For many, their favorite Texas pastime is to get into the great outdoors and go for a hike. The fresh air, sunshine, breathtaking scenery, and challenge make hiking quite exhilarating. What else do you need? How about a thrill or a threat of terror? Here are nine ghostly haunted places to hike throughout the great state.
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9 Ghostly Texas Hikes That Will Give You Goosebumps
1. Bragg Road in Saratoga
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Head deep into Southeast Texas to the epicenter of the famous “Saratoga Lights.” Hikers and drivers report a white light hovering over their heads seeming to come from nowhere. Many suspect it to be swamp gas, but this has yet to be proven scientifically. The legend behind the lights purports there was a man on a horse that lost his head to an oncoming train. The light visitors see is allegedly his lantern which he uses to search for his lost head.
2. Witch Mountain in Cedar Hill
Photo: Flickr/Rachel Knickmeyer
The place gets its name from the dilapidated cabin at the top of the mountain. From the bottom, the structure looks a perfect residence for any witch of horror movie lore. Many legends abound of how Witch Mountain became “haunted”. One thing does remain certain, it is a strange sight to behold if you are brave enough to make the hike.
3. Camp Lulu in Brownsville
Hikers beware! You’ll have to go down to the Rio Grande Valley to face up to this fearsome trail. Camp Lulu once was a summer camp for girls, but then one of the counselors had a meltdown and murdered all of the girls. Supposedly the angry spirits of the murdered youths still inhabit the grounds and will take possession of objects leftover after the tragedy.
4. White Rock Lake in Dallas