Geocaching along the AHT

Never heard of geocaching? Here’s a short introduction.

The Allegheny Highlands Trail includes 23 caches in some very interesting places along the 25 miles of trail from the trail heads in Highland Park, Elkins, to Hendricks, near Parsons.

geocaching_mapWe recommend geocaching via a bicycle – almost all of the cache sites are a mile or more from a trail entry point. You will need a GPS or a smartphone that has the Geocaching app installed. A pocket calculator and a compass could be handy, too! You can start your search by going to geocaching.com and entering the ID# below. If you have the smartphone app, you can also type in your location, and nearby geocaches will load on the map.

SECTION ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS CACHE # GEOCACHING.COM ID#
Highland Pk to Gilman AHT-01 GC1Q907
AHT-02 GC1Q910
AHT-04 GC1Q91W
Gilman to Kerens
Multi-Cache Puzzles
Stages MC-1 thru MC- 3 GC1CA1R
Kerens to Montrose
Multi-Cache Puzzles
Stages MC-4 thru MC-6 GC1CA57
Montrose to Porterwood AHT-11 GC1Q9B9
AHT-12 GC1Q9E0
AHT-13 GC1Q9EN
AHT-14 GC1Q9F8
AHT-15 GC1Q9FX
AHT-16 GC1Q9G9
AHT-17 GC1Q9BH
AHT-18 GC1Q9J0
Porterwood to Parsons AHT-19 GC1Q9K8
AHT-20 GC1Q9JG
Bretz to Hendricks AHT-21 GC1Q9KM
AHT-22 GC1Q9M7
AHT-23 GC1Q9MH
AHT-24 GC1Q9MV

The trail is divided into six sections, two of which (Gilman/Kerens and Kerens/Montrose) contain multi-caches with puzzles that require answering questions to reveal numbers that help in finding cache locations.

The other four sections (Highland Park/Gilman – Montrose/Porterwood – Porterwood/Parsons – and Bretz/Hendricks) contain GPS coordinates that identify individual cache locations. AHT-01 is a two-part cache that requires some listening skills.

The clues in the puzzle cache sections are designed to take cache hunters in a North to North/West direction from Gilman to Kerens and Kerens to Montrose. Otherwise, you can start looking for caches from any of the trail access points.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us!

Geocachers in Parsons
Geocachers in Parsons

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