As one year ends and another starts, we at Geocaching HQ like to take the opportunity to stop and reflect on the happenings of the past year. Like the year before it, 2021 was unpredictable, to say the least. But even when there wasn’t much we could rely on, we could always count on the joy of getting outdoors and searching for geocaches. Here are the numbers from the past year in geocaching.

Geocaching year in review infographic highlighting geocacher milestones in 2021

From all of us at HQ, thank you to the geocaching community volunteers, the cache owners, and every geocacher who helped create millions of moments of geocaching joy this year!

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2021 year in review

Hides and Finds

  • On average, geocachers found 43 geocaches this year
  • With 72,012,016 Find logs posted, 2,013,798 geocachers found at least one geocache.
  • April 25, 2021 had the most finds of the year with 694,290 total finds.
  • The community placed 386,614 new geocaches.
  • The top five countries with the most Find logs were:
    1. Germany
    2. United States
    3. Netherlands
    4. Czechia
    5. France
  • 26,049 geocachers hid their first geocache!
  • Geocachers awarded 4,076,254 total Favorite points.


Adventure Lab

  • 33,588 active Adventures.
  • 10,641 new Adventures created.
  • 2,649,997 Adventures completed.
  • The top five countries with the most Adventures:
    1. Germany
    2. United States
    3. France
    4. United Kingdom
    5. Canada

Source: Geocaching

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