Franklin Townsite

Diamond, Washington

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Take a tour through the once-thriving coal-mining community of Franklin. Things are easy once on the trail. Head up to a signed junction complete with an ore cart donated by the Palmer Coking Company. Veer left for the mine and cemetery. While there are some foundations on the right, you need permission from Palmer before doing much in the way of exploring on their land.
Hiking through History Washington

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Hiking through History Washington

by Nathan and Jeremy Barnes (Falcon Guides)

Take a tour through the once-thriving coal-mining community of Franklin.


Things are easy once on the trail. Head up to a signed junction complete with an ore cart donated by the Palmer Coking Company. Veer left for the mine and cemetery. While there are some foundations on the right, you need permission from Palmer before doing much in the way of exploring on their land.

© 2014 Nathan and Jeremy Barnes/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Diamond
Length: 2.2
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Franklin Tours, The Black Diamond Historical Society, PO Box 232, Black Diamond, WA 98010; (253) 852-6763; blackdiamondmuseum.org
Local Maps: USGS Cumberland
Topo Map: Franklin Townsite Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking through History Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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