Uncharted Lancaster: Pequea Trolley Adventure
Distance: 2.5 miles round trip. More if you do a lot of exploring off the main trail.
What to bring: Appropriate footwear. Phone service is non-existence along much of the trail, so preload or save any web pages and/or images you need for finding the treasure cache.
If you want to learn more about Lancaster County’s historic trolley lines before starting this adventure, click here.
Finding the Pequea Trolley Trailhead
You can park near the intersection of River Road and 324. Click here for directions. The parking area is highlighted in red, and the trail is marked in white dotted lines on the map below. The trail is clearly marked and well worn. You can’t miss it.
Finding the Treasure Cache
Head down the Pequea Trolley trail from the former Martic Forge Hotel parking lot towards the rapids of Suzy’s Hole. There are two main sets of rapids. Go past the first set and position yourself in front of the second set of rapids, as shown in the image below. It’s about a .85 mile walk to the treasure cache.
Once you find the rapids, turn around to find the outcropping of rocks shown in the image below. Carefully climb onto the first ledge. A direct approach probably isn’t your best bet. Head to the area of the ridge in the lower right-hand corner of the photo.
Once on the ledge, go to the right-hand end and locate the shoebox-sized rock shelter. Look inside…if you dare.
This where you will find the treasure cache. What’s inside the briefcase? There’s only one way to find out!
Be sure to return the case where you found it for future adventurers to discover.
This map should get your close.
Side Quest: Suzy’s Hole Geocache
If you are looking for a side quest to round out your Pequea Trolley Adventure, try your luck with this Suzy’s Hole Geocache.
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