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Lot’s of fun stuff to look at. My dog had a great time, We ran in to a raven amongst the crows that were flying around the cemetery. Very season appropriate 2 days before Halloween. The old mining shaft was a great stop on the way. After the cemetery we hit the green river trail which was steep and slippery but easily managed. Overall very fun and a little more than I expected.

good place to ride

we went on this hike in early summer paid 5 bucks to park 5 bucks to

The cemetery was cool. The ruins were interesting. The falls are gorgeous. Fun fall hike overall. I will be back to explore more!

I was expecting a lot more. It's not well marked at all, so I'm not sure I've seen all of it. cemetery was very overgrown.

Fairly easy trail. The path thins out after the sealed mine shaft and is a little over grown but not too bad. The cemetery was pretty neat. Lots of very old head stones. The gorge trail is fairly steep but someone has made some steps so it's not too terribly bad. Worth the walk to the Green River. The parking area has a lock box with no lock and no envelopes to pay the $5 fee. There is also a box going down the gorge. There was no attendant either. There is a chain linked gate that was open at least by 7am. Overall it's a decent little hike.

If your looking to bike this is the place to go! For a hike not so much. Pretty much all biking trails, and you feel in the way. Not kid friendly! Almost got my child run over!

3 months ago

Not much of a hike. Everything overgrown and not much left. 5 stars for river. Nice swimming whole.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was very disappointing. Was not marked at all and the grave site was overgrown with blackberry bushes. The actual town was only foundation. The five dollars per person for parking was a lot.

hiking
4 months ago

Cemetery was neat walking and looking for the headstones, was sad to see the blackberry bushes are taking over (I am sure covering many headstones). Ghost town walked right past :(

backpacking
4 months ago

Easy little hike since we took our dog for his first hike!

it was a light easy trail with some interesting points. when we finished it we went straight to the Green River Gorge which was amazing

Such a beautiful place. Sad the property owners surrounding the hiking trails are charging to park and then charging to enter the falls area. Not really necessary to double charge.

4 months ago

the parking area is private property and you get charged to park by a sketch dude. just passed the gate, it's state park land so it's a little frustrating that there is no free access. we only paid for the ghost town parking buy where able to walk to the river from one of the side trails after the gate for the ghost town. the ghost town trail was unbearably sunny the day we went with no shade until you went toward the cemetery. there are some structures to the right of the fork when you get to the coal cart. there is a subtle sign that says private property but we went about 1/4 mile passed and stayed on the trail. no shade on that fork nearly killed me but I get it's been unseasonably warm this time of year.

hiking
4 months ago

wasn't to sure where to go, as nothing is marked. after a decent incline we came to a sign pointing to the cemetery which consisted of a few tombstones. we then proceeded to an area of dilapidated buildings which was very interesting, just wish they were labeled or had info boards. we kept going to the "Y" and decided to go with the fairly steep switchback that took us to a summit like view point. on our way out we took a side trail that ended up on the river which was refreshing and beautiful.

Hike #4 ✓

hiking
4 months ago

Nice walk, but can’t reconcile what it is with the price and admission. We met a couple on the path asking the same thing we’d been saying: “Is this it?” I’ll stick to my free hikes.

mountain biking
5 months ago

normally i run this trail area , but i just got a bike and this was awesome. great for all levels ,, will be out again

hiking
6 months ago

It was a great first hike and learning hike for my pooch. It was a little confusing on where the actual trail starts since there is another trail that starts in the same location but it has signs. We took a guess and went up the government access road. It’s a nice incline from the parking to the Mine. Then you continue up to another incline to the mine cart. From there it’s pretty easy. It is really easy to miss the graveyard but when the trail dead ends you know you are there.

We spent over 3 hours here today. It’s on private land and I was more than happy to pay the $5 to park, do the Franklin Ghost Town trail to the grave sites and town area. We also walked back across the bridge and paid the $5 per person to do the river trail. It was absolutely fantastic!!! And totally worth the admission price. So unusual, beautiful and amazing! Make sure you go to the end of the trail along the water bank, take it all in, go as far as you can go and especially up past the old pump house to get under the water fall. When you go back up to the old resort area, look across the street and go to the other parking area, small black ponds, a gazebo that looks over another small pond. The area is totally majestic. There is also an artesian water well close by, so bring big water containers and fill up with the most amazing natural water for free. Today was just amazing!

Mainly for biking. Not really a good hiking trail but nice sight seeing.

Super busy with bikers. Not a good place for dogs but nice trails.

Mainly for biking....

Good easy hike with kids and dogs. Limited sights and tight trail around cemetery but a couple great views of Mt. Rainier.
Took a star off due to variable charge to park. Anywhere from $5 per car to $5/adult (13+ ; 12 and under free) depending if the lot owner? is there or not. Don’t mind paying $5 but not $15 for my family for ~1 hour hike.

Beautiful hike. Trails were well maintained. We wished the building ruins were labeled as we didn't know what things were.

We paid a parking charge ($10/car for Franklin Trail and/or $5/person for the river trail). Is this always the case.

this is a cool little short Trail. As others have stated the guy getting payment can come off as grumpy. He was very nice to me but I also stopped right at the entrance and let him walk up to my vehicle to give him the money. He only seems irritated when he has to go chase people down rightfully so. Honestly I feel like the waterfall on the other side of the river is more interesting than the ghost town.

hiking
7 months ago

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

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
8 months 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
9 months 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.

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.

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