Join the world’s largest treasure hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. There are millions of cleverly hidden containers called geocaches scattered throughout more than 185 countries, just waiting to be found—there are probably even some near you right now.

Just getting started? This app walks you through the adventure of finding your first few geocaches. There are tips, hints and instructions for geocaching as well as using the app.

• Live Search continuously updates nearby geocaches as you move
• Find all easy Traditional geocaches and geocaching events
• Message other players for tips, hints and more
• Learn about the world of trackables: geocaching game pieces that travel from geocache to geocache
• Search for and log trackables you find in the wild

Unlock even more adventure with Geocaching Premium:

• Find any geocache in the world, including Premium Member Only caches
• Access a search tool to sort through them all
• Enjoy new and improved tools for finding advanced geocache types
• Navigate to geocaches with offline maps
• Plan your next adventure with My Lists
• Gain access to all Premium features on the Geocaching website

If you purchase a Premium membership in this app, you will be automatically billed $5.99/month or $29.99/year through iTunes until you cancel your subscription. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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Geocaching® App Description & Overview

The applications Geocaching® was published in the category Navigation on 2009-09-16 and was developed by Groundspeak Inc.. The file size is 103.16 MB. The current version is 5.3 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Premium members can now add, view and edit personal cache notes from the (…) menu on each cache! We’ve also added a settings screen for selecting distance units and turning off the close-to-cache alert.

In every release, we also fix bugs and make other small improvements:
- Improved handling of onboarding videos and prompts
- Log type enforcements: duplicate find logs will be changed to notes
- Easier access to opening the cache listing in browser

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Geocaching® Reviews


Are you serious  AKarahalis  1 star

Who are you kidding with this update. To me, geocaching was about getting outdoors and having cheap fun with my friends. I had yearly memberships before. Now you're forcing me pay $6/month or $30/year to access something that should be free. When has this ever worked for a company?


Are you serious?!?  Tinymits  1 star

I have been a "member" for many years. I stopped caching because I had a child, now that he is interested, I can't use the app I paid for?!? And now you want more money for "difficult" terrain?!? Sorry I won't be caching anymore... and now what started off as a learning tools for Boy Scouts had turned into a money maker for someone... go screw yourselves! You aren't getting a dime of my money!


I don't mind paying-- keeps the cache looters out.  iamcecil  4 star

I'll gladly pay the yearly premium fee. I think a lot of the complainers are the same people that do nothing but loot all the caches and leave the garbage from their car behind. I think there should be a separate cache set for them anyway, and another set for those of us that don't mind making a small investment to do something that brings us a lot of pleasure. You can all start your own "cache full of trash" site. Good riddance!


Bogus  Aphroditegddss16  1 star

So your telling me that I can't use the app unless I update it. Then I update it only to find out that the 10$ I paid to use this app now means nothing and I lose the advantages I paid for? And now it's a subscription? There should be negative stars for ratings. You people blow.


Same as everyone else  romheu  1 star

Disappointed that they disabled the previous app for those who were lucky enough to have you have to pay to use this app?? No thanks


Great Hobby!  Spy_Guy1  5 star

Geocaching is a wonderful activity and unlike others writing reviews here I think $30 a year is very reasonable for a subscription based hobby

The Ridlers

Charging for something I already paid for  The Ridlers  1 star

I paid $10 for the previous app, now I have to pay an annual subscription??? You guys turned a fun family activity into a money grab. Thanks for ruining the fun.

Yet Another iTunes User

Very disappointed  Yet Another iTunes User  1 star

Paid $10 for the original app, but now it's no longer usable. Was forced to download this app, so I could cache using my phone, like I have been doing for years. Only now I can't see caches I used to see before, unless I 'upgrade' to the Premium for $30 in iTunes. And it's $30 a year, that automatically auto-renews. No choice to not have it auto-renew. Just remember to cancel it one day before it expires. The new app is not as sleek, nice looking, or user friendly as before. Layout is a pain to use. Info is not easily (one glance) found like before. Lots of scrolling involved. Which is just what one wants to do while walking around (not!). Can't find useful info like hints. Plus, it just plain LOOKS ugly. Appears to be designed by an absolute amateur. Who the heck designed this piece of crap, and decided to make people who use it pay $30 a year for the privilege of doing something they've been doing for free for years. A fun family activity has just been turned into a money grubbing annoyance. Maybe I'll just go back to printing them out online and carrying around a bunch of papers. Sounds like less of an annoyance right now, and will cause less cursing in the woods.


Awful  Georgemybush  1 star

I never thought I'd say this but this new update is a worse money grab than EA has ever done


A zero star would be more appropriate  Hou1997  1 star

I have been caching for over a dozen years. First with paper and a GPSr, then a Garmin Colorado, then the original app. I hope I am not forced to convert to this new app as it has way fewer features and is difficult to use. What a poorly thought out downgrade of an app. At the next event I go to, I will research the other apps out there so I can switch away from using Groundspeak apps. This is par for the course though, GS has a history of screwing up their new products. First it was Waymarking, then Whereigo, now this mess. I think I left one out. Update, GS refuses to listen to criticism and requiring us to downgrade to this poorly designed app without improving the replacement to the level of the Classic app. The one & a half star rating of this app says it all.


Disappointed and a Misstep for Groundspeak  Sharkemperor  1 star

I am going to join the chorus of those of us who paid $10 premium app (a king's ransom by app standards) only to be told it is now unusable. Now being forced into a subscription model. I have been eagerly awaiting the time when my children would be old enough to participate in this awesome hobby, and now like everything else it has been consumed by greed. I think in time Groundspeak will find that the cost for burning their good social capital will be great. There are a lot of things families can do and unfortunately your greed has priced another person out of the hobby. The app is ok, not great but the same can be said for the one that I PAID $10 FOR!


Very disappointed  Brutascacher  1 star

Make it free for those of us who PAID for the app! These new features do not justify screwing us long time supporters. For those who are wondering why we keep giving one star reviews... groundspeak shut down many software developers who made $1 or $2 apps for geocaching. Then they forced us to spent $10 on an official app that was minimally functional. Now we are being forced to join a yearly membership. See a greedy trend here? There has always been a structure that allows a regular person to get out and cach and an upper paid level for those who are caching nuts. Far to much corporate greed!

It's s again

Bring back the old app  It's s again  1 star

I paid for the old app more than for any other app. Now they stopped that and want you to subscribe to a monthly fee much more expensive and ABSOLUTELY NO benefits compared to the old version!! I always liked geocaching- but now I leave and look for open source versions. This is just a rip off!!!!


Crap  Atalis  1 star

How about since most of us paid $10 for your last app you decided you just wanted to shut down. Make it to where we can do more then just normal caches on here. You are going to drive away more people with this crap app then you will bring in.

Pip mom

Why do I have to look for coordinates?  Pip mom  2 star

Not happy with new app and I haven't met anyone who likes this edition. I want to see coordinates when I open cache. I don't mind change but it's got to be an improvement and this isn't. Want to see cords with GC number not only under waypoints


No carryover from previous purchases?!  DunamisD  1 star

If the company needs money that badly they at least an explanation to a previously loyal customer.


Using the App More, So I Need More  reddevils1968  4 star

Update 5-17-17 I like the addition of Notes and turning off the close to cache warning. The rest of my review still applies. My original review was to be able to disable the clustering of caches on the map. I didn't like it on the web site when tried there and I don't like it now. Let me choose. I have been using the app more and there are some things I'd like to see. Drafts was good, so I can cross that off. Being able to drop bugs with the found log is a must. I'd also like to check a box while logging to add a cache to my Watch List. A feature the web site needs as well. I watch caches I DNF. Viewing my profile would be good. I also want to be able to copy text from posted logs. More maps/map types (topo, platt) Overall, I'm liking the app more and more. I am one who would pay more than $30 to get more features on the app and the web site. Since Garmin has not done anything significant, or basic (be able to add a geocache) with GPS units and software, I am starting to think about the future and what device I will be using.

Trash monkey

The Wonderful World of Geocaching  Trash monkey  5 star

The app gets the job done. :)


App works well  Namtabmi  4 star

So the geocache new app works well. Intuitive and smooth. Where the problem comes in is they have removed so many features from the original and hidden them behind a paywall for premium. If this was my first time getting the app the would be fine because that is how it is. I will say after buying the first app for 9.99 there should have been some form of free month of premium. They took away an app with a lot of great features that I now have to pay monthly to get back. If there was some compensation to those that purchased the app Like a month of premium so it wasn't just. Thanks for the money now pay is more. Other than that the app works well and I still love geocaching.


Sad day  Superstretch3  1 star

I have had this app forever. I even upgraded from the free version to the bought app like 5 years ago or better. Now they want to charge a yearly fee to find the best caches. This is terrible. I already paid for the premium package when I bought the app. Geo caching used to be good clean cheap fun. Now it's just a way for an app to make money. Don't waste your money, it's not worth the price. The best caches don't get signal for your phone anyway.

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