The Spooky Texas Hike That Will Lead You Somewhere Deserted

Located just outside of Jasper, the popular Boykin Springs Recreation Area is hiding an eerie secret. This particular trail is named after an old sawmill – the abandoned ruins of which can be found at the end of the path. Although picturesque, the remains are a thrilling and chilling bonus to what appears to be an ordinary hike. Keep reading to find out more about this spooky adventure.

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To get to the park from Zavalla, head east on Highway 63 for 10.5 miles before turning right on Forest Service Road 313, which you’ll follow for another 2.5 miles.

Have you ever done the Sawmill Hiking Trail? Are there any other hikes in Texas that lead somewhere creepy?