The Jack Trail GeoTour
Trail Partner List below (hotels & restaurants for extra points).
Welcome to the Jack Trail GeoTour, a tourism initiative created in partnership with Tennessee Tourism, the South Central Tennessee Tourism Association, Geocaching.com and the local community and Chambers of commerce, which uses the game of Geocaching to encourage geotourism in Middle Tennessee.
Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. This large community often travels long distances to hunt desirable geocaches, especially those along GeoTours.
GeoTours are a series of geocaches engagingly tied together by a common theme, such as the history of a given area or region. There is no fixed itinerary, like on a traditional trail, but rather a series of points of interest in a self-guided, goal-oriented plan.
The official Jack Trail GeoTour Passport functions as a logbook for you to track your progress as you hunt specially placed geocaches along the tour. This passport lets you record “code words” in the geocaches you find in order to qualify for the Jack Trail GeoTour geocoins.
The Jack Trail Geocoin is a special coin created to reward cachers who complete the GeoTour, by collecting points for finding these specific geocaches and eating and lodging with our Trail Partners. Each Geocoin is trackable on www.geocaching.com
In addition to earning points toward your GeoTour rewards by visiting the geocaches placed to form the Jack GeoTour, you can also earn “extra points” by visiting GeoTrail Partner locations.
For example, while visiting one of the towns along the trail you will receive one point for each Jack Trail Geotour geocache that you find and log, while recording the code word in your passport, two points for each meal purchased from a GeoTour Meal Partner and three points for each night stayed with a GeoTour Lodging Partner. Our Trail Partners have been instrumental in making the Jack Trail GeoTour possible and we know you will enjoy hospitality while out geocaching along the Jack Trail.
Each trail partner has a corresponding geocache at their location with a code word, in order to receive credit for meals purchased or nights stayed with one of our Trail Partners, fill their name in the appropriate spot in your passport and have an employee sign the passport. It’s as easy as that to earn extra credit toward your completed passport.
The Governor’s Table at Henry Horton State Park near Chapel Hill
Miss Mary Bobo’s in Lynchburg
Martin’s Barbeque in Nolensville
Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham in Shelbyville
Comfort Inn in Pulaski
Richland Inn in Pulaski
The Inn at Henry Horton State Park near Chapel Hill