The Northern State Recreation Area Loop Will Lead You To The Haunted Northern State Hospital In Washington

Whether or not you get into the Halloween spirit, you must admit this is an eerie time of year — the weather is changing, the streets are often foggy in the morning, and the leaves are falling to the ground. And if you want to feel a little spooked while getting some exercise, just head to Sedro-Woolley and hike the Northern State Recreation Area Loop. The trail takes you to an abandoned mental hospital… and while you can’t go inside, it just might put you in a spooky state of mind.

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The Northern State Mental Hospital property is definitely eerie — but if you want to spot an actual ghost, here’s where you should go.

Address: 25625 Helmick Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, USA