Franklin Ghost Town

EASY 37 reviews

Franklin Ghost Town is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Black Diamond, Washington that features a great forest setting 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.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

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

hiking
14 hours ago

Easy hike with so many interesting things: don’t miss the old mine, the ruins, and the cemetery.

1 month ago

Trail was great and very interesting site! Downfall: random $5 parking fee that is unregulated unless there is an older man there without any sort of identification. The money boxes also do not have any type of group or company name on them. If you want to do the river trail that would be $5 per person as well...trail description needs to say fees required.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect hike to the falls ! Then went back up to my car left it in the same parking spot and walked over the bridge to the Ghost town! You will have to pay $5 @ each parking spot so we paid once and walked across the bridge to the ghost town.

hiking
1 month ago

This was such a great hike! The water was beautiful and the mining sites were pretty fascinating. However, it was quite muddy in the parking lot and along parts of the trail. We went on a beautiful day too. It was gorgeous.

1 month ago

Fun place to explore, great for all ages. Don't leave without going to the river (through the gate that says private), take the trail to the end and you'll see a waterfall across the river. To get there walk or drive across the bridge just past the parking lot and take the trail by the old resort. This is where the cave is under the waterfall.

2 months ago

muddy, but quiet and we'll maintained! took under an hour. make sure you do the river trail as well if you're already here...its amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

What a great, quick hike! Took about an hour round trip with stopping and reading all the tombstones and whatnot at the end of the trail.

3 months ago

Fun easy hike. Several areas to climb onto another trail and explore.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike! Trail was easy and the kids loved it! Cool place to learn about history:)

hiking
4 months 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.

5 months 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 here! The trails are very dog friendly. We encountered one other person on the trail to the ghost town!

6 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!

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