Enola Low-Grade Adventure

Uncharted Lancaster:Ā Enola Low-Grade Adventure

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Distance:Ā 27.6 miles of completely level terrain (unless you leave the rail trail).
What to bring: A bicycle to speed your journey, an internet-connected device with GPS, and a digital camera.

With almost 28 miles of accessible trail finding the right spot is a real challenge. As such there are two ways to complete this adventure. But first, if you want to learnĀ more about the Atglen & Susquehanna’s history. click here.

Needle in a Haystack

Traverse the Enola Low-Grade Trail until you find the location shown in the image below.

Find this spot on the trail.

Standing in the spot where the picture was taken. Turn to your 8 o’clock position and walk until you find the hole above eye level in the wall of this small valley.

Depending on the season this small cave can be difficult to locate as vegetation could obscure its view.

Look inside the hole to claim your reward.

Hidden Treasure

If you can completeĀ the Uncharted Lancaster: Enola Low-Grade Adventure,Ā you will be rewarded withĀ one of the 882 coins of cursed Aztec Gold. TheĀ Aztec EmpireĀ deliveredĀ a stone chestĀ with 882 pieces ofĀ Aztec goldĀ toĀ HernĆ”n CortĆ©sĀ in an attempt to stop the slaughter of their people.

But in his greed, CortĆ©s refused to halt his conquest. In response, theĀ heathen godsĀ placed a curse upon the gold, so that any mortal who removed a single coin from the chest would be punished for eternity. The only way to lift the curse was to return all the Aztec gold pieces to the chest and pay the heathen gods back in blood.

So, it goes without saying, remove at your own risk.

Cursed Aztec gold coin. Remove at your own risk.

Longer Two Stop Method

Find the culvert that Trout Run flows through. The culvert can be accessed via Pennsy Road or you can walk there on the Enola Low-Grade Trail via from the Red Hill trail access parking area.

Culvert at Trout Run Nature Preserve.Ā 

Almost directly above the culvert find the transmission pole line. The pole has an information plate on it. Find the pole’s weight and enter the five-digit number as the password to access the location of this adventure’s treasure.

To unlock the location of this adventure’s treasure, enter the pole’s 5-digit weight as the password.

Learn More

If you want to learnĀ more about theĀ history of the Enola Low-Grade before starting the adventure,Ā click here.

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