Sunday, March 18, 2012

10 Tips for Geocaching Etiquette


When I first started geocaching, I was a little overwhelmed by all of the rules and things that go along with it. The community is, thankfully, pretty helpful and there are a lot of resources online but I find that one of the things that is rarely talked about is the etiquette for when you’re caching.

Today I have a list of my top ten tips for geocaching etiquette that I think every good geocacher should follow:

  1. Leave no traces behind – be good to the environment so others can enjoy it too!
  2. Write a detailed log when you get home including your experiences and journey – but no spoilers.
  3. Put the geocache back exactly where you found it
  4. Move trackables along and log them promptly so the owner knows it’s been moved
  5. Take photos, but not of the hiding spot
  6. Bring your own pen to sign the log
  7. Follow public laws and regulations including “No Trespassing” signs
  8. Don’t lead muggles to the cache
  9. Don’t sign the log over someone else’s name
  10. Notify the owner if there are problems with the cache

Do you have any other geocaching etiquette tips to add? Share in the comments below!


  1. Great suggestions listed here. Geocaching is a fun, interactive hobby that can provide hours of entertainment. However, it is important to remember that your involvement plays a part in someone else’s experience. Following the tips listed above will ensure that everyone has a great time. Thanks for posting this beneficial resource!

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