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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Fern covered concrete shack in woods above road with car parked on left

Once you see the store vault up to the right of the road, park in the small turnout on the left.
The road covers what was once train tracks serving the town.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Fern covered concrete shack surrounded by mossy tree branches

This 'vault' is all that is left of the town's store.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Fern covered concrete shack covered in ferns and with graffiti

After climbing up to the vault, you find that many of the town structures have been tagged with graffiti.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Doorway visible on fern covered concrete shack.  A moss and ivy covered oak grows close to the doorway.

The doorway into the vault is on the east side of the structure.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Close up of concrete doorway.  Top of vault covered in ferns and sides covered in moss.

Moss and ferns encroaching on vault doorway

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Inside panorama of vault covered in graffiti.

Without the graffiti, the vault is pretty much featureless concrete on the inside.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Trailhead leading into the forest

At the parking turnout, there are two trails. Take the one to the right/west for the path to the Ghost Town.
The other path leads down to to the creek, but not the Ghost Town.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Bridge made of two logs with planks laid across top.

Just 50 yards down the path, you'll come to a footbridge over the creek.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

View looking down on man walking over footbridge.

You have to cross this bridge to get to the Ghost Town. If this is a deal breaker, don't bother with this particular hike.
Trails follow each branch of the creek. The main Ghost Town is straight ahead while other artifacts can be seen to the left.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Concrete footings in the creek surrounded by dense forest.

After crossing the bridge, if you follow the creek to your left/south, you'll see fern-topped pilings in the water and concrete structures in Mill Creek.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Concrete wall covered in ferns and moss next to the creek

Just above this portion of the creek are remains of some old structure.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Concrete with a metal rail overgrown by moss, ferns and stinging nettle.

The far side of this structure is covered in moss, ferns and stinging nettle.
Although trails extend up the hill, you'll want to double back to the other footbridge trail to see the main Ghost Town.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Concrete foundation overgrown with ivy and vines.

About 75 paces beyond the footbridge is this concrete foundation.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Ramp alongside trail thick with ivy and vines.

This structure is a concrete ramp flanked by thick concrete walls.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Concrete structure overgrown with ivy and vines with a dark rectangular hole at ground level.

Looking back at the 'walls', you can see some sort of hole at ground level.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Downed tree across trail

On the last segment of trail to the Ghost Town, a downed tree requires you duck under.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Tall trees and tall walls covered in ivy.

About 250 paces/yards from the parking area, you find the first view of the Ghost Town.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Linked concrete buildings without remaining roofing.  Ivy and ferns are prevelant and openings in the foundation are staged at multiple height levels.

As you walk around the outside, you come to a wide, open structure with broken walls covered in ivy and moss.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Looking down at the structure floor, one can see stairs leading down into the dark.

Openings in the floor to a flooded basement inlcude a stairway to the lower level.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Arched doorways and windows are evident in the walls.

Everywhere the forest closes in on the buildings

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Arched doorway and ivy-covered window in the wall - one wall covered in ivy and another topped with ferns.

In this wall, you can see the arched doorway and an ancient window.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Raised openings in the floor with a ramp leading down into another structure and a towering structure in the distance.

Here you get your first glimpse of the remnants of a smoke stack towering in the distance.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Concrete smoke stack overgrown with ivy and crowded by tall trees.

The smoke stack is pretty creepy looking with it's tall openings high up.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Path with trees crowding the smoke stack.

Path leading up to smoke stack.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

One photo looking up at the large vertical upper opening and another photo showing the side of the stack with a small rectangular opening at ground level.

Upper and lower openings on the smoke stack

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Looking down at the side of the smoke stack caked with moss and showing a small rectangular opening.

The small lower opening was most likely used for removing ash and for starting the fires inside.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Broken bricks and holes in the walls covered in graffiti.  Also a doorway leading down into a dark area.

You can see a doorway in this wall leading down to a connected structure.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Arched doorway in a broken brick wall with another open area in the distance.

These two connected structures had floors at different heights and a flat ramp leads down to the other building.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

This is a panoramic view from a corner of the lower room.
You can see openings in this floor down to a flooded lower level.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Looking back, you can see arched windows and the ramp leading up.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Without a roof, the view up into the trees is unimpeded and ivy crawls down the broken walls.

Looking up, you can see trees towering above the buildings.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

From the outside, broken bricks reveal the construction used in these walls and the reason they still stand.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

From further outside the north side, nearer the creek, you can see metal supports standing upright.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

And a few feet from the metal supports are gears and other metal merged into the roots of this old tree.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Broken, ivy-covered walls

One last look at the Bordeaux Ghost Town...

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Fern-topped pilings in the creek.

If the town ruins hadn't been here, this is still a spectacular hike.

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Bordeaux Ghost Town

Fern covered concrete shack in woods above road with car parked on left

Once you see the store vault up to the right of the road, park in the small turnout on the left.
The road covers what was once train tracks serving the town.



Fern covered concrete shack surrounded by mossy tree branches

This 'vault' is all that is left of the town's store.



Fern covered concrete shack covered in ferns and with graffiti

After climbing up to the vault, you find that many of the town structures have been tagged with graffiti.



Doorway visible on fern covered concrete shack.  A moss and ivy covered oak grows close to the doorway.

The doorway into the vault is on the east side of the structure.



Close up of concrete doorway.  Top of vault covered in ferns and sides covered in moss.

Moss and ferns encroaching on vault doorway



Inside panorama of vault covered in graffiti.

Without the graffiti, the vault is pretty much featureless concrete on the inside.



Trailhead leading into the forest

At the parking turnout, there are two trails. Take the one to the right/west for the path to the Ghost Town.
The other path leads down to to the creek, but not the Ghost Town.



Bridge made of two logs with planks laid across top.

Just 50 yards down the path, you'll come to a footbridge over the creek.



View looking down on man walking over footbridge.

You have to cross this bridge to get to the Ghost Town. If this is a deal breaker, don't bother with this particular hike.
Trails follow each branch of the creek. The main Ghost Town is straight ahead while other artifacts can be seen to the left.



Concrete footings in the creek surrounded by dense forest.

After crossing the bridge, if you follow the creek to your left/south, you'll see fern-topped pilings in the water and concrete structures in Mill Creek.



Concrete wall covered in ferns and moss next to the creek

Just above this portion of the creek are remains of some old structure.



Concrete with a metal rail overgrown by moss, ferns and stinging nettle.

The far side of this structure is covered in moss, ferns and stinging nettle.
Although trails extend up the hill, you'll want to double back to the other footbridge trail to see the main Ghost Town.



Concrete foundation overgrown with ivy and vines.

About 75 paces beyond the footbridge is this concrete foundation.



Ramp alongside trail thick with ivy and vines.

This structure is a concrete ramp flanked by thick concrete walls.



Concrete structure overgrown with ivy and vines with a dark rectangular hole at ground level.

Looking back at the 'walls', you can see some sort of hole at ground level.



Downed tree across trail

On the last segment of trail to the Ghost Town, a downed tree requires you duck under.



Tall trees and tall walls covered in ivy.

About 250 paces/yards from the parking area, you find the first view of the Ghost Town.



Linked concrete buildings without remaining roofing.  Ivy and ferns are prevelant and openings in the foundation are staged at multiple height levels.

As you walk around the outside, you come to a wide, open structure with broken walls covered in ivy and moss.



Looking down at the structure floor, one can see stairs leading down into the dark.

Openings in the floor to a flooded basement inlcude a stairway to the lower level.



Arched doorways and windows are evident in the walls.

Everywhere the forest closes in on the buildings



Arched doorway and ivy-covered window in the wall - one wall covered in ivy and another topped with ferns.

In this wall, you can see the arched doorway and an ancient window.



Raised openings in the floor with a ramp leading down into another structure and a towering structure in the distance.

Here you get your first glimpse of the remnants of a smoke stack towering in the distance.



Concrete smoke stack overgrown with ivy and crowded by tall trees.

The smoke stack is pretty creepy looking with it's tall openings high up.



Path with trees crowding the smoke stack.

Path leading up to smoke stack.



One photo looking up at the large vertical upper opening and another photo showing the side of the stack with a small rectangular opening at ground level.

Upper and lower openings on the smoke stack



Looking down at the side of the smoke stack caked with moss and showing a small rectangular opening.

The small lower opening was most likely used for removing ash and for starting the fires inside.



Broken bricks and holes in the walls covered in graffiti.  Also a doorway leading down into a dark area.

You can see a doorway in this wall leading down to a connected structure.



Arched doorway in a broken brick wall with another open area in the distance.

These two connected structures had floors at different heights and a flat ramp leads down to the other building.



This is a panoramic view from a corner of the lower room.
You can see openings in this floor down to a flooded lower level.



Looking back, you can see arched windows and the ramp leading up.



Without a roof, the view up into the trees is unimpeded and ivy crawls down the broken walls.

Looking up, you can see trees towering above the buildings.



From the outside, broken bricks reveal the construction used in these walls and the reason they still stand.



From further outside the north side, nearer the creek, you can see metal supports standing upright.



And a few feet from the metal supports are gears and other metal merged into the roots of this old tree.



Broken, ivy-covered walls

One last look at the Bordeaux Ghost Town...



Fern-topped pilings in the creek.

If the town ruins hadn't been here, this is still a spectacular hike.