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Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery

Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington

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  • Start of the trail.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Split in the trail, continue to the left.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Old Franklin mine cart.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Signs about restoring Franklin Cemetery. - Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Views of snowy mountains.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Memorial to the miners.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Narrowing trail.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Old railway from below.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Old railway.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Views of the mountains from the trail.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Old gravestone in the cemetery.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Some of the gravestones have been overturned.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • Rebuilding efforts are ongoing.- Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
  • - Franklin Ghost Town, Mine + Cemetery
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short hike. Wide gravel road.
Cons: 
Limited parking. Narrow trail to cemetery.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
215.00 ft (65.53 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
600.00 ft (182.88 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Franklin Mine and Cemetery is rich with Franklin's mining history. The mine was shut down after a fire suffocated 37 miners in 1910. The miners are also buried not too far away from the mine shaft, and just past the mine shaft are other ruins from the mine.

The hike begins at a yellow gate near the open field where you can park, and it continues up the wide gravel road. Around 0.3 miles in there is a mine cart that says "Franklin" on it. There are also signs pointing left to the cemetery. About 0.6 miles in you will find the mine shaft that has a grate covering it and railing around it. The mine shaft is about 1,000 feet straight down.

Past the mine shaft there are the gravestones of the ones who lost their lives in the mine. The trail from here gets narrow and wet. In 0.4 miles the first few gravestones will come to view, and others are scattered around the area.

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