Hide a geocache

3 Steps to hide a geocache of your own

Hiding a geocache is a big step in the life of any geocacher. To help with the process, make sure your cache follows the Geocache hiding guidelines. Watch the video above for tips on how to get started.

  1. 1. Take the quiz

    After you read and understand the Geocache hiding guidelines, take the quiz to find out if you’re ready to hide your first cache.

  2. 2. Hide your cache

    Add a logbook, instructions for finders of your container, and then hide it in a location you want to highlight. Visit our Help Center for tips on how to hide your cache and create your cache page.

  3. 3. Submit your cache page for review

    A local community volunteer will review your cache page before they publish it. Visit our Help Center to learn more about the cache review process.

Host a geocaching event

Geocaching events

Geocaching events are a great way to meet the local geocaching community or even bring geocachers from around the world together. To help you plan and host a great event, be sure to read the current event guidelines.

CITO (Cache In Trash Out ®)

CITO (Cache In Trash Out ®) Events are a way for the geocaching community to take care of the natural areas we enjoy while geocaching. Learn more about CITO Events in the Help Center.

Instructions for Finders

Include these instructions inside your geocache.