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Geocaching 101

Updated: Aug 12, 2022

Getting started with geocaching

You’re invited to join the world’s largest treasure hunt. Watch the video above to see geocaching in action. Below, you’ll find tips and instructions on how to find your first geocache in four simple steps. Download the official Geocaching® app to play.

1. Open the app

Download and open the Geocaching® app to see geocaches near you. Then, select a geocache to find! Find a cache near you.

2. Navigate to the geocache

Once you select a cache, go outside, and use the app to navigate to it. And don’t forget to bring a pen so you can sign the logbook inside the geocache.

3. Look for the geocache

Once you navigate to the location, look at the recent activity and the hint for clues. Geocaches come in all shapes and sizes!

4. Find and log the geocache

Sign your username in the geocache’s logbook and place the geocache back where you found it. Log your find in the app or on to see your find count increase!

Get started!

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