What if I told you that there was a small town where the number of geocaches nearly outnumber the residents that live in the town? Does a place like this exist for geocachers? No this is not a fantasy, this is Pine Mountain, GA. A town rich with U.S. history, and a geocacher’s dream. Pine Mountain, Georgia is a Geocaching Friendly town located just one hour from the hustle bustle of Atlanta, GA.
Places You Can Cache in Pine Mountain GA
Pine Mountain, GA is the home of Callaway Gardens Nature Resort, FDR State Park, and Roosevelt Riding Stables; all of which are FULL of geocaches. Growing up near Pine Mountain, we used to always go to this charming town to get away and enjoy the outdoors. However, in recent years the town has turned into a Geocaching paradise. As a geocacher, we have experienced towns and resorts that are not so geo-friendly. So Pine Mountain GA ranks high on our list for welcoming geocachers from all over the world, and for supporting them in their outdoor adventures!
What Does Pine Mountain Have to Offer Geocachers?
There are several great caches located on Pine Mountain’s main street. Along with historical sights, restaurants, and shops, the main road also leads to the heart of the other geocaching attractions in the area. So a great way to being your geocaching fun when you arrive in town is to pull over and explore some of the antique shops, and discover a couple other creative caches along the way.
Callaway Gardens Resort
Callaway Gardens is a nature resort that is great for a fun family getaway! But with over 40 geocaches located within the grounds, it’s also a great for Geocachers. This is a Geo-Friendly resort with geocaches located on beautiful azalea trails which you can get to through a stroll on the trails or by riding a bike. You can also discover caches at all the main attractions within the resort, such as the Butterfly Center.
FDR State Park and The Little White House
FDR State Park will also quench your geocaching thirst. With hundreds of miles of hiking trails that will take you all along the beautiful mountains in Pine Mountain, there are hundreds of caches located within the park. So hit the trails in search of caches, and learn a bit about the famous president and why he loved this part of the country! This Georgia State Park, which is also part of the Georgia State Parks & Historic Site GeoTour, is full of creative caches that will keep you going for days.
Also right down the road from FDR State Park is Warm Springs, GA. Warm Springs, GA is the home of FDR’s Little White House. This little town, smaller than Pine Mountain, is where FDR presided most of the time, due to his polio and the nearby springs that helped him cope with the disease. He truly loved Warm Springs and welcomed many dignitaries from all over the world at this quaint house in the middle of the Georgia wilderness.
Roosevelt Riding Stables Geo-Horseback Trail
As if having a resort full of geocaches and a state park that can keep you caching for days isn’t enough, you can also hop on one of the only Geo-Horseback Trails in the world. Have you ever gone geocaching on horseback? Well, you can in Pine Mountain! And with some great guides at Roosevelt Riding Stables, you can explore their Geo-Trail with 14 geocaches! This Geo-Trail is set up so well that you don’t even have to get off of your horse to discover the caches! This is one of the best geocaching experiences we have ever had and must do for all geocaching enthusiast.
Geocaching Paradise Revealed
Pine Mountain is one of those tiny, historic towns in America with a little secret. It has become one of the best Geocaching towns in America, and really around the world! You have a little bit of everything here for all types of geocachers. Thanks to the crew at Going Caching Mega Event for placing many of the caches in this area, and for laying the ground work to host cachers from all around the world.
Where to Stay in Pine Mountain
There are a number of accommodation options in Pine Mountain Georgia. If you want to explore Callaway Gardens, then we have enjoyed staying at the Mountain Creek Inn. Click here to check out a review of the Mountain Creek Inn.
If you would rather do a bit of camping, or stay in a cabin, then there are great options at FDR State Park! This is a convenient option to many of the hiking trails and caches in the area. In fact, you may have caches just steps from where you lay your head at night. The camping facilities are great, and the cabins quite comfortable.