The Golden Spike is hidden within the city limits of Watertown.

Please do not damage any property trying to find the Golden Spike.

Do not look on private property.

Clues will be posted each day on the Rails to Trails website, Facebook page, and Instagram at 9:00 am each day beginning on Monday, July 26th.

New this year: the use of metal detectors is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

If you find the Golden Spike, call (952) 221-9586 to make arrangements for verification.

The person who finds the Golden Spike will receive a $200 cash prize sponsored by the Watertown Lions Club.

Clues can be found online at:




Monday, July 26, 2021 ~ Clue #1

The Governor has allowed us room to roam,
which is great for our future existence.
Take the masks off outside, find the Golden Spike,
and people will see you beam with pride.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 ~ Clue #2

See the leaves of the trees,
that are now always ever green.
Want to get in on the action?
Park your body down and enjoy it all.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021 ~ Clue #3

You will know you are in the right territory,

When you can see and hear this sound.

But if it begins to rain, you can find shelter here,

you can bank on it; I am not lying.

Thursday, July 29, 2021 ~ Clue #4

It may be news to you,

But what goes around, comes around.

To insure you are looking in the right place,

You must be a good sport to collect the prize.

Friday, July 30, 2021 ~ Clue #5

A former president will bring you down to earth

It will lead you not to seven bridges

but to one bridge with a trail of success

that if you find the Spike you can pocket the cash

Saturday, July 31, 2021 ~ Clue #6

Still haven’t found the Spike?

Feel like screaming until you are hoarse?

Weed like to help. Go off the beaten path but don’t stall.

Look for the Golden top to grab your prize.