• Geocache on the Trail

  • Source: geocaching.com

  • What is Geocaching?

    Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

    Geocaching is a treasure hunt! It's an outdoor activity that combines hiking and exploring using a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate either virtual or actual treasure caches.

  • What does a cache look like? What does a cache look like?

    Geocaches come in many forms—from water bottles to cans, as long as it is a covered, water-proof container.

    What's inside a cache? What's inside a cache?

    Depending on the size of the geocache container, often people will leave little trinkets (key chains or mini toys). Geocachers will remove the loot and replace it with other cool stuff for you to find! Food is not allowed inside geocache containers.

    How do I find caches on the trail? How do I find caches on the trail?

    Open the geocaching.com site. 

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    • Type in your location in the search box and see what's nearby

    What do I do after I find a cache? What do I do after I find a cache?

    Inside the cache will be a logbook for you to record your find. If there is treasure inside, you can take it, but make sure you also leave something in its place. Remember to hide the cache exactly how you found it for the next geocacher to find! Then when you get home, you can post your find and share your experience on geocaching.com.

    Are there rules? Are there rules?

    Minnesota statutes state that outdoor recreation activities that do not cause material disturbance to a park’s natural features or introduce undue artificiality into the natural scene may be permitted. As long as caches are placed in locations that do not negatively impact natural or cultural resources, visitor safety or other park users are acceptable.