The Haunted Hike In Portland Will Send You Running For The Hills
Plenty of hikes around Portland have the scenery that nightmares are made of. The Pacific Northwest’s sprawling green spaces are beautiful, yet lend themselves to a feeling that something is lurking beyond the trail. Well, this hike, said to be haunted, might just have you running from the forest if you are lucky enough to witness the eerie sounds that inhabit these woods.
Tryon Creek State Natural Area, the city's only state park, lies in the middle of the trail of Tryon Creek, a nearly 5-mile tributary of the Willamette River.
The park, which lies between Terwilliger Boulevard and Boones Ferry Road in Southwest Portland, was once the site of logging operations.
The land was sold to the Oregon Iron Company in 1874, and for decades was logged by the company.
The virgin fir and cedar forest was stripped of many of its trees, which in some places still remain as stumps in the forest.
Logging continued through the 1960s, though at a slower pace than in previous generations.
The great Columbus Day storm in 1962, ripped down many of the remaining trees in its ferocious windstorm.
Today, it is the park's North Rim Trail that is known to have some strange occurrences.
On this trail, if you are there are the right time, which is particularly in the early morning or before a big storm, you can hear the sounds of horses on the trails as well as men getting ready for a day of work down by the river.
While no one knows of a specific story of whose voices these could be, there must be some reason they are still hanging around these woods. And if you do hear them, get ready to run! You'll be ready to get out in a hurry.
If you dare, take this fun hike, and listen closely. You might just hear the ghosts of loggers past.
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