What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices, like your smartphone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. People hide geocaches everywhere—from just down the street to the most remote wilderness areas. There are over two million caches hidden worldwide. The Terrell Chamber of Commerce/CBV has created the Terrell Geo Tour with caches hidden throughout our community in a variety of fun, creative, and beautiful outdoor spaces.

How does Geocaching work?

Please watch the video below for an explanation of how geocaching works and how to discover all of the hidden treasures in your own home town or any town you decide to visit.

Tips for Geocaching

• If you take something from the geocache (or “cache”), leave something of equal or greater value.

• Write about your find in the cache logbook.

• Log your experience at or on your mobile app.

• In heavily populated areas, make sure to discreetly locate and log a cache or come back later so that non-geocachers (or “muggles”) will not discover the cache.

• Understand the type and size of the geocache you are searching for. Geocaches vary greatly in size and appearance. In the field you will see everything from large plastic containers and small film canisters to fake rocks with secret compartments.

• During your treasure hunt, spend some time learning more about each location. Take time to take in the history of Terrell. Visit the museums and enjoy the locations.