford Road was constructed in the late 1860s and was built so locals could access the Meramec River. The road fell out of use as modern highways were constructed and rumors of paranormal activity increased. Now, the road has been transformed into a Great Rivers Greenway that connects St. Louis with the county via trails that follow the rivers.
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Check out this video of a ghost hunt down Zombie Road. What do you think of these spooky stories?
Have you taken the haunted hike on Zombie Road? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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