Geocaching in Pennsylvania

Geocaching unites technology, hiking and scavenger hunts throughout the PA landscape

Anyone with a smartphone can join in the family-friendly fun of a geocaching trip. This high-tech activity includes using a GPS device to search for "caches" (or treasure boxes) hidden throughout the state. Use the geocaching website ( to search for clues to hidden caches near you, type the coordinates into your device, and off you go. Once you find the hidden box, courtesy dictates that you sign the log and leave a trinket behind.

Six state parks–Bald Eagle, Lehigh Gorge, Nockamixon, Prince Gallitzin, Ryerson Station and Sinnemahoning–have caches geared specifically for kids. The Ranger Rick Geotrail, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, includes clues to help kids figure out which Ranger Rick character was there first. Check in online after your adventure to see if you guessed correctly! 


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