Interested in haunted hikes in Pennsylvania?
All over this state, there are haunted hikes for you to take.
The forests, farms, meadows, small towns, and parks all have their own secret histories, so these hikes in Pennsylvania can be full of unexplained occurrences.
Updated 10/1/2019 – Are you brave enough to face these haunted hikes in Pennsylvania alone? If not, you will need to go with a buddy to stay sane.
Because there are so many different areas in Pennsylvania and so much history that has happened in the state, there are places haunted by Civil War ghosts, Native American battles, and then of course more typical disasters.
Once you know where to look, you can find the hikes in Pennsylvania that are best avoided, as well as the ones you can attempt if you feel up for a challenge.
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10 Most Haunted Hikes in Pennsylvania
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1. Allenwood Forest
If you go to Allenwood forest, there are many supernatural occurrences.
People have heard voices of prisoners, even though no one is in the prison right now.
There are rustling sounds and a feeling of being watched, but no prisoners have been held in the jail for years.
Be careful walking around, because many prisoners were buried in the lawn of the jail.
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2. Fort Roberdeau
By the town of Altoona at the Sinking Valley, you can take hikes in Pennsylvania by Fort Roberdeau.
Years ago, legend has it that someone was guarding the fort when Native Americans attacked.
After the battle, people found a young boy and his dog dead, even though they were not involved in the battle.
Today, people who visit the fort can see the boy and his dog walking around the outskirts of the encampment.
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3. Beulah Road
On your haunted hikes in Pennsylvania, you must try walking down the Beulah Road on Wopsononock Mountain in Altoona.
The ghost who haunts this road is a lady dressed in white, and she wanders up and down the road every evening, looking for her husband.
Years ago, there was a hotel at the top of this road, which burned down years ago.
Earlier before the fire, a young couple snuck away to get married, and they planned to visit the hotel for their honeymoon.
Their father did not approve of the marriage, so the couple had to flee up the road for safety at the hotel.
Sadly, the carriage they were taking up the hill went off the road, and both the woman and her husband fell over the edge of the cliff and died.
The body of the woman was found a few days later, but the body of her husband was never recovered.
Now, many visitors say that they can see a woman in white walking along this road, searching for her lost husband.
Beulah Road is one of the sadder haunted hikes in Pennsylvania, because the ghost here was not murdered, instead she still pines away for her lost love.
People call her the White Lady of Wopsononock or the White Lady of the Buckthorn, and many different visitors have seen her over the years.
Sometimes she will even appear to those who drive along the road, even though she disappears as soon as their cars stop.
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4. Mudlick Hollow
Within this hollow, a tragic event happened in the 1800s.
The next time you are in Beaver near Brighton Township, go on one of the saddest hikes in Pennsylvania through this area
A young couple was driving through the hollow in a carriage after their wedding, but the horse bolted and ran off.
The woman died instantly from a broken neck, and her husband died soon after being trampled by the horse.
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By Venango County, you can go on hikes in Pennsylvania and camp in Pittsville, a famous campsite in the area.
However, many people do not know that there are several ghosts who still live in the area
Some girls were hiking here alone, and they died mysteriously one night, leaving all their belongings untouched.
Now, if you stay the night in certain parts of the campground, you can hear girls screaming and asking for help.
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6. Delaware River in Bristol
Take one of your hikes in Pennsylvania along the Delaware River near Bristol.
You might see some paranormal activity near the Grundy Memorial Library.
A ghost wanders this stretch of the river with a lantern in his hand, hunting for a girl who has been missing for years.
Apparently he went out in a rowboat with her in the 1960s, and in a storm she fell overboard and drowned.
He killed himself instead of living on without her.
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7. McConnell’s Mill State Park
In Butler County on your hikes in Pennsylvania, you can stop by the state park and see the ghost of an old caretaker for the mill.
According to what the locals say, he operated the mill for nearly fifty years.
But some kind of accident with the equipment killed him one night.
He can be seen walking from the mill to his home though the park each night, if you know where to look.
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8. Summit Township Railroad Tracks
To the east of the elementary school in Summit Township, there were reportedly a set of railroad tracks that were removed.
Years ago, some of the school children were playing near the tracks when they were killed by an oncoming train.
The conductor was not able to stop in time, and he killed himself over remorse for what had happened.
Now if you go down these train tracks at the right time of day, you can still hear voices of the children.
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9. Egg Hill Church
There is an old church in this area where a crazed reverend actually murdered his entire congregation after one night.
All of the people were trapped in the church, and he somehow killed each and every person before anyone in the town could come and give help.
Visitors say that you can still see bloodstains near the church if you know where to look.
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10. Coal Mine in Hastings
Near the small mining town of Hastings, there is a well-known coal mine that used to be popular in the town.
Many miners lived and worked in the area without problems, until three working miners came to town and had a different plan.
They worked at the mine for a few months while they scoped out the town and chose a victim for their next robbery.
A widow lived in the town as well after losing her husband in a mining accident one day.
People in the town knew that she was not wealthy, but the miners thought that she had hidden jewelry in her house.
They burst in to steal her jewelry and shot the widow’s son, who was there visiting his mother.
He passed way, and the miners hid out during the police investigation to escape the murder charge.
They dropped off their stolen wealth in an abandoned mine tunnel and made plans to go back for it once the police left.
As soon as they did, the thieves got together and started digging up what they had stolen.
Because they had stored the jewelry in an abandoned mine tunnel, they were not very careful as they were digging.
They accidentally dug through the riverbank and let in a rush of water, which killed all of them before they could escape.
The widow was never able to recover her jewelry, but she did get justice after the bodies were found.
Their shouts can still be heard on nights when the river is high.
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