Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Short hike. Wide gravel road.

Cons

Limited parking. Narrow trail to cemetery.

Trailhead Elevation

600.00 ft (182.88 m)

Net Elevation Gain

215.00 ft (65.53 m)

Features

Historically significant
Mine

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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