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Geocaching in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Use your GPS to search for hidden treasure.
Want to go on a unique adventure in Georgia’s Blue Ridge? Geocaching is a fun and exciting way to discover some of the most amazing places in our area. Geocaching is a kind of high tech outdoor treasure hunt, where you use a GPS unit to track down a cache that has been hidden.
The Welcome Wow (N 34° 52.508’ W084° 17.950’) hint: you’re sure to feel welcome when you step in the doors. This is the place to start all your tours.
Outdoors, Onward and Upward (N 34° 51.836’ W084° 19.630’) hint: surrounded by all that you need in the woods, ask where the cache is and look for the goods.
If Art Had a Heart (N 34° 51.827’ W084° 19.622’) hint: up steps and through columns that's the hard part, ask the art people, that's where you start.
Ironic History in Copper Country (N 34° 59.265’ W084° 22.278’) hint: a big hunk of iron straddles the water, here take a pic, you know that you oughta. (historical discovery and pix opportunity only, no physical cache)
We Were Swingin’ (EASY) First, use our self-guided tour, Hiking Trail Access Points, available from the self guided tours button above, to get directions to the Swinging Bridge parking area. Then go to a GPS fix at (N 34° 44.211’ W084° 10.004). This is a virtual cache with a great view of a beautiful mountain river and the suspension bridge across it.
We Were Swingin’ Cache (MORE DIFFICULT) This is a challenging geocache and to find it you will have to be resourceful. First, use our self-guided tour, Hiking Trail Access Points, available from the self guided tours button above, to get directions to the Swinging Bridge parking area. Then go to a GPS fix at (N 34° 44.211’ W084° 10.004). Once at this point follow the Benton McKaye Trail up a strenuous climb to find the cache at ( N 34° 43.873’ W084° 10.183’).
Top GPS Fixes for Area Attractions
Blue Line N 34°59.300' W084°22.201'
Horseshoe Bend Park N 34°58.368' W084°21.566'
Tammen Park N 34°53.254' W084°17.180'
Ocoee Whitewater Center N 35°03.961' W084°27.678'
Morganton Point N 34°52.139' W084°15.258'
Swinging Bridge Parking Lot N 34°44.350' W084°10.213'
Fish Hatchery N 34°42.382' W084°08.969'
Three Forks Parking Lot N 34°39.815' W084°11.053'
Parking lot Springer Mtn. N 34°38.262' W084°11.712'
Amicalola Falls N 34°33.263' W084°15.027'
Jacks River Fields N 34°51.813' W084°31.208'
Aska Rd N 34°52.322' W084°18.465'
Aska Trails N 34°48.995' W084°17.989'
Blue Ridge Recreation Area N 34°50.678' W084°18.071'
Toccoa River Rapids N 34°47.451' W084°16.564'
Shallowford Bridge N 34°47.029' W084°15.562'
Fall Branch Falls Parking Lot N 34°47.017' W084°18.166'
Sandy Bottoms Canoe Launch N 34°47.170' W084°14.398'
Blue Ridge Dam N 34°52.806' W084°16.903'
Blue Ridge Marina N 34°52.230' W084°16.758'
Mercier Orchards N 34°53.190' W084°20.448'
Another way to enjoy geocaching in our area is to log on to geocaching.com and check out all the great caches people have hidden in our incredibly scenic and interesting area. Put Blue Ridge’s zipcode 30513 into the Search box and you will see more than 250 geocaches in the area around Georgia’s Blue Ridge.
Find even more geocaches on the web by logging on to Geocaching_Websites_Listing