20 Helpful Geocaching Websites

If you are looking for Geocache listing sites, there are quite a few out there, but this article is not about those! This is a compilation of some very useful and helpful geocaching websites, that will help you with things like mapping, statistics, travel bug tracking, coordinate checking and much more.

We hope this will be a work in progress, and if YOU have a favorite helpful geocaching website, please leave a comment or email us directly.

Please note that some of these websites may not be completely up to date, but we think you'll still find them very useful.

Statistics, Maps, Tools and MORE:

Project-GC
Project Geocaching is a site with the goal to provide dynamically generated statistics as well as maps and tools for all the geocachers in the world. It uses the Groundspeak Geocaching Live API and requires you to authenticate with your Geocaching.com account.

GPS Visualizer
An online utility that creates maps and profiles from geographic data. It is free and easy to use, yet powerful and extremely customizable. Input can be in the form of GPS data (tracks and waypoints), driving routes, street addresses, or simple coordinates.

Travel Bug® Sites:

Travel Bug Rescue
A place to submit a rescue request and ask other geocachers for help in moving your travel bug along. For the rescue teams, there is a map to see the TBs that need help. Additionally, as a rescuer you can register to watch an area and be informed as soon as a new TB in your territory needs help.

TB Run
A site for Travel Bug Races, brought to you by the owners of the TB Rescue site. You can join a race or start your own.

TB Race
Another site for Travel Bug Races, where you can join a race or start your own.

Geotribes
A Travel Bug tracking website with interactive maps & statistics for geocaching travel bugs, geocoins and all your trackable items.

Player Ranking:

CacherStats - lists of top ranked players

Zinnware List - Geocachers with the most finds or with over 100 caches hidden

Geocaching Rank Stat Bar - register to get a Stat Bar that shows your rank in the world

Downloads and Printables:

Geocacher University - an older site, but it has some good downloads and printables

GClogbuch - A log sheet collection with about 150 logbooks in various sizes in different languages (most in German and English)

Coordinate Checker sites:

Use these tools to validate coordinates for puzzle caches

GeoChecker
Geocheck
Evince
Certitudes
Geocaching Coordinates Checker (by New Mexico Geocaching)

Search & Shortcuts:

GizmoGuy411’s Geocaching Hints and Shortcuts
A wealth of information on how to use Geocaching.com in interesting ways

Geocaching Quick Search (mobile friendly)
A powerful and flexible search engine for caches & trackables

Rating/Voting Sites:

Handicaching
A site which aims to improve the accessibility of Geocaching for disabled people all over the world with a simple rating system for caches, as well as tools and resources for disabled geocachers.

GCVote
An extension for www.geocaching.com that enables you to rate the quality of caches. You add your vote with a single click and it displays the average of all quality votes received for any geocache.

Add a quick comment below to share YOUR favorite helpful website, especially if we don't have it on the list yet!

NOTE: The word “Travel Bug” is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.

12 Responses to 20 Helpful Geocaching Websites

  1. Beth October 2, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    Cachegeek.com has got a ton of useful resources and tips for geoachers, and also has good printables which I use all the time:

    http://www.cachegeek.com/

  2. Surfoo October 2, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Hello,

    You can add:

    http://georoadbook.vaguelibre.net
    http://unpublished.vaguelibre.net
    http://gc-gpx-viewer.vaguelibre.net

  3. Mark Weber October 2, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    GeocachersCompass.com is a family friendly place where Geocachers can learn, teach, or tell stories. Find great information, step-by-step instructions and more!

  4. Slini11 October 2, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    The link http://www.flopp.net/ should be added… 🙂

  5. Japiejoo October 4, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    http://www.geocachingtoolbox.com, All geocaching tools a geocacher needs in one box!

  6. islander1988 October 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    While not a stand alone website, you can find lots of geocaching ideas and links to resources at http://www.pinterest.com/islandbuttons/ with over 70 boards dedicated to different aspects of the hobby.

  7. Fugads October 10, 2014 at 5:30 am #

    http://www.lonelycache.com, while only relevant to specific states (NM, AZ, CO, UT, NV, ID WY and west TX) is a really interesting way of assigning point value to a geocache based on how long the geocache has been active and how many people have found it. It is particularly useful for identifying those really lonely caches that haven’t been found in a long time, or have only been found by a couple people. It is logical, and slightly addictive, encouraging people to go places and attempt caches they might not otherwise. For me, it was something I would always look at when traveling the Southwest States to seek out those rare lonely caches that are sometimes forgotten. In my opinion, it helps promote the best kind of geocaching, getting out to wild areas away from the beaten track. Wish it covered the whole country, or event he world!

  8. TB Hotels of America October 13, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    Looking for a safe place to drop your favorite trackable– check out out award winning TB Hotels for the best in your area… https:/www.facebook.com/TBHoA

  9. Carolyn K. February 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Also not a stand-alone website, Hoagies’ Gifted: Geocaching includes a comprehensive Acronyms and Terms page http://www.HoagiesGifted.org/geocaching_acronyms.htm and lots of tutorials, from Getting Started 101 to Creating and Solving Puzzles 103 and more… http://www.HoagiesGifted.org/geocaching101_getting_started.htm

  10. Mike Belanger/AeroMechAZ March 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    Geocacher University (geocacher-u.com) is no longer a valid link.

    • Elmarc July 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

      Geocacher University (geocacher-u.com) is back, although some images didn’t load.

  11. bloodycool July 27, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Furkot (https://trips.furkot.com/) can be used to upload a GPX file and plot the most efficient course between the caches. You can also add any other stops you want to the trip.

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