Allegheny GeoTrail Rules

All geocaches are officially registered with www.geocaching.com. You will need to be registered on geocaching.com to retrieve the coordinates and other location information. Registration on geocaching.com is free.

Before setting out to find the caches, you will need an official passport booklet. Passports are free and can be obtained at any of the listed Allegheny GeoTrail validation locations. There is at least one validation location in each participating county. Each cache will contain a unique stamp, to be used in your passport as proof of finding the cache. Please use the stamp only for your passport, and return it to the cache container when finished. The next person who finds the cache is going to need it! There is a limit of one passport for each participant.

Upon finding six caches in a county, you are eligible to receive that county's free geocoin. You must present the passport with a minimum of six stamps from a single county for validation and your free geocoin. You may take your passport to the validation location for a specific county or for any county at the Oil Region Alliance (217 Elm Street, Oil City PA 16301). Your passport will be returned to be used with subsequent cache finds in other counties, or to continue to document finds in the same county. The passport is your property to retain as a keepsake. Only one coin per county will be given to each cacher. Cachers who get six stamps from all ten counties are eligible for the special ten-county Allegheny GeoTrail coin, which is also available at any of the designated Allegheny GeoTrail redemption location.

The nature of the sport of geocaching is such that trails, locations, and game pieces are often at the mercy of the elements and the non-geocaching public. All participants must understand that geocaching, as well as hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities involve risk to both persons and property. There are many variables including, but not limited to, weather, fitness level, terrain features and outdoor experience, that must be considered prior to seeking a cache. Be prepared for your journey and be sure to check the current weather and conditions before heading outdoors. Always exercise common sense and caution.

In no way shall the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism nor any agent, officer, employee or volunteer administrator of the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected with the participation of the Allegheny GeoTrail or the information provided by this project.