Frequently Asked Questions

What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is the ultimate treasure hunt. A geocacher can located a cache location using GPS technology and then share the cache and location online. It is a fun way to add excitement to visitors driving, camping and hiking experiences with friends and family!

What is a GPS device and how does it work?
A GPS unit is an electronic device that can determine your approximate location (within around 6 - 20 feet) on the planet. Coordinates are normally given in Latitude and Longitude. You can use the device to navigate from your current location to another location. Some devices have their own maps, built-in electronic compasses, and voice navigation, depending on the complexity of the device.

Delaware Geocaching BoxWhat does the cache look like?
The Delaware Geocaching Trail cache is a blue ammo box with the Delaware Tourism logo on the side.

What are trinkets?
These items turn the adventure into a true treasure hunt. You never know what the cache owner or visitors to the cache may have left for you to enjoy. Remember, if you take something; leave something of equal or greater value in return.

What are trackables?
You will often find them in geocaches or see them at geocaching gatherings. Each Trackable is etched with a unique code that can be used to log its movements on as it travels in the real world. Some of these items have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles thanks to geocachers who move them from cache to cache!

Where can I receive a Delaware Geocaching Trail passport?
After completing the form to access the passport, you are directed to a thank you page containing a link to download the passport. If you have any problems, please e-mail

Where can I find information regarding places to stay, eat, and visit during my travels on the Delaware Geocaching Trail? 
Visit for information about places to stay, where to eat and things to do during your visit to Delaware. For the most up to date travel information, tips, and deals, follow the Delaware Tourism Office on social media.

How long will it take to complete the trail?
Take as long as you’d like, however, please note that we have a limited amount of the Delaware Geocaching Commemorative coins. We recommend choosing which sites you’d like to visit, check their hours of operations and tips from other geocachers and plan for a weekend trip to the complete the trail.

How long will it take to receive the coin?
Expect to receive your coin in the mail in approximately 10-14 business days upon receiving the passport at the Delaware Tourism Office.