What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (ammo box) located and hidden at that location. For more information on geocaching visit www.geocaching.com.
Where are the caches located? That is for you to find out! You can load the coordinates onto your GPS or punch in the coordinates listed below. To load the coordinates on your GPS go to www.geocaching.com and search by username: trophyclubpark, or hidden by: Trophy Club Parks and Recreation.
How many caches are there? There are 10 located in Trophy Club Park and 3 located around Trophy Club.
What do the caches look like? The caches are green ammo boxes containing a log book, pencil, and other goodies. Upon finding the cache it is tradition to sign your name and give the date when the cache was found. It is custom to take a goodie out of the box and leave one of your own for someone else to find.
Cache Descriptions and Locations:
Rain Lake: N 33`00.730, W 097`10.883 This natural containment area forms a hidden duck pond when rainfall is sufficient, but dries up when drought conditions persist.
Persimmon Grove: N 33`00.5730, W 097`10.0390 A persimmon is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros in the ebony wood family. The largest identified grove of Persimmon trees are located in this area at the southeast side of the passageway through the pipe fence.
Mr. Tree: N 33`00.184, W 097`09.833 This large tree greets both hikers and horse riders alike with a very quizzical look!
Marshall Creek Bridge: N 33`00.909, W 097`10.087 This bridge connected TW King Rd. to the former Marshall Creek Rd. before Grapevine Dam was built around 1952. Since then the bridge is submerged when the lake is full and is a popular spot frequently used by fisherman.
Creek Side: N 33`00.664, W 097`10.635 Marshall Creek is the predominant feature in the park. From this vantage point one can view a scenic section of the creek. There is an easily accessible gravel bar to allow close approach to the creek and it is a great spot to see fossils (please do not remove fossils from the area).
Bridges to Nowhere: N 33`00.3372, W 097`09.5604 A couple of attempts have been made to install bridges over Indian Creek near the lake. One wooden bridge was forced over 50 feet downstream by flood waters. A concrete, stone, low- water crossing has been completely eroded on all sides making a dry crossing difficult when the lake level is high.
Boy Scout Garden: N 33`00.803, W 097`10.551 This beautiful trail was created by one of Trophy Club's local boy scout troops. The mulched trail is lined with beautiful tree limbs as far as the eye can see.
Boulder Creek: N 33`00.477, W 097`10.557 Earlier attempts to create a natural stone crossing have resulted in many of the large stones falling into the creekbed due to the erosion.
Blue Heron Crossing: N 33`00.544, W 097`11.021 The creek banks at this Marshall Creek crossing are lined with flowers during spring and early summer. Great blue herons are spotted here frequently.
TCP Trailhead: N 33' 00.376, W 097' 10.942 This cache is located at 1 of 4 trailheads to the entrance of Trophy Club Park's beautiful nature trails. If you haven't checked them out you definitely should!
Women's Garden Club: N 33' 00.878, W 097' 10.632 Trophy Club Park's Garden and Pavillion area is maintained by the Parks deptartment and the Women's Garden Club. The pavillion can be rented out for free. The area includes 3 full size picninc tables, a grill, with beautiful trees and plants.
Freedom Dog Park: N 33' 01.20, W 097' 10.895 Freedom Park features separate fenced areas for both large and small dogs, a canine area for various canine classes, two small shaded pavillion, doggie water fountains, wash areas, and agility equipment to make our park the best bet for those with four legs or two.
View of Grapevine Lake: N 33' 01.130, W 097' 10.707 This is a great place to take a picture! The cache is located around a beautiful view of Lake Grapevine.