Okay, so maybe there aren’t any snake pits or rolling boulders but Geocaching—a GPS stash hunting activity—isn’t your average game of hide and seek, either. Set your crew up for “missions” including on-site word games and coordinates needing to be decrypted, all in hopes of finding tiny treasures at the end. From bat caves to fun historical and scientific facts, don your leather hat à la Indiana Jones and discover the most engaging, all-natural geocache spots below.

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens – Los Angeles, Ca

For botanists, flower lovers and little fairies, finding this cache would be their idea of fun exploration. It’s an easy cache that can be completed during a lunch break or playdate. All you have to do is peruse the grounds to find a clay-colored bench and find a small-ish black pencil holder. Finders should remember to leave a gift if they take one.

Online: navicache.com

photo: eprescott via flickr

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