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The Old Mine Railbed is one of the lesser known trails in the Park. Blazed yellow, it's a 1.6 mile trail that can be accessed by either end. True to its name, the trail follows the railbed of a Civil War era mule-drawn railroad used to haul iron ore. Consequently, it is quite level, with only one short rocky hill after it leaves the railbed. The suggested parking will give you a 1/3 mile hike through very serene territory off Sunken Mine Road, but a longer hike along Red to Yellow from Rt301 will lead you here as well. To find the cache, stay on the yellow trail until you're within about 75 feet of the GZ, where you'll find a smaller unmarked trail leading towards the outstanding lake views here.
Cache is park approved and carries permit #5-9.