Nature August 21, 2017
People Don’t Want To Believe The Creepy Stories About This Oregon Park Are True
Do you believe in ghosts? You just might after you visit this pretty state natural area near Portland. Once the site of major logging operations, the park could be haunted by loggers long dead…
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Tryon Creek State Natural Area is right in Portland, and its 645 wooded acres are beautiful and peaceful...usually.
This place was once filled with the sounds of axes, saws and falling trees. Horses once dragged the trees from where they fell to the logging road, and the sounds of logger’s voices rang throughout the woods.
The Oregon Iron Company began logging here in 1874, and continued for 25 years. In 1912, The Boone's Ferry Wood and Tie Company took trees for railroad ties.
Logging has always been an extremely dangerous industry, and especially around the turn of the century, many loggers lost their lives while cutting timber. While we don’t have any specific stories of men dying in these woods, it would have been miraculous if no one died during the decades of logging here.
Walk along the North Rim Trail in the early morning hours, and you might smell the scent of freshly-cut pine. Some hikers report hearing the pounding hoofbeats of horses coming right at them. They scramble to get off to the side of the trail, but the hoofbeats suddenly stop.
Near the creek, others have reported hearing voices and the shouts of men.
What do you think – is this place haunted? If you’ve ever experienced anything strange here, we’d love to hear about it!