In far western North Dakota, there’s a weird, short little trail that’s definitely a bit on the spooky side thanks to its unusual features and eerie presence. It lurks quietly in McKenzie County and crosses over the Yellowstone Bridge; it’s been closed to traffic for a long time, now, though brave explorers can approach on foot. This trek, which is easily one of the creepiest hikes in North Dakota, doesn’t feature any natural wonders or anywhere particularly beautiful, but it does feature an abandoned rail bridge (and tunnel!) with some interesting (and creepy) history. Check it out…if you dare:

So, what do you think? Is this creepy hike in North Dakota really haunted by the spirit of a lynched outlaw, or is it only so eerie simply because of what it is (an abandoned bridge and tunnel)? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Need more creepy North Dakota in your life? Try this creepy day trip!

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What are some of the most haunted places in North Dakota?

North Dakota has its fair share of haunted spots. Below you'll find a list of some of the most terrifying places in North Dakota:

  • The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm - Fargo, North Dakota
  • St. Joseph's Hospital - Dickinson, North Dakota
  • North Dakota State University - Fargo, North Dakota
  • Harvey Public Library - Harvey, North Dakota
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln Custer House - Mandan, North Dakota
  • Chateau De Mores - Medora, North Dakota
  • Old Armory - Williston, North Dakota
  • Totten Trail Historic Inn - Saint Michael, North Dakota
  • Liberty Memorial Building - Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Medora Fudge & Ice Cream Depot - Medora, North Dakota


North Dakota is a bit of a mystery to the rest of the country. Yet if you've spent any time in this lovely state, you're well aware of its many attributes: breathtaking scenery, friendly, hardworking people, charming cafes, and, of course, a few haunted places. Curious to learn about the spooky spots we mentioned above? Check out our complete list of the 10 most terrifying North Dakota places you can visit.

Does North Dakota have any haunted hotels?

One of the most haunted hotels in North Dakota is known as the Rough Riders Hotel. It's among the most historic -- and haunted -- places you can visit in the state, and it actually opened its doors before North Dakota was an official state. In fact, Theodore Roosevelt is known to have visited this storied hotel! Curious to learn more? Check out our full article highlighting the single most haunted hotel in North Dakota.

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