The Haunted Hike In Oregon That Will Send You Running For The Hills
Oregon is widely reported to be filled with haunted places. The Beaver State is home to
haunted hotels, haunted lighthouses, and even a few haunted cemeteries. Chances are, there’s a good ghost story somewhere near you.
If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping this fall, we recommend visiting Scaponia Park. This pristine nature park is filled with hiking trails that are rumored to be haunted by a lingering spirit. Check it out:
Scaponia Park is located in Columbia County on the banks of the Nehalem River. This densely forested area is overflowing with pristine natural beauty.
You will find plenty of hiking trails in this 7-acre nature park, as well as the charming Gunne and Floater Lakes. There are also 12 camping sites available.
You might not want to be caught hiking out here after dark though. An eerie legend dating back to the 1800s claims that this park is haunted by the ghost of a horse thief and his dog.
This horse thief is believed to have been a local drifter who made a living by stealing and selling horses. His small dog was his only companion.
As the story goes, it didn't take long for locals to realize what the horse thief was up to. They formed a mob and pursued the thief.
It was on the banks of the Nehalem River in Scaponia Park that the horse thief and his dog eventually came to a sticky end. Their ghosts are believed to haunt the park to this day.
On certain nights, a shadowy figure of a man and his dog can be seen wandering along the riverbank.
Many campers have reported seeing strange apparitions in the park. Perhaps the horseman and his dog are out for looking for their revenge?
Scaponia Park is located at
. The park is open year-round. 22870 Scappoose-Vernonia Hwy., Scappoose, Oregon 97056
Have you hiked here before? Do you think Scaponia Park is haunted? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below!
If you’re interested in checking out more haunted spots in Oregon, check out our
haunted southern Oregon road trip.
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