Directions: Past Green Lake and turn down WEdgemont Lake turnoff turning at the Whistler Paintball. As soon as you see the sign for the Paintball; park here as the road is washed out. There’s a smashed up trailer in the parking lot.
History: Parkhurst isn’t really a ghost town… Parkhurst was once an old logging town on the edge of Green Lake. The Barr Brothers Logging Company purchased it in 1926 from a recent widow looking to sell; Mrs. Parkhurst sold the land with a small house. Soon it was filled with many into small houses, bunkhouses and a steam powered mill. Seventy loggers lived & worked in the mill. They named the town after the original owners, Parkhurst. In 1932 the mill was purchased by another logging company and named Northern Mills. A fire came and destroyed the mill in 1938. Shortly after, the town grew with a store and a school.
The logging industry slowed down in the 50’s and finally the town was left ghostly in 1966. Today the town is filled with artifacts from that era.
It is difficult to find the town and I will explain it the best way I can.
Start walking down and over washed out road and make shift bridge crossing a skinny Green River Creek. Continue past two yellow gates, one with the new TM, Sea to Sky Trail. The train tracks are on your right.
Carry on as you cross a tired bridge over green river. Watch your steps here.Cross the train tracks. Note: Walking on the train tracks is illegal. Keep walking and the train tracks soon merge. The entrance to the TM is here.
As you go up the wide trail you'll come to a branch in the trail. For a fun little side view go to the right and down the trail and cross the active train tracks. There a re two trail markers here showing you the way into the forest. Walk down the trail to see some old beaten cars and machinery for years past.
Once you’ve filled your camera with golden old memories walk back up the trail and over the trail tracks and the path. Go up the trail. Now you’re in a blanket of lavish emerald green moss as you walk up and down.
Views of the mountains and Green Lake peek through the trees. Soon you’ll hear the creek and you come to the end of the trail. Go to your right and walk down the path past a trail to the lake on your left and a few feet up the hill is your first site of years gone by. As you walk along old houses and cars are scattered everywhere. There’s no trail markers, you just have to spend time looking about and as you walk along you find gems here and there. Most of the houses have since fallen but there’s still a good car here and there standing. Once you’re done head back down the trail the way you came. It gets tricky here. You have an option to go back the way you came or carry along the trail and past the side trail where you came out. I will tell you the loop way.
Carry on this trail as it comes out into the open and up onto a rocky logging road. Go down left about 100 meters to another logging road and follow the new Sea to Sky Trail sign and go left. About another 100 meters is the continuing trail along Sea to Sky trail. It goes past a pretty raging green river waterfall far off in the bushes & blocked with trees. The trail goes back on the logging road. Keep going along you'll come to a bridge and waterfall. Keep following this trail down to the yellow gate you past earlier and turn right. Cross the make shift bridge and washed pout road and return back to your car. Happy & safe trails.