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Arboretum Destinations & Activities

Geocaching at Adkins Arboretum

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches," at specific locations marked by coordinates.  

The Arboretum's geocaches are listed on

Our geocaches are easily accessible and are located no more than half a mile from the parking lot and Visitor’s Center.  Upon finding a cache, guests are invited to leave a message in the logbook. The Arboretum has a “take a trinket, leave a trinket” policy. Otherwise, please return the geocaches the way you found them.

Out of an abundance of caution for the wellbeing of our native plant communities and wildlife, the general public is not permitted to hide geocaches within our grounds. If discovered, unofficial geocaches will be removed.  

Maintenance needs for the South Meadow and Funshine caches may be reported at the front desk. We look forward to hiding more caches in the future and invite you to explore and enjoy all that the Arboretum has to offer when you visit.