Franklin Ghost Town

EASY 7 reviews

Franklin Ghost Town is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Black Diamond, Washington and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
203 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


old growth

over grown

historic site

Great day to hike to this former mining town site, east of Black Diamond, WA, near the Green River Gorge

19 days ago

Easy hike from the trail head up to the remains of the ghost town. Parking is a little confusing, if you are coming from the south you need to cross the 1-lane bridge over the Green River, then take the first driveway on the left. Even though it is posted as private property, this large lot is the right place to park.

The hike to the ghost town begins at the end of the lot and follows a very easy gravel road up gradual incline. Once you get to the rail car, if you bear right there are a few ruins of buildings and not much else, all of the interesting attractions are via the trail to the left of the car - just like the alltrails map shows. Would be a very interesting hike with kids, especially to the covered mine shaft.

1 month ago

This is a nice short hike to a an old mining ghost town where the mine shaft opening is still exposed but safely covered, you'll also see old mine chutes, and parts of the old mine car rail. The trail to the cemetery is very narrow, but we saw several grave sites from over 100 years ago. There are several off chutes we explored beyond the cemetery, it was a really neat place... glad we explored hear! The trails are very dog friendly. We encountered one other person on the trail to the ghost town!

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

love it!! Amazing place..can't wait to go back again! the trail to the cemetery is over grown, will take something to help clean up next time!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015