Task Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
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Gulf Wilderness Park: The Creepy Red Trail - OU00BF

 You have to look long and hard to find a creepier trail than the red trail in Lockport's Gulf Wilderness Park.

Hidden by  Borst68

N 43° 10.617' W 78° 43.205' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 24 September 2010
 Date Created: 21 September 2010
 Last Modified: 02 December 2012
 Waypoint: OU00BF


{{found}} 11 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 2 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
4608 Visitors
9 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
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In the Woods Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

The trail is home to many old deformed trees and large twisted vines.  Even during the bright summer sun you get an eerie feeling while walking this trail, as if you are being watched.  This cache and two others will take you for a tour of the red trail.  

Besides the general creepiness of this trail, one also must beware of several other hazards.  The terrain can be steep at times.  Rocks are also abundant here.  Most of the trails here have some rocky stretches that can cause slips, trips and spills.  If you slip on a rock and reach for a tree to regain your balance, make sure the tree isn't covered with poison ivy!  Poison ivy is the semi-official plant of Niagara County.  It seems to cover everything that isn't covered by thorns.  Stay on the trail (this is a tour of the trail after all...) and you should be ok.  If you do enter a rocky area, PLEASE be careful.

Parking #1 is the best parking if you are planning on doing ONLY the Creepy Red Trail series.  If you are doing other caches in this fine park, Parking 2 may or may not be better.  I have listed both.  It really doesn't matter too much where you park.  I have also included a jpeg of a map I made.  The Creepy Red Trail is the red line on the map.

Coordinates:  All coordinates were acquired using a Garmin Dakota 20.  Given the dense foliage and slope of the area, your GPS may end up being less accurate than you would like.

Good Luck and Be Safe!

Other caches in the series: Gulf Wilderness Park: The Creepy Red Trail (OU00BF) & Gulf Wilderness Park: The Final Chapter (Bonus)

Look for the coords to the bonus cache in the other two caches.

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Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 43° 10.500'
W 78° 43.348'
Parking AreaN 43° 11.001'
W 78° 42.915'
 More Parking (West Jackson St.) 

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 11x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 2x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

9 02 December 2012 Borst68 Cache archived

Cache was archived.

3 02 December 2012 Borst68 Comment

Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

1 13 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3410.  First I parked in the larger lot, by the railroad.  I didn't know where the trailhead was ended up deciding to move on.  As I started to drive away, I saw the big sign for the trails.  Pulled over and decided to go for these 3 caches.

I somehow decided to follow the Blue Trail - sometimes I don't know what to think about myself.  While still on the wrong trail, I ended up slipping on a rock and falling.  After confirming my GPS, phone and iPod were OK, I back tracked and go my self on the namesake trail.

Took a few minutes to actually find the (the 1st) cache, but it ended up being in a spot I'd checked early on.

This was a very good set of caches and I will recommend the bonus.

Thanks and Happy Trails!



1 27 November 2011 KK2005 Found it

I was able to spot this one quite quickly.  I have seen two hikers by the creek but they did not pay any attention to me. Thank you for the nice hike!

1 17 September 2011 Mr.Yuck Found it

This was the only of the 3 caches I found in Gulf Wilderness today after I concocted a rather horrible last-minute plan to go after them while my kid was at Skateland on Lincoln Avenue for a little less than 2 hours for a birthday party, which I just found out about the night before. Just popped the 3 caches in the GPS, and showed up. First, on my old Garmin, I only get the text "OC US: Gulf Wilderness Park Th" and that's it. I couldn't tell which one was the mystery final with the bogus coordinates! Who knew if I was going to show up at bogus coords with no cache to be found? So I actually took the white trail most of the way in, had to cross the stream (not flowing much, and there are a bazillion rocks all along the length of it), and I made my way to a set of coordinates, which turned out the be the 2nd one, and this cache. Stumbled around for about 5 minutes before finding it in it's excellent hiding spot. Put the 1/2 of the coords for the final in my GPS, and went looking for the next one, again not knowing if it was bogus coordinates. Turns out, after a phone call to the cache owner that it wasn't but I ran out of time after about 10 minutes of looking for that one, and had to head back to the car. And oh yeah, almost forgot, there was no pen in this cache, so I had to burn a stick to scribble "YUCK 9/17/11" in the logbook!! It actually doesn't look too bad, and I'll bet it lasts much longer than mud. But since I have to come back, I'll sign that properly. I hope to do that this fall, but it might be next spring. Thanks for the adventure, it was a nice insect free hike on a cool late summer day.