More Than 2 Million Geocaches Are Waiting to be Found

geocache logoGeocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you. There are 2,498,340 active geocaches and more than 6 million geocachers worldwide, according to But, what is geocaching anyway?

It’s a great activity to get you to enjoy the outdoors any time of year with grandkids, friends or on your own. Using a GPS, you find your way to a set of coordinates (found on their website) and then attempt to find a container (know as a geocache) hidden at that location.

When you visit the website and search for geocaches around your zip code, you’ll be surprised at just how many there are. You’ll see them on hiking trails, in parks, parking lots, on the side of a street, in trees, under bushes, in big containers and in very tiny ones. You may find something fun inside the cache or you may want to just sign the log and be on your way to the next find.

Not only is this activity great fun for families, it’s a good way to get more physical activity in while enjoying the outdoors. You can have fun in any season at any time of day too. Check out the geocaching website for more information and to watch a short video.

Join the conversation. Do you take part in this fun activity? If not, are you going to try it?


  4 comments for “More Than 2 Million Geocaches Are Waiting to be Found

  1. Anonymous
    October 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Geocaching is not only fun for participants but it can be a “teaching moment” for young and old alike by explaining what the Global Positioning System is and how it compares to using longitude and latitude on paper maps. Locating caches this way may have unintended consequences in this time of terrorism in the world. Just one rotten terrorist can spoil the fun for everyone.

  2. JoshuaTree
    October 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    This is a great activity. My family has found about 220 caches. A great way to explore places you may not have even known about right where you live.

  3. October 8, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Yep, I sure do. We have just found our 800 cache so that only leaves about err well still over 2 million to go. 🙂

  4. CyndiR
    October 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I LOVE Geocaching. In Arkansas the State Parks have a program, so the caches aren’t just arbitrary, though they may also be. It can be frustrating when there is a “dead cache” as I found across the street at Quinsigamund Park. I spent a half our with the app, but I think re-paving took care of the cache. It’s now a time capsule…

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