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7 Of The Most Spooky Hiking Trails to Pitch your Hammock

Dare to Hammock at These Haunted Places?

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This is a guest post contributed by Leigh Marcos, Freelance Writer.

We all love being outdoors, but throw in a little spook into the equation and we all have a perfect recipe for adventure. There are many places in United States that are known for being haunted or too scary to even visit. But some daredevils like to take it up a notch!

Here are some of the most haunted trails where spending a night and making out of it alive will be an adventure of a lifetime. All you need is bravado, a camp and a hammock to set your very own “Blair Witch Project” in motion.

7 Of The Most Spooky Hiking Trails to Pitch your Hammock

Hammock Trail #1 The Old Zoo Trail:

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Not sure if you will be allowed to hammock here, but why not give the Old Zoo Trail in Los Angeles a go? You have ghostly men on staircases, a man on horseback, and other spirits including of caged animals to test you. You can either do the whole trail at night starting at Crystal Springs Ranger HQ through the ruins of the Old Zoo to Bee Rock, or stop part way for the night.

Hammock Trail #2: Transept Trail

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If you thought that legend of a wailing woman at the transept trail was nothing more than a spooky story, then you are in for a rude shock. While traversing the trail, don’t be surprised if you are accosted by a crying woman in a white, blue flowered dress. You can find a perfect hammock spot in one of the many archaeological ruins along the way.

Hammock Trail #3: Mammoth Cave:

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What better place to pitch your hammock than a cave? But this spot may not be as laidback as it sounds. Mammoth cave is the largest cave system in the world that also used to be a tuberculosis center for suffering patients long time ago. Needless to say, there were many who died due to their ailment and continue to haunt this place. As many as 150 paranormal incidents have been listed in these caves, one that is sure to give even the bravest one a chill down their spine.

Hammock Trail #4 Ghost House Trail:

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What good is a spooky trail list that doesn’t have a cemetery in it? This trail is haunted by a panting dog that is often heard in Hutchinson compound of Ghost House Trail, but never seen. Feeling adventurous? How about spending the night at the family cemetery? Who knows, the dead family might keep you company!

Hammock Trail #5 Grouse Lake:

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Located in Yosemite National Park, this hiking trail has a tragic past. According to the native legend, a young local boy drowned in this lake while taking a leisurely swim. Since then, many hikers who have heard the cries for rescue, jump into the water to save the boy, only to drown themselves.

Walking these trails are in itself a daring act, let alone sleeping the night. But what better way to end a spooky night, than to sleep amid nature and under the veil of stars, gently rocking on your hammock?

Hammock Trail #6 Murphy Ranch:

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Head over to Santa Monica for a ranch shaped by pure evil and a ton of ghosts to boot. Built by Nazi sympathizers, it was supposed to be an Aryan utopia. Being the 1930s, this was fueled by the occult, which has left its mark in the landscape, in the odd architecture, and the ghostly children with red eyes. Will you last a night with a hammock slung between 2 trees?

Hammock Place #7  The Ohio State Reformatory:

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Every list has to have the large, asylum, hospital or reformatory. This is the quintessential American horror house. Built in 1896, this mammoth building had the best of intentions but turned into a “warehouse of despair.” It is now said to be filled with the ghosts of angry men, so if you would like to camp out indoors, this is a good one to try.

Would you hammock these trails?

Walking these trails are in itself a daring act, let alone sleeping the night. But what better way to end a spooky night, than to sleep amid nature and under the veil of stars, gently rocking on your hammock?

Luiz

Luiz

Chief Hammocker at Hammock Town
Luiz is the Founder and VP of eCommerce at Hammock Town. On weekdays you can find him working from coffee shops around the world and exploring unchartered territories with a hammock on the weekends.
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Luiz is the Founder and VP of eCommerce at Hammock Town. On weekdays you can find him working from coffee shops around the world and exploring unchartered territories with a hammock on the weekends.
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