Geocaching: What is it?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:

  1.  Register for a free Basic Membership at
  2.  Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
  3.  Enter your postal code and click "search".
  4.  Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
  5.  Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6.  Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7.  Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8.  Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

Show All Answers

1. Where are the Regional Trails located in Chisago County?
2. Are trail maps available?
3. Are reservations needed to use the Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail or the Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail?
4. What is considered a large event on the Regional Trails?
5. Geocaching: Are there geocache sites on our County Trails?
6. Geocaching: What do I need?
7. Geocaching: What is it?
8. Geocaching: Are there different types?
9. How do I make a donation to the County Parks and Trails?
10. Who do I contact if I have questions not listed here?