THE TRINITY TRAILS GEOCACHING ADVENTURE

The TRWD Trinity Trails Geocaching Adventure takes you on a journey throughout the entire trail system to discover hidden gems, historically significant locations and some of the most popular spots along the trails of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX. It's perfect for families, geocaching newbies and seasoned "cachers" alike.

The TRWD Trinity Trails Geocaching Adventure consists of 30 geocaches hidden along the Trinity River! An award awaits those clever enough to earn 20 points by answering the question located inside each cache and participating in approved river activities. Details on how to get this award are in the "Take the Challenge" section.

While on your Trinity Trails adventure, you'll marvel at the 72+ miles of scenic beauty that the Trinity River in Fort Worth has to offer. On any given geocache quest, you are likely to see runners, walkers, cyclists, families or even an occasional horse sharing the trail with you (it is Fort Worth, after all).

WHAT IS GEOCACHING?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game. Using a GPS-enabled device (you can even use your smartphone), navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the container hidden at that location, known as a "geocache". We're warning you, once you experience the thrill of the treasure hunt, you'll be hooked.

Watch this informative video to learn more about geocaching!

THE 7 BASIC STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

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    If you've decided to participate in the challenge, there is a question inside each cache you must answer and log on your Challenge Passport.

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    Some caches have trinkets inside. Feel free to swap one with another you've brought of equal or greater value. It's tradition after all.

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    When you're done, return the geocache to its original location
    and continue on your adventure.

DO YOU LIKE A CHALLENGE?

To participate in our challenge, you will need to download and print the Challenge Passport. Bring it along to log the answers to the question we have included in each cache. Don’t have your passport with you? No problem, just remember the answers and log them on your passport later.

In order to complete your challenge passport, you must earn up to 20 points by logging the cache and answering the question inside the container. Points can also be earned if you show proof of participation in approved river activities. Approved river activities can be found on the Challenge Passport.

If you’re adventures enough to complete the passport, please send your passport to 307 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or email us. Geocaches who submit their passport will receive a TRACKABLE TRWD Trinity Trails Adventure Geocoin.

The Challenge Passport document includes challenge rules, point system and submission instructions.

Download the Challenge Passport PDF

SOME COMMON QUESTIONS

Do I have to find all 30 geocaches to complete the challenge?
No! To complete the challenge, you only need to earn 20 points and 15 of those points must come from our GeoTour caches. Each cache is one point and points can also be earned by participating in approved river activities. Approved river activities can be found on the Challenge Passport!
What are the river activities and how many points are they worth?

Geocaches & Approved River Activities

  • Official TRWD GeoTour Geocaches (MUST earn a minimum of 15 points)= 1 Point
  • Bike rental from Fort Worth Bike Sharing= 1 Point
  • Bike rental from Mellow Johnny’s= 1 Point
  • Tube rental from Sunday Funday or Rockin’the River= 2 Points
  • Dine at local restaurant Woodshed= 2 Points
  • Brewery tour from Martin House Brewery= 2 Points
  • Kayak, Canoes or SUP rental from Backwoods Paddlesports= 3 Points
  • Horseback Riding along the Trinity Trails from Stockyard Station= 3 Points
What are the rules for our GeoTour?
  • To complete the passport, you must earn 20 points. Points may be earned through our 30 cache options and approved river activities.
  • Must earn minimum of 15 points through our Geotour caches (questions have to be answered to show proof of find) Remaining points may be earned through our GeoTour caches or approved river activities.
  • Must show proof of river activities by a receipt. If a receipt is not available (such as tubing at Sunday Funday or Rockin’ the River), an employee must sign off that you completed the activity.
  • The same activity cannot be counted twice to your passport. You must choose different activities to earn more points!
How much does it cost to participate?
Participation is free! All geocaches can be found using the basic version of the free geocaching app which is available for iPhone, Android and Windows phones. You can also download the caches to a gps device and use that to navigate.
What is geocaching?
We like to explain it by saying it's a high-tech treasure hunt but if you want more information we recommend watching this short video.

GEOTOUR POINT SYSTEM AND RULES

Accept the challenge by earning 20 points out of a possible 30 cache options along with approved river activities!

Rules

  • To complete the passport, you must earn 20 points. Points may be earned through our 30 cache options and approved river activities.
  • Must earn minimum of 15 points through our Geotour caches (questions have to be answered to show proof of find) Remaining points may be earned through our GeoTour caches or approved river activities.
  • Must show proof of river activities by a receipt. If a receipt is not available (such as tubing at Sunday Funday or Rockin’ the River), an employee must sign off that you completed the activity.
  • The same activity cannot be counted twice to your passport. You must choose different activities to earn more points!

Point System

Geocaches & Approved River Activities

  • Official TRWD GeoTour Geocaches(MUST earn a minimum of 15 points) = 1 Point
  • Bike rental from Fort Worth Bike Sharing= 1 Point
  • Bike rental from Mellow Johnny’s= 1 Point
  • Tube rental from Sunday Funday or Rockin’the River= 2 Points
  • Dine at local restaurant Woodshed= 2 Points
  • Brewery tour from Martin House Brewery= 2 Points
  • Kayak, Canoes or SUP rental from Backwoods Paddlesports= 3 Points
  • Horseback Riding along the Trinity Trails from Stockyard Station= 3 Points

ABOUT THE CACHES

HISTORY

  • Fort Worth's Founder
  • Honoring Buckley
  • Rock the Flood
  • Wake Up at the Springs
  • Dance at the Springs
  • Water Ski Beginnings
  • Rotary Plaza
  • Riverfront Dining
  • Mr. Joe
  • Moo-ving Forward

THE TRAILS

  • Crystelle Waggoner
  • Art Along the River
  • Brewing on the River
  • Falling is Worth It
  • Going West is Worth It
  • Quickstick's Corral
  • Legacy of Love
  • Run Riot
  • Whoop on the Loop
  • Eagle's Landing

JUST FOR FUN

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Shannon's Point
  • Bank Deposit
  • Kickin' it at Cobb
  • Go Gateway
  • First Float
  • Riverside Park
  • Park at the River & Go Fishin'
  • Beady Eyes

There are 30 caches grouped into 3 categories. Just visit the official geocaching site to get the coordinates for each cache, then hit the trails!