Doesn’t your imagination run wild when you see an old, secluded, dense creepy forest? Don’t you feel that the forests have deep dark secrets hiding behind the verdant foliage?
Add them to your bucket list, and here are the forests you should explore. If you get drawn by hidden, mysterious places, then this list may interest you and intrigue you.
Black Forest, Germany
The name sounds pretty mysterious, and that’s because the Black Forest in Germany hides a lot of myths and legends. There are ghosts and nymphs to strange dark pathways into the woods.
The Black Forest is the right forest that conjures an image of fairytales and horror. But unlike the image, it conjures up southwestern Germany offers the exact as it has numerous quaint villages and meandering hiking trails.
The Belgian forest bed has bluebells every spring. It resembles a blue-violet carpet that makes travelers feel they are part of a fairytale.
Rata Forest, New Zealand
The Rata is a tree native to New Zealand, and this forest on Enderby Island has all the gnarled tree trunks and branches. There are many hiking trails in the forest and on the island itself.
Crooked Forest, Poland
The Crooked Forest is right around the Nowe Czarnowo in Poland, and to this day, no one knows why the shape of the trees is the way they are. The 400 pine trees were planted around 1930, possibly to produce the naturally curved timber for creating boats. But till today, the forest still has been able to retain its mysterious quality.
Goblin Forest, New Zealand
The name of the forest sounds creepy forest, and apart from its unique name, it is also unique in every sense of the word. There are a series of stunning tracks and trails that climb up the wonderfully symmetrical Mount Taranaki. You can make your way to the very summit. But the Kāmahi Loop track needs you to pack up stout boots and a sense of adventure.
It is 15km from Stratford, and you can make your way to the Dawsons Falls Wilkies Pool. The forest is eerie with moss-covered trees. They include kamahi, miro, and mountain totara. Since the stretch of the land is misty and gets drenched by rainfall, the trees are covered with green moss all the time, lending it a goblin glow.
Stanton Moor, UK
You can find the small upland area near the village of Birchover, England. It is not only a serene, beautiful forest and has an ancient mystery. It has four Bronze Age stone circles, similar to Stone Henge. There are many other structures, such as the Reform Tower, found in the area.
Moss Swamp, Romania
The mossy forest area in Romania, though no one knows about its real location. Romania is home to one of the most beautiful mountains and forests, so it deserves a dekko. Put on your searching cap to find the mysterious moss swamp.
The Sea of Trees, or Aokigahara, Japan
Aokigahara forest lies at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It is also popular as the sea of trees because of its mysterious nature. It is so dense that it can blank out the external noises and make it very easy to get lost. Sometimes hikers need to find tape on the trees to stop themselves from losing their way around.
Otzarreta Forest, Spain
The Otzarreta Forest is a beautiful part of Gorbea Natural Park in the Basque Country in Spain. The popular Gorbea Natural Park is around the territories of Alava and Bizkaia. Otzarreta beech forest is a well-protected area, the largest in the Basque Country. The highest mountain is Mount Gorbea, located at 1,481 meters.
It is crowned with the metal cross and offers visitors sweeping views of the area’s ecosystem. It is one of the fascinating natural places in Spain. The forest is a combination of a foggy atmosphere and creepy air.
Have you heard of these forests or visited them? Didn’t you feel like that you were in the arms of nature and the vortex of never-ending green? If you haven’t visited these mysterious forests yet, please plan a trip soon. The time, you gave spend exploring these less-trodden trails will remain a memory to cherish for a lifetime.