Adventure comes in many forms. For those who genuinely seek a thrill, hiking to a bonafide ghost town in the middle of nowhere is pretty close to the ultimate experience. Fortunately, for thrill seekers, North Carolina has a few ghost towns. But not many are as much of a challenge to reach as is Lost Cove, the sort of creepy abandoned town in Yancey County. The last family left Lost Cove in 1957. Take a look below to see what this ghost town looks like today.
Getting to Lost Cove: Lost Cove is located in Yancey County, North Carolina near the Tennessee border. Per findagrave.com, the coordinates for the abandoned cemetery are: Latitude: 36.06775, Longitude: -82.39334. Please note, the trails aren’t marked and there are several ways to get there from both North Carolina and Tennessee. You can follow the hike as outlined in the youtube video above, or you can refer to the directions found on the website of nearby Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel. You can imagine that a hostel so close to the ghost town is accustomed to giving hikers directions to Lost Cove all the time.
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