Hike To An Abandoned Village And King’s Hollow Tunnel In Ohio

Hiking in Ohio can lead to some interesting pieces of the past.

By now, you’ve likely heard of (and explored) the abandoned Moonville Tunnel. But did you know there’s also another abandoned railroad tunnel and ghost town remnants hiding in Athens County just a few miles away? Most people don’t, however, it’s just as intriguing to explore—and this one, thankfully, isn’t haunted. (Not that we know of anyway.) If you’ve ever wanted to explore an abandoned village in Ohio, what’s left of the small town of Mineral will likely satisfy your curiosity. It’s not as spooky as other abandoned and haunted places in Ohio, but it’s definitely fascinating.

So, what do you think? Would you explore this tunnel and abandoned village in Ohio? If you have, please share your photos and stories with us!

For more details about how to find the Moonville Tunnel and the ghost town of Moonville, read our previous article here.

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Abandoned Village in Ohio

October 17, 2019

Are there other hikes to abandoned places in Ohio?

There are several places to hike in Ohio that lead to abandoned places. You can hike to the abandoned Moonville Tunnel via the Moonville Rail Trail in McArthur, Ohio. You can hike to the abandoned Cherry Valley Iron Works coke ovens at Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park. You can also hike to some abandoned railroad tracks via The Valley Trail at Ault Park in Cincinnati. Technically, Squire’s Castle at North Chagrin Reservation in Willoughby, Ohio is also abandoned because its construction was never finished. Today, you can can explore what is left of the incomplete structure via a 2.2-mile loop trail that leads right to the castle. 

What are the most haunted places in Ohio?

There are several haunted places in Ohio you can explore. The most haunted town in Ohio is arguably the village of Waynesville, which is rumored to have more than 30 haunted destinations. The most haunted house in Ohio is likely Franklin Castle in Cleveland, which dates back to the late 1880s. Other famous places in Ohio include the Ohio State Reformatory, Ohio University Athens campus and the historic riverboat town of Marietta. You can follow this mapped out road trip for a list of some of the most infamous haunted places in Ohio.

Can I visit any abandoned towns in Ohio?

There are very few abandoned towns left in Ohio. Mineral and Moonville are arguably the most accessible. Other abandoned towns in Ohio that are more difficult to explore include Cheshire, Boston Mills (also known as “Hell Town”) and Carpenter’s Mill. Findlay Ghost Town is a unique roadside attraction that features a replica of an 1880s-era ghost town. Throughout the year, it hosts craft vendors on select dates and serves as a haunted attraction throughout the month of October.

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