|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – November 2009
Haunted mountains? Vanished campers? Bloodthirsty creatures? An evil wind that lures hikers over a waterfall? We dare you to hike America's scariest trails.
With more than 200 murders recorded here, it's no wonder the Chisos Mountains are named for ghosts.
Never let your guard down on this deadly peak, where the weather–and spirits–are unpredictable.
Go ahead and hike to this park's famous lakes and waterfalls. Just watch your step–and your back.
When bodies can't be buried, do their spirits ever rest? Hike to the scene of this wreck and find out.
Alpine views and starry skies are nice, but on these unsettling hikes you might see something really stunning.
Lost? Murdered? When the wilderness swallows people without a trace, who's to say what happened?
Bigfoot? He's a softy compared to the other menacing monsters lurking in the woods near you.
True tales from BACKPACKER editors and readers