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Hidden Lake

A cache by GeoGyn Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/8/2004
3.5 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

There is about a 3/4 mile hike from the parking area to the cache along a trail (mostly flat but some hilly areas) that looks like it was cut by a bush hog. See image of cache below.

You will need a Phillip's head screwdriver to open this cache!

This previous quarry provided rocks for many of Nashville's downtown buildings as well as the original Shelby Street bridge. When it was pretty much depleted in the early 1930's a group of landowners covered the basin with asphalt and flooded it creating the lake. A club house and dance floor were built and hidden lake became a popular swimming spot for Nashville's prep school boys & girls until WWII. More recently, the land was slated to become an upscale residential area but the developers went bankrupt and the state (aka you and I) ended up with the land.

The hike is beautiful and serene with many opportunities to enjoy Tennessee flora and fauna along the way. This is a rustic wooded area (and I had the ticks to prove it)! The isolated lake that suddenly appears at the final destination is a surprise find. The lake is surrounded by cliffs with great views ......but USE CAUTION. There is heavy tree cover so your GPSr may bounce around, but let it settle down a bit and you should have no problem. Some parking is available at the coordinates below along McCrory Lane near a bridge. Take plenty of time to enjoy this area!

Member of Middle Tennessee GeoCachers Club -

Long pants suggested Long pants suggested Dangerous area - use caution Dangerous area - use caution More than Half a Mile from Trailhead More than Half a Mile from Trailhead Off-trail Hiking Required Off-trail Hiking Required Steep Hike Steep Hike
Scenic View Scenic View ticks Ticks mosquitos Wear bug repellant!
Parking Parking Lat: 36.05.275 Long: 087.01.457 ~ Mapquest
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You will need a Phillip's head screwdriver to open this cache!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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