Treasure Trails/Guide/Hot Cold

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Hot Cold clues are clues in which a strange device will tell the player in the chatbox whether the player is Hot (close to) or Cold (far away from) the intended location to dig. This is based on an older children's game.

To find your location, click on the strange device and it will tell you how close you are to the treasure. (if solving a master clue, you will also take some damage). Its temperature is based on the distance of the treasure from the player, measured in the number of steps it would take to reach the treasure, ignoring any obstacles (this is the Chebyshev distance between the player and treasure). Then, teleport or walk to another location, and check to see if the strange device has gotten warmer. Repeat to pinpoint a location. You can also use the list or map to help you find your location.

A map of Gielinor displaying all possible master clue locations.
For a full sized image, click here.

If solving a master clue, when you dig at the dig spot, you will be attacked by a Brassican Mage in a single-combat area, or three Ancient Wizards if your clue leads you to a multi-combat area. In the fight against the Brassican Mage, his attacks are not affected by protection prayers; however, ranged armour seems to help. The three Ancient Wizards are a lot stronger and will use all three combat styles alongside poisoning you (poison cannot be blocked by protection prayers)

Beginner Hot Cold clues[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map
Inside the wheat field next to Draynor Village
Hot cold clue - Draynor Village wheat field.png
Hot cold clue - Draynor Village wheat field map.png
Atop Ice Mountain
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Hot cold clue - Ice Mountain map.png
Cow field north of Lumbridge
Hot cold clue - Lumbridge cow field.png
Hot cold clue - Lumbridge cow field map.png
Patch of mushrooms just northwest of Draynor Manor
Hot cold clue - Draynor Manor.png
Hot cold clue - Draynor Manor map.png
Northeast of Al Kharid Mine
Hot cold clue - Al Kharid Mine.png
Hot cold clue - Al Kharid Mine map.png

Master Hot Cold clues[edit | edit source]

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Asgarnia Desert Feldip Hills Fremennik Province Great Kourend Kandarin Karamja Kebos Lowlands Misthalin Morytania Western Provinces Wilderness

Asgarnia[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
North of the Warriors' Guild in Burthorpe.
Hot cold clue - north of Warriors Guild.png
Hot cold clue - north of Warriors Guild map.png
East of Jatix's Herblore Shop in Taverley.
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Hot cold clue - east of Taverley herb shop map.png
West of Barbarian Village.
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Hot cold clue - west of Barbarian Village map.png
North of Miazrqa's tower, outside Goblin Village.
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Hot cold clue - north of Miazrqa's tower map.png
In the cow pen north of Sarah's Farming Shop.
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Hot cold clue - north of farming shop map.png
Outside the Falador Party Room.
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Hot cold clue - outside party room map.png
Outside the Crafting Guild cow pen.
Hot cold clue - outside Crafting Guild.png
Hot cold clue - outside Crafting Guild map.png
In the centre of the Rimmington mine.
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Hot cold clue - rimmington mine centre map.png
Mudskipper Point, on the starfish in the south-west corner.
Hot cold clue - mudskipper point.png
Hot cold clue - mudskipper point map.png
The Troll arena, where the player fights Dad during the Troll Stronghold quest. Bring climbing boots.
Hot cold clue - troll arena.png
Hot cold clue - troll arena map.png

Desert[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
West of Nardah genie cave.
Hot cold clue - Genie cave.png
Hot cold clue - Genie cave map.png
West of Al Kharid mine.
Hot cold clue - Al Kharid Mines.png
Hot cold clue - Al Kharid Mines map.png
North of Menaphos gate.
Hot cold clue - Menaphos.png
Hot cold clue - Menaphos map.png
Single
Bedabin Camp, dig around the north tent.
Hot cold clue - Bedabin Camp.png
Hot cold clue - Bedabin Camp map.png
Single
West of Uzer.
Hot cold clue - West of Uzer.png
Hot cold clue - West of Uzer map.png
Single
West of Pollnivneach.
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Hot cold clue - west of Pollnivneach map.png
Next to Mage Training Arena.
Hot cold clue - Mage Training Arena.png
Hot cold clue - Mage Training Arena map.png
South-west of Shantay Pass.
Hot cold clue - Shantay Pass.png
Hot cold clue - Shantay Pass map.png

Feldip Hills[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
West of Jiggig, east of the fairy ring BKP.
Hot cold clue - west of jiggig.png
Hot cold clue - west of jiggig map.png
West of the southeasternmost lake in Feldip Hills.
Hot cold clue - feldip south-eastern lake.png
Hot cold clue - feldip south-eastern lake map.png
East of the gnome glider (Lemantolly Undri).
Hot cold clue - feldip gnome glider.png
Hot cold clue - feldip gnome glider map.png
South of Rantz, six steps west of the empty glass bottles.
Hot cold clue - south of Rantz.png
Hot cold clue - south of Rantz map.png
South of Jiggig.
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Hot cold clue - south of jiggig map.png
Outside the red chinchompa hunting ground entrance, south of the Hunting expert's hut.
Hot cold clue - south of hunting expert.png
Hot cold clue - south of hunting expert map.png
South-east of the ∩-shaped lake, near the Hunter training icon.png icon.
Hot cold clue - near hunting icon.png
Hot cold clue - near hunting icon map.png
Directly west of the Castle Wars balloon.
Hot cold clue - near castle wars.png
Hot cold clue - near castle wars map.png

Fremennik Province[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
At the Mountain Camp.
Hot cold clue - Mountain Camp.png
Hot cold clue - Mountain Camp map.png
At the Rellekka Hunter area, near the Hunter training icon.png icon.
Hot cold clue - Polar Hunter area.png
Hot cold clue - Polar Hunter area map.png
West of the Keldagrim entrance mine.
Hot cold clue - near Keldagrim entrance mine.png
Hot cold clue - near Keldagrim entrance mine map.png
Outside the fence in the south-western corner of Rellekka.
Hot cold clue - outside Rellekka fence.png
Hot cold clue - outside Rellekka fence map.png
South-east of the Lighthouse.
Hot cold clue - southeast of lighthouse.png
Hot cold clue - southeast of lighthouse map.png
Inside Etceteria's castle, in the southern staircase.
Hot cold clue - Etceteria.png
Hot cold clue - Etceteria map.png
Outside Miscellania's courtyard.
Hot cold clue - Miscellania.png
Hot cold clue - Miscellania map.png
Central Fremennik Isles mine.
Hot cold clue - neit rune rock.png
Hot cold clue - neit rune rock map.png
West Fremennik Isles mine.
Hot cold clue - West Fremennik Isles mine.png
Hot cold clue - West Fremennik Isles mine map.png
West of the Jatizso mine entrance.
Hot cold clue - Jatizso.png
Hot cold clue - Jatizso map.png
Pirates' Cove
Hot cold clue - Pirates' Cove.png
Hot cold clue - Pirates' Cove map.png
Astral altar
Hot cold clue - Astral altar.png
Hot cold clue - Astral altar map.png
Lunar Isle, inside the village.
Hot cold clue - Lunar Isle.png
Hot cold clue - Lunar Isle map.png
Lunar Isle, north of the village.
Hot cold clue - Lunar Isle north.png
Hot cold clue - Lunar Isle north map.png

Great Kourend[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
Next to the bank in the Lovakengj blast mine.
Hot cold clue - blast mine bank chest.png
Hot cold clue - blast mine bank chest map.png
Northern part of the Lovakengj blast mine.
Hot cold clue - blast mine north.png
Hot cold clue - blast mine north map.png
Next to the lovakite furnace in Lovakengj.
Hot cold clue - Lovakengj lovakite furnace.png
Hot cold clue - Lovakengj lovakite furnace map.png
Next to mithril rock in the Lovakengj mine.
Hot cold clue - Lovakengj mine.png
Hot cold clue - Lovakengj mine map.png
Western entrance in Lovakengj's sulphur mine.
Hot cold clue - sulphur mine.png
Hot cold clue - sulphur mine map.png
South-east of the bank in Shayzien.
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Hot cold clue - southeast of Shayzien bank map.png
Overpass between Lovakengj and Shayzien.
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Hot cold clue - between Lovakengj and Shayzien map.png
Within Lizardman Canyon, east of the ladder. Requires 5% Shayzien favour.
Hot cold clue - Lizardman Canyon.png
Hot cold clue - Lizardman Canyon map.png
Shayzien, south-east of the Combat Ring.
Hot cold clue - southeast of the Combat ring.png
Hot cold clue - southeast of the Combat ring map.png
North-west of the bank in Shayzien.
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Hot cold clue - northwest of Shayzien bank map.png
North-west of the Arceuus Library.
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Hot cold clue - northwest of Arceuus library map.png
By the entrance to the Arceuus church.
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Hot cold clue - Arceuus church map.png
West of the Dark Altar.
Hot cold clue - west of dark altar.png
Hot cold clue - west of dark altar map.png
By the southern entrance to Arceuus.
Hot cold clue - Arceuus entrance.png
Hot cold clue - Arceuus entrance map.png
By the Arceuus essence mine.
Hot cold clue - Arceuus essence mine.png
Hot cold clue - Arceuus essence mine map.png
North-east of the Arceuus essence mine.
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Hot cold clue - Arceuus essence mine NE map.png
South of the Piscarilius mine.
Hot cold clue - Piscarilius mine.png
Hot cold clue - Piscarilius mine map.png
South of The Golden Field tavern in the northern area of Hosidius.
Hot cold clue - south of the Golden Field.png
Hot cold clue - south of the Golden Field map.png
East of Mess hall.
Hot cold clue - east of Mess hall.png
Hot cold clue - east of Mess hall map.png
East of Watson's house.
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Hot cold clue - east of Watson's house map.png
North of Vannah's Farm Store, between the chicken coop and willow trees.
Hot cold clue - north of Vannah's Farm Store.png
Hot cold clue - north of Vannah's Farm Store map.png

Kandarin[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
North-west of the Sinclair Mansion, near the log balance shortcut.
Hot cold clue - near Sinclair Mansion.png
Hot cold clue - near Sinclair Mansion map.png
Catherby, between the bank and the beehives, near small rock formation.
Hot cold clue - west of Catherby.png
Hot cold clue - west of Catherby map.png
Grand Tree, just east of the terrorchick gnome enclosure.
Hot cold clue - Grand Tree.png
Hot cold clue - Grand Tree map.png
Between the Seers' Village bank and Camelot.
Hot cold clue - near Seers' bank.png
Hot cold clue - near Seers' bank map.png
McGrubor's Wood
Hot cold clue - mcgrubors woods.png
Hot cold clue - mcgrubors woods map.png
South of Fishing Guild
Hot cold clue - south of Fishing Guild.png
Hot cold clue - south of Fishing Guild map.png
Outside Witchaven, west of Jeb, Holgart, and Caroline.
Hot cold clue - near Witchaven.png
Hot cold clue - near Witchaven map.png
Ground floor inside the Necromancer Tower. Easily accessed by using fairy ring code DJP.
Hot cold clue - Necromancer Tower.png
Hot cold clue - Necromancer Tower map.png
South of the Fight Arena, north-west of the Nightmare Zone.
Hot cold clue - northwest of NMZ.png
Hot cold clue - northwest of NMZ map.png
Tree Gnome Village, near the General store icon.png icon.
Hot cold clue - Tree Gnome Village.png
Hot cold clue - Tree Gnome Village map.png
Grave of Scorpius
Hot cold clue - Grave of Scorpius.png
Hot cold clue - Grave of Scorpius map.png
Khazard Battlefield, in the small ruins south of tracker gnome 2.
Hot cold clue - Khazard Battlefield.png
Hot cold clue - Khazard Battlefield map.png
West Ardougne, near the staircase outside the Civic Office.
Hot cold clue - West Ardougne.png
Hot cold clue - West Ardougne map.png
South-west Tree Gnome Stronghold
Hot cold clue - Southwest Tree Gnome Stronghold.png
Hot cold clue - Southwest Tree Gnome Stronghold map.png
South of the Tree Gnome Stronghold, north-east of the Outpost.
Hot cold clue - south of the Tree Gnome Stronghold.png
Hot cold clue - south of the Tree Gnome Stronghold map.png
South-east of Almera's house on Baxtorian Falls.
Hot cold clue - southeast of Almera's house.png
Hot cold clue - southeast of Almera's house map.png
Inside the Barbarian Agility Course. Completion of Alfred Grimhand's Barcrawl is required.
Hot cold clue - Barbarian agility course.png
Hot cold clue - Barbarian agility course map.png

Karamja[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
Musa Point, banana plantation.
Hot cold clue - Musa Point.png
Hot cold clue - Musa Point map.png
Brimhaven, east of the fruit tree patch.
Hot cold clue - Brimhaven docks.png
Hot cold clue - Brimhaven docks map.png
West of Brimhaven.
Hot cold clue - West of Brimhaven.png
Hot cold clue - West of Brimhaven map.png
West of the gnome glider.
Hot cold clue - Karamja gnome glider.png
Hot cold clue - Karamja gnome glider map.png
North-eastern part of Kharazi Jungle.
Hot cold clue - north-western Kharazi Jungle.png
Hot cold clue - north-western Kharazi Jungle map.png
South-western part of Kharazi Jungle.
Hot cold clue - south-western Kharazi Jungle.png
Hot cold clue - south-western Kharazi Jungle map.png
Northern part of Crash Island.
Hot cold clue - Crash Island.png
Hot cold clue - Crash Island map.png

Kebos Lowlands[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
West of the Battlefront.
Hot cold clue - west of Battlefront.png
Hot cold clue - west of Battlefront map.png
West of the Farming Guild.
Hot cold clue - west of Farming Guild.png
Hot cold clue - west of Farming Guild map.png
South-west corner of the Kebos Swamp.
Hot cold clue - south-west Kebos Swamp.png
Hot cold clue - south-west Kebos Swamp map.png

Misthalin[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
South of the stone circle near Varrock's entrance.
Hot cold clue - south of varrock.png
Hot cold clue - south of varrock map.png
Just north-west of the Lumbridge Fishing tutor.
Hot cold clue - Lumbridge Swamp.png
Hot cold clue - Lumbridge Swamp map.png
North of the pond between Lumbridge and Draynor Village.
Hot cold clue - Lumbridge pond.png
Hot cold clue - Lumbridge pond map.png
Nort-east of Gertrude's house west of Varrock.
Hot cold clue - Gertrude house.png
Hot cold clue - Gertrude house map.png
Single
South of Draynor Village bank.
Hot cold clue - south of Draynor bank.png
Hot cold clue - south of Draynor bank map.png
South of Lumber Yard, east of Assistant Serf.
Hot cold clue - south of Lumber Yard.png
Hot cold clue - south of Lumber Yard map.png

Morytania[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
In the north-east area of Burgh de Rott, by the reverse-L-shaped ruins.
Hot cold clue - Burgh de Rott.png
Hot cold clue - Burgh de Rott map.png
West of Port Phasmatys, south-east of fairy ring.
Hot cold clue - Haunted Woods.png
Hot cold clue - Haunted Woods map.png
Inside The Hollows, south of the bridge which was repaired in a quest.
Hot cold clue - The Hollows bridge.png
Hot cold clue - The Hollows bridge map.png
Inside the Mort Myre Swamp, north-west of the Nature Grotto.
Hot cold clue - Mort Myre Swamp.png
Hot cold clue - Mort Myre Swamp map.png
At Haunted Mine quest start.
Hot cold clue - Haunted Mine.png
Hot cold clue - Haunted Mine map.png
South of the Mausoleum.
Hot cold clue - Mausoleum.png
Hot cold clue - Mausoleum map.png
Northern area of Mos Le'Harmless, between the lakes.
Hot cold clue - northern Mos Le'Harmless.png
Hot cold clue - northern Mos Le'Harmless map.png
Near Mos Le'Harmless southern bar.
Hot cold clue - Mos Le'Harmless southern bar.png
Hot cold clue - Mos Le'Harmless southern bar map.png
Northern part of Dragontooth Island.
Hot cold clue - north Dragontooth Island.png
Hot cold clue - north Dragontooth Island map.png
Southern part of Dragontooth Island.
Hot cold clue - south Dragontooth Island.png
Hot cold clue - south Dragontooth Island map.png

Western Provinces[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
North-west of Eagles' Peak.
Hot cold clue - Eagles' Peak.png
Hot cold clue - Eagles' Peak map.png
Piscatoris Fishing Colony
Hot cold clue - Piscatoris Fishing Colony.png
Hot cold clue - Piscatoris Fishing Colony map.png
Eastern part of Piscatoris Hunter area, south-west of the Falconry.
Hot cold clue - SW of Falconer.png
Hot cold clue - SW of Falconer map.png
South-west of the crystal gate to Arandar.
Hot cold clue - Arandar.png
Hot cold clue - Arandar map.png
East of Elf Camp.
Hot cold clue - East of Elf Camp.png
Hot cold clue - East of Elf Camp map.png
North-west of Elf Camp.
Hot cold clue - North-west of Elf Camp.png
Hot cold clue - North-west of Elf Camp map.png
In Lletya.
Hot cold clue - Lletya.png
Hot cold clue - Lletya map.png
Near Tyras Camp.
Hot cold clue - Tyras Camp.png
Hot cold clue - Tyras Camp map.png
The northern house at Zul-Andra.
Hot cold clue - Zul-Andra.png
Hot cold clue - Zul-Andra map.png

Wilderness[edit | edit source]

Location Image Map Combat Type
Inside the Ruins north of the Graveyard of Shadows, level 27 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - eastern ruins.png
Hot cold clue - eastern ruins map.png
Single
North of the Grand Exchange, level 5 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - north of GE.png
Hot cold clue - north of GE map.png
South-east of the Dark Warriors' Fortress, level 12 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - SE of Dark Warriors' Fortress.png
Hot cold clue - SE of Dark Warriors' Fortress map.png
East of the Corporeal Beast's lair, level 20 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - east of corp cave entrance.png
Hot cold clue - east of corp cave entrance map.png
North of Venenatis' nest, level 32 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - north of Venenatis.png
Hot cold clue - north of Venenatis map.png
Multicombat
East of Venenatis' nest, level 28 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - east of Venenatis.png
Hot cold clue - east of Venenatis map.png
Single
East of the Wilderness canoe exit, level 35 Wilderness.

NOTE: This area is on the single/multi-combat border. It is recommended to dig in the single combat area, so you get the Brassican Mage instead of the Ancient Wizards.

Hot cold clue - east of wilderness canoe exit.png
Hot cold clue - east of wilderness canoe exit map.png
South-east of the Chaos Temple, level 37 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - SE of Chaos Temple.png
Hot cold clue - SE of Chaos Temple map.png
South of Callisto, level 38 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - south of Callisto.png
Hot cold clue - south of Callisto map.png
South-west of the Deserted Keep, level 49 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - SW of Deserted Keep.png
Hot cold clue - SW of Deserted Keep map.png
Single
West of the Wilderness Agility Course, level 54 Wilderness.
Hot cold clue - west of Wilderness Agility Course.png
Hot cold clue - south of Wilderness Agility Course map.png