Geocaching Trails by State

"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something," J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in his classic book, The Hobbit. "You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after." That will certainly be the case on your journey along a geochaching trail! Not only does the sport offer the excitement of discovery, but it nudges you into the outdoors to enjoy all the wonders there.

Using a handheld GPS unit or smartphone, you'll hunt down hidden caches along a geocaching trail that were left by others playing the game. These can be containers of any size, and some may be camouflaged and made harder to find than others. Inside each cache, you'll find a logbook to sign, and often there will also be a collection of mementos you can choose from; take one and leave an inexpensive trinket of your own for the next seeker.

Or hide your own cache-maybe in an old railroad tunnel or in a trailside garden-your creativity (and the observance of the trail's rules and property lines) is the only limit.

Search for geocaching trail maps on TrailLink.com. Every mapped trail on the site has a link where you can download the map to your GPS unit. These maps can help you navigate your route, though they don't contain details on specific caches. For that, you can visit Geocaching.com, the premier site for information on the sport. For those just starting out, REI also offers helpful articles and resources on geocaching.

Share your treasure hunting experience on TrailLink.com by posting a review of the geocaching trail and uploading pictures of your loot. We can't wait to see what you found!