Select Caches Along the Backbone Trail

Geocaching Opportunities

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. There are 2.7 million active caches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

There are currently over 250 geocaches hidden along the Backbone Trail (within approximately 200 feet of the trail). Although the caches are scattered along the length of the trail, there are long stretches were there are no caches, since geocaching is not generally permitted on National Parks Property. Virtual and Earth caches are allowed on NPS property and there are two each of those types of caches on the trail.

For those Backbone Trail Trekkers that participate in the sport, geocaching may add an additional level of enjoyment the Backbone Trek. The pace of the trek is such that cachers will have time to locate caches during the hike. In case you are new to the sport, there are experienced geocachers among the volunteer staff to provide assistance if desired.

The table below lists a few of the geocaches along the Backbone Trail. A complete GPS downloadable file may be found on Navigate to the webpage for any one of the listed caches. On the right hand side of the page you will find "Bookmark Lists". Click on "Backbone Trail". (Or: click here to go directly to the Backbone Trail Bookmark List.) Download the file to your PC and then use your existing PC tools to download the file to your GPS.

Good luck and happy caching!

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Cache IDCache NameLocation
GC10DETAnother BBT CacheN34 04.301 W118 31.429
GC10H8GRay Miller TrailN34 05.186 W119 01.943
GC117ZXDirty Harrys ManzanitaN34 04.887 W118 39.522
GC11NAGA nice perch for a Big EagleN34 05.223 W119 01.806
GC11NJDComing Around the Far TurnN34 05.127 W119 01.632
GC11QFFI'm Gonna Keep Going!N34 05.442 W119 01.564
GC11RJF in a manner of speaking.N34 05.288 W119 01.699
GC11WNMLunchtime Quickie for MaxN34 05.112 W119 01.484
GC12HDVIt's A JungleN34 07.543 W118 59.764
GC12HE9Don't Fence Me Out!N34 07.580 W118 59.661
GC12HF3Eraser's EdgeN34 06.924 W118 58.658
GC12HF9A Not So Familiar RingN34 06.867 W118 58.795
GC12W76Mugu ZooN34 07.019 W119 00.297
GC12Y065 2 DANIELSONN34 06.913 W118 57.054
GC12Y07HOODOO VUN34 06.715 W118 58.435
GC14Q0XBackbone Multi-ViewN34 06.634 W118 57.819
GC15B1WHiking the Backbone Trail with some old fossilsN34 04.515 W118 43.526
GC15B1ZCaves along the Backbone Trail Cache:N34 04.779 W118 44.921
GC15VC1Into the GapN34 06.656 W118 57.971
GC1A3F3Turn Right for the Rustic CanyonN34 04.206 W118 31.290
GC1A9G2Inspiration Point How the mountains formed!N34 06.989 W118 56.571

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