It's spooky season year-round at this spot, and the ghouls might come out to play. If you want some real ghostly encounters, check out the Iron Goat Trail in Washington, it's the site of the largest natural disaster in the state. Years ago, two trains were taken out by an avalanche along this path, and people say the tunnels are now incredibly haunted. 

Iron Goat Trail in Wellington, Washington, is relatively flat and ADA accessible for part of the path. It's an out-and-back hike so that you can tailor it to your own needs. 

Do you dare to walk through the tunnels? 

During the night of March 1, 1910, an avalanche known as the deadliest in US history thundered down the Cascade Mountains near the now-ghost-town of Wellington, according to King 5.

It took two Great Northern Trains down with it, moving them over 1,000 feet and burying them in over 40 feet of snow. 

Of the 119 people affected, only 23 survived.

The old train tunnel was abandoned, and a new one was built.

The current hiking trail takes you through the old tunnels, now run down and incredibly eerie. 

You'll need a $5 day-pass to enter.

If you take the path to the end, the hike will be around 12 miles long. 

Just be sure you don't disturb any spirits that may be resting. 

Much of the trail is incredibly scenic, with suspension bridges and views of the surrounding mountains, including a cemetery.

Summer months bring stunning wildflowers and fall months have a huge display of gorgeous foliage

The trail is dog-friendly, so you can take your pupper to explore these haunted tunnels with you. 

Happy hiking!

Iron Goat Trail

Price: $5

Location: Wellington, WA 

Why You Need To Go: This spooky trail takes you through the old haunted tunnels where one of the biggest train wrecks in history took place. 

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