This ghost town was once a booming logging city abandoned in the 1920's when the Mill closed down. Today, because of graffiti and trash left behind by careless people, it is closed for public access.
This town is located just outside of Olympia Washington in the Capital Forest. I couldn't believe I had lived here almost 25 years and had never heard of this place. Getting there is relatively easy. Just type in Bordeaux Washington into your gps. (At least that's what we did) It is located between Mimi Mounds and Cedar Creek correctional center. Once on Bordeaux rd the gps will give you false directions and tell you to go up a logging road to your right, THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT PATH. Continue driving on Bordeaux rd about .25 miles further and you will see a place to park your car on the left. Park here and there is a small trail. Almost immediately after starting the trail you will see 2 moss covered concrete walls, this is how you know you're on the right path. If you have trouble finding it or for some odd reason you don't have gps there is directions you can find on the internet.
It's not so much a hike, and you don't need to be in any shape to do get here, simply get out of your car, walk down a very short path where you will come to a pond with a makeshift bridge. Cross this and you will begin seeing old bricks and pieces of buildings through out. I was surprised when I came upon 2 buildings that were still standing. The crumbling moss covered concrete walls and vine covered vaults make for some awesome looking pictures. It was a great little adventure and I'm glad I got to see it.
Make sure to watch your step, there is pieces of the buildings on the trail which can catch your feet. Also watch for stinging needles, they're almost impossible to avoid.