Hiking often comes with surprises, whether we cross paths with wildlife or we discover a little-known waterfall. Welch Spring Trail in Missouri leads to the abandoned ruins of a hospital that, more than a century ago, gave those with breathing problems hope. It’s an easy, interesting trek that’s definitely worth following if you’ve got a few free hours.

Have you ever hiked Welch Spring Trail in Missouri? What did you think of the abandoned hospital ruins? Share your experience in the comments! Fan of abandoned spots? Follow this road trip in Missouri that will take you to six abandoned spots.

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