Welcome to the Search!
Read this page to learn more about Geocaching- a fun outdoor activity for all in Cedar Hill and across the globe, how to do it, and what you can find in Cedar Hill!
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching(pronounced Geo-Cash) is a GPS guided treasure hunt that takes place all over the globe, even right here in Cedar Hill, and probably not too far from your front door. Using a smartphone Geocache hunters are able to search for hidden items, and even hide their own for others to find.
What do I need to go Geocaching?
How do I get started?
Once you've downloaded the Geocaching app you can see the various Geocaches around you. Find one that looks interesting and hit "Start" and the app will guide you to the geocache's location where some extra searching may be required.
When searching for any geocache it is important to have respect:
- Respect other people by not getting in their way, or disturbing their time at the park.
- Respect the environment by not leaving trash, or damaging the environment.
- Respect the geocache and other geocachers by not damaging or removing a geocache.
If you really want to be prepared for your search here are some extras you can bring along:
- Wear long pants and/or a long sleeved shirt
- Power bank/phone charger
- Pencil/pen to sign the log
- First aid kit
Finding a Geocache
Geocaches come in many shapes and sizes- from rectangular boxes to tiny round containers to items that blend in with the environment. Some are obvious, and some are extremely well hidden.
When you finally find a geocache be sure to follow the 3 main rules!
1. If you take something, leave something of equal or greater value.
2. Sign the logbook and log your find the Geocaching app(Click the Geocache, and then "Log".)
3. Return the Geocache to the original location.
Inside a Geocache you may find:
A Logbook: Sign your name and when you were there, and see everyone else who's found it.
SWAG: Small prizes for finding the geocache. If you take a piece of swag, it's nice to also leave a piece of swag also.
Clues: Some geocaches have multiple pieces to find and will contain clues regarding the location of the next geocache.
Trackables: These are small items that have a code on them. More can be read about them here.
After signing the logbook and trading any SWAG return the logbook to the geocache, seal it, and put it back exactly where you found it.
For more information and questions regarding geocaching visit the official Geocaching guide at: https://www.geocaching.com/guide/
Find the Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Geocaches!
The Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department has placed Geocaches in some of their favorite spots around the city! Some of our geocaches include free Cedar Hill SWAG to take home.
Visit our caches below, and stay up to date with new Cedar Hill geocaches and challenges:
- Cedar Trails
- In The Meadows
- Upon The One Less Traveled
- Through The Trees
- Over The Hills and Through The Woods
- Calf Pasture Quandry