Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. This fun game of hide-and-go-seek involves using the GPS device to locate hidden canisters, or geocaches. The geocaches may contain little treasures or interesting information.
The “sport” of geocaching offers a terrific opportunity for our guests to explore the trails of Primland while learning fascinating facts about the local environment and culture. Our caches also include puzzles for those who want an added challenge.
Primland’s geocache courses and guidebooks were designed in partnership with the Conservation Management Institute of the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment.
Pinnacle Loop Trail
Skill Level: Easy, appropriate for children to adults
The Pinnacle Trail has six stations, each with a hidden cache containing information on the region’s animals and amphibians. Because the trail is appropriate for children the caches are directed primarily towards them.
Skill Level: Difficult, appropriate for older children to adults
The Buzzards-Roost Trail is aimed towards an older audience, and has nine geocaches. With fairly difficult terrain, the trail provides more variable ecological cache points. The caches include a wider range of information about the region and its history.
Our Guest Services has maps and rental GPS units available. Map and one rental GPS unit is 50 for a half day. Or bring your own GPS and receive the map for 25 for a half day.