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Devil’s Hole

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Hidden : 09/20/2003
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

West Essex Trail, Verona/Cedar Grove, NJ

To find this cache you will follow clues along and in the general area of this 3.3 mile trail. Prepare to cover more than 7 miles. Fortunately, this is a designated a bicycle trail. The trail is situated on the former right-of-way of the Caldwell Branch of the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. Though the trail is used presently by walkers and bicyclists, fiscal restraints have postponed implementation of the County's final grading and landscaping plans.

Go to the above listed coordinates, walking the trail in northernly direction, on the slope to your left, you will see a large rock (approx 10 feet across at it’s apex, pictured below) that is split into 3 sections. This is about 40 steps from the Green Acres sign. In between the sections, you will find a camo-ed screw-top containing one full and 7 partial coordinates. Use them with the corresponding clues listed below and work your way to the cache:

Suggested parking at the trail entrance on Arnold Way in Verona at: N 40° 50.305 W 074° 14.999


A. 3rd digit of the erected year on the school's cornerstone = A

B. The number inside the pentagon on the hydrant top, minus 1 = B

C. third digit of the zip code on the sign that is beneath the “No Motor Vehicles” sign = C

D. 1st of the two digit number on the railway marker monument = D

E. the section (SECT) number on the tower, minus 3 = E

F. the 3 digits on the dark-colored mailbox on a wood frame, added together = F

G. 3rd digit in the "Beth Steelton" manufacture year of the rails, minus 5 = G



This micro cache is a small magnetic key holder ornamented to blend into it’s setting. It contains a 2-pointed pencil stub and disclaimer with a ruled sign-in log on the back. The cache is in plain view but can be easily overlooked. No unsupervised kids on this one. Email the hand-written number on the log sheet to verify your find. Good luck, you’re gonna need it.

June 19, 2014 - Man Dies at Devil's Hole in Cedar Grove

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

fgrc bhg abegurnfg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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