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!
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 Geocaching.com to see your find count increase!
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