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Red Dead Redemption 2 Poisonous Trail Treasure Guide - How to Find all the Poisonous Treasure Locations

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There’s plenty of treasure hunts scattered throughout Red Dead Redemption 2, one of which is the Poisonous Trail treasure hunt. In this Red Dead Redemption 2 Poisonous Trail treasure guide, we’ll be guiding you through all the locations that you need to head to on the map in order to complete this side quest.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Poisonous Trail Treasure Locations

To kick off the Poisonous Trail treasure mission in Red Dead Redemption 2, you firstly need to have started the Gunslinger missions. For a walkthrough of how to do just this, as well as how to track down all the famed fighters, check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 Gunslinger guide.

With the Gunslinger quest started, you need to find Flaco Hernandez, at the map point just below. Find and kill Flaco, and you can retrieve the first Poisonous Trail treasure map from his cabin.

The location of Flaco Hernandez.

Poisonous Trail Treasure Location 1

With the first map in hand, you need to head to the point on the map just below in Lemoyne, just west of Ringneck Creek. You need to look for a hollow tree, within which you can obtain the second map in the Poisonous Trail mission.

The location of the first Poisonous Trail treasure stash.

Poisonous Trail Treasure Location 2

Now that you’ve got the second map in the Poisonous Trail quest, head directly west from the Van Horn Trading Post. Here, on top of a steep hill, you can find a small group of stones on the ground, which hide the third treasure map.

The location of the second Poisonous Trail treasure stash.

Poisonous Trail Treasure Location 3

You now need to head northwest from the Van Horn Trading Post, to the Elysian Pool. On the northern bank of the river, you need to locate a small secret entrance behind the waterfall, which leads you into a cavern.

The location of the third Poisonous Trail treasure stash.

This cavern can be particularly tricky to navigate your way through. Get out your lantern, and climb over the first ledge that you come to. After this, you’re looking for a path heading down on the right, directly after you’ve taken a steep drop.

Next, you’ll come to a small tunnel entrance that you need to crouch to make it under. Take the next path on your right, and when you can stand again, look to your left. Jump over the ledge, climb up another ledge, and you can search a small boulder to find the four gold bars in total, not a bad reward for a fair bit of trekking.

Now that we’re all done with this treasure trail in Red Dead Redemption 2, maybe you want to head in the direction of another rewarding treasure hunt. Head over to our Red Dead Redemption 2 Jack Hall gang treasure guide, for more.

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  • Avatar for crunchb3rry #1 crunchb3rry 20 days ago
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  • Avatar for Karnej #2 Karnej 15 days ago
    I saw the bounties quest option before I got into the bar fight with javier but I didn't mess with it at the time. Now I can't seem to get it to happen at all. I've waited in town, done other things, slept. I'm not sure what to do exactly. Any suggestions?

    Edit: I didn't realize I was still on the debt collection mission for Strauss and it locked a few things including the bounty starting quest. I had just gotten distracted by the open world and didn't put those 2 things together till way later than I want to admit.Edited 3 weeks ago by Karnej
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  • Avatar for duster000 #3 duster000 13 days ago
    I cannot ask the ticket man in Rhodes about Midnight. Any suggestions?
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  • Avatar for nickhunt00 #4 nickhunt00 13 days ago
    How do you get the shotgun from the devil in the cave? He just stands there and tell your to leave then does nothing. I shot him and got his body down with tnt and he didn't have anything on him. SO how do you get the shotgun? Thanks.
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  • Avatar for shanezwicker25 #6 shanezwicker25 4 days ago
    It should be noted that if you access a hat from your house while wearing another hat that isn't stored on your horse via the wardrobe, the hat on your head vanishes and is gone. I went through the trouble of getting the hat off the head of the jailhouse guard then drowning myself so I could lose the guards and keep the hat. But then I looked up this guide so I could keep the hat and lost it via the horse thing... Not impressed..
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  • Avatar for Montmont #7 Montmont Yesterday
    I bought a Volcanic revolver, the bought a second, but can’t seem to weild it / find it. Any thoughts?

    SOLVED: Had to leave Rhodes to arm itEdited Yesterday by Montmont
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