Geocaching & Location-Based Games

High-Tech Hide & Seek Set your coordinates to fun

Did you know that you can use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (“geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world? It’s a free, family-friendly, high-tech hide and seek! This outdoor treasure-hunting is even enjoyed right here in Geauga County, where naturalists hide a new cache each season for you to find in the parks.

Scroll down for this year’s ongoing caches and rules for placing your own game piece in the parks.

NEW! Location-Based Gaming in the Parks Agents of Discovery

Head to The West Woods anytime to play our new location-based game, Agents of Discovery, with missions and challenges to be placed monthly!

Explore the app now by downloading it on your smartphone using this QR code:

To play, just open the app while you’re at The West Woods and search available missions. We’ll tell you which trails to walk, and as you approach each challenge, it will become available for you to play. Challenges in this park will change each month, so make sure to come back monthly during all four seasons to play them all! Participants will not only explore the park and learn about its wild inhabitants, but they’ll be rewarded in prizes and elite leaderboard status…why not give it a shot!

Explore the Covered Bridge GEO Trail

Locate all 19 caches along The Maple Highlands Trail Covered Bridge GEO Trail, then solve a word scramble puzzle, to earn a limited edition trackable GEO Coin.

Activity deadline: November 30, 2023

GEO Trail Passport
Print your own passport to get started!

Cache #1
North Bridge

N 41° 34.365 W 81° 11.751

Cache #2
N 41° 34.657 W 81° 11.166

Cache #3
N 41° 34.369 W 81° 11.097

Cache #4
Sign of the Times
N 41° 34.249 W 81° 10.352

Cache #5
Taylor Wells Rd. Bridge
N 41° 33.723 W 81° 09.399

Cache #6
Cuyahoga River Bridge
N 41° 33.667 W 81° 09.284

Cache #7
N 41° 33.669 W 81° 08.492

Cache #8
High Point
N 41° 33.475 W 81° 07.708

Cache #9
Time Out
N 41° 33.058 W 81° 07.225

Cache #10
“En Garde”
N 41° 32.412 W 81° 06.776

Cache #11
Many Trunks
N 41° 31.500 W 81° 06.350

Cache #12
Stick or Stake
N 41° 30.981 W 81° 06.105

Cache #13
Do You Feel Lucky?
N 41° 30.356 W 81° 06.101

Cache #14
It Used to Be a Grand View
N 41° 30.064 W 81° 06.190

Cache #15
Reel Me In
N 41° 29.680 W 81° 06.188

Cache #16
Perfect Fit
N 41° 29.518 W 81° 06.060

Cache #17
Tare Creek Bridge
N 41° 28.829 W 81° 05.610

Cache #18
Fits Like a Glove
N 41° 28.053 W 81° 04.773

Cache #19
Way Down South
N 41° 27.967 W 81° 04.687

For more info and clues on individual caches, click the title of each cache for its description on

What to find Seasonal Caches

Spring 2023

The West Woods
N 41° 27.320
W -81° 18.268

Let’s try something new, a bit out of the blue.
It might seem a bore just sitting on the forest floor,
but this cache is locked up, and soon you will find
that a twist here and there will open it with time.
A clue you will read to find the right key.
Hope you had fun by the time you are done!

Expires January 1, 2025


Winter 2023

Sunnybrook Preserve
N 41° 31.860
W -81° 18.262

Here in these woods, we hid some geocache goods. Just down the trail and over the brook, you’ll find a dead stump that’s worth a good look. Your trail choice is great since it’s a big figure eight. Walk long or walk short and soon you’ll report, a new cache discovered much like many others.

Expires April 1, 2024


Fall 2022

Veterans Legacy Woods
N 41° 28.994
W -81° 11.122

This park has a great view and is still fairly new.
Still a bit wicked, a descriptor not undeserved, this park now honors all who have served.
To choose the right path, please reference the map.
The cache is held tight between red and white in a mighty old tree that still stands upright.

Expires January 1, 2024


Summer 2022

Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve
N 41° 26.601
W -81° 11.222

Though you walk on this kettle,
it’s not made of metal.
No way you can fail
heading northwest on this trail.
Was once a live cherry, but now to the contrary.
This cache can be found
four feet off the ground.
Like it or not, it’s in a tree knot.

Expires July 1, 2023

Want to strike out on your own? Place Your Own Cache