Geocaching is a modern treasure hunt – a new sport that is growing in popularity with people of all ages. Given the latitudinal and longitudinal co-ordinates, participants use their GPS (Global Positioning System) unit to locate the hidden “cache,” a small box with a logbook to record their visit.
Gros Morne National Park is pleased to offer you an official geocaching challenge.
The Great Gros Morne Geocaching Challenge
Due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Great Gros Morne Geocaching Challenge is being offered in an alternative way. Please see below for more information.
The Great Gros Morne Geocaching Challenge is a traditional geocache, in which coordinates are given for the exact location of each cache. Normally to complete the challenge, participants hike a total of 20.5km over five park trails where the caches are hidden – however not all of these trails are not accessible at this time.
The caches which are on accessible trails at this time are:
- Trout River Pond
- Steve’s Trail
- Old Mail Road
In respecting safe practices during the Covid-19 pandemic, do not look for a physical cache; cachers must prove that they have visited each cache by taking a picture of themselves at the cache location. Your park pass must be visible in the photograph.
This geocache challenge can be completed comfortably in two days.
To participate, here's what you need to do:
- Join geocaching.com, the global GPS caching website. It's free.
- Purchase your park pass.
- Find each cache location. Please stay on trails. Take a picture of yourself with your park permit at each location and include it with your log.
Keep checking back as more trails and facilities open up during our resumption process – all five original caches will eventually be accessible at which point we can again offer the purchase of a trackable geocoin upon completion of all caches in the challenge.
Geocaching in National Parks
National parks are special places, protected for Canadians today, tomorrow, and into the future. Parks Canada has special guidelines for geocaching at their sites. For example, no caches will be buried or off trail, and it is not permitted to place trade items of any kind in the boxes.
For more information:
Parks Canada Geocaching Info
Parks Canada Visitor Activity Guidelines