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This cache is located a couple of feet off of the Confluence Trail in Illinois and can be reached easiest while bicycling the trail.
From the cache location you can see the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and watch river barges travel thru the Chain of Rocks Canal. The Confluence Trail is a 16-mile trail that connects Alton to Granite City and includes views of the Mississippi River. This combination asphalt and oil and chip trail begins at Russell Commons Park in Alton and extends south to 20th Street in Granite City, mainly along the Mississippi River levee. The Confluence Trail also stops at popular destinations such as the Visitor’s Center at the Alton Lock and Dam and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Hartford. The Confluence Trail also connects Illinois to Missouri over the historic Chain of Rocks Bridge.
The nearest parking for this cache is available at N38 47.611 W090 07.148. From here you can walk or ride your bike less than ½ mile to the cache. Or you can park at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Hartford located off of Route 3 and ride your bike about 1 ½ miles down the trail. Other parking for the trail is available at Russell Commons Park in Alton, Lock and Dam 26 Visitor's Center in Alton, Eastgate Shopping Plaza in East Alton, and on both the Illinois and Missouri sides of the Chain of Rocks Bridge.
The small metal container has just a log to sign your name. Please bring a pen or pencil.
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