The last time we were in the area we did Silver Creek and Michigan River. This time, we came off of Silver Creek and decided to skip the more challenging bit of Michigan River to see the areas we didn't have time for the last time. We turned onto Teller City to run it from the northern end to the trailhead to the south.
The first part of the trail was in the trees, and then we went down a loose hill. When we got to the bottom, we found ourselves at a confusing intersection. There were two options, and we decided to go check out Teller City first. We parked at the big parking lot and checked out the signs. Unfortunately, the signs about the city itself were faded and mostly unreadable.
Parts of the ghost town were surrounded by fences, and we couldn't see much from the road. We grabbed our lunches and found one of the nice picnic tables inside the main fenced-in area. It's always nice to have a surprise picnic table for lunch. A few people came to check out the cabin near us while we ate.
The cabin was small but it looked well preserved. We walked around just a bit, not seeing much else. Apparently, you need to walk around a lot to find all of the remnants of the town. We didn't take the time this time, though.
We did Jack Creek, then came back down to Teller City. We also did Taylor Draw and Illinois River before we finally made it out to the pavement. It wasn't a challenging trail, but it was a great way to connect the trails we did. We'd try to make it a lunch spot each time we were in the area, too.