Geocaching is a modern treasure hunt using a phone app or a GPS device to find containers, or “caches,” hidden all over the world--including in South Fayette Township parks! Learn how to get started, and play for free.
Introduction to Geocaching (no audio)
Geocaching in South Fayette Township (with audio)
Boys Home Park
2121 Ridge Road
South Fayette, PA 15071
Stroll through Boys Home Park
N 40° 23.279 W 080° 10.375
This out-of-the-way park in South Fayette Township houses a soccer field, pavilion and playground. You will notice a stone wall and stone foundation that are remnants of an original building of the Boys Home. Additionally there is a gravel service road that runs along the hillside to farm fields above.
You are looking for a larger plastic container neatly tucked away. Enjoy the views of the farm fields and open spaces while hiking the gravel road to the cache. Please replace and re-camouflage as found. First-to-find prize of a scratch-off lottery ticket awaits.
Learn about the history of Boys Home Park in this article from South Fayette Connect (pages 10 to 11).
129 Greenwood Drive
South Fayette, PA 15017
N 40° 19.788 W 080° 07.073
This cache is located in Fairview Park. The park is home to the park's flagpole and eagle statue, which overlook athletic fields.
This cache was placed by the South Fayette Township Parks and Recreation team.
We recommend parking and walking to the cache because there is not a safe place to pull to the side of the road near the cache, and the road is closed in the winter.
Please bring a pen to sign the log, and get your smiley!
Lost Souls of Fairview Cemetery
N 40° 19.963 W 080° 07.376
This small cache is located near the Lost Souls of Fairview Cemetery in Fairview Park. This cache was placed by South Fayette Township Parks and Recreation.
The cemetery was restored by Eagle Scout Todd Lewis and dedicated during the South Fayette’s Community Day celebration in 2002. It is the burial ground of patients who had died from 1913 to 1918 under care of Mayview State Hospital, which at the time was called Pittsburgh City Home and Hospital. More information regarding the park history can be found here, on pages 16 and 17.
Please be respectful in and around the cemetery.
Parking and restrooms are located a short walk from the cache. Restrooms are open during the spring, summer and fall.
515 Millers Run Road
South Fayette, PA 15064
N 40° 21.366 W 080° 08.700
It's a short walk to this cache, located near a stream behind the baseball fields. Contents are kid friendly.
175 Triple Tree Lane
South Fayette, PA 15071
P. P. Cache
N 40° 23.702 W 080° 10.460
This is a quick park-and-grab at the entrance to Preservation Park. Please replace exactly as found.
Preservation Park Puzzler
N 40° 23.694 W 080° 10.636
This is a newer park in South Fayette Township. Signs installed in the park's interior summarize the interesting history of the property.
The posted coordinates will bring you to an informational sign in Preservation Park. There is plenty of parking here as well. Once at the sign, answer the following questions to obtain the final coordinates for an ammo can hidden within the park.
FINAL COORDINATES: N 40 23.ABC W 080 10.DEF
A = the last digit of the year that South Fayette Township purchased hundreds of acres of the former Boys Home
B = original amenities of the 21-acre park include ____ multipurpose athletic fields
C = Preservation Park's grand opening was April ____, 2018. What is the first number of this date?
D = in the photo of the boys in aprons, the 2nd digit of the year of this photo
E = South Fayette Township celebrated an anniversary in 2017. What is the first number in their years of celebration?
F = in the photo of the man enjoying the walking trail, add together the last 2 digits of the year
QUICK CHECK: The sum of all your numbers should equal 31.
The final stage is an ammo can hidden in a very typical old school manner. There will be a first-to-find prize of a scratch-off lottery ticket. Good luck and happy caching!
South Fayette, PA 15057
N 40° 22.892 W 080° 12.484
This quick park-and-grab, family-friendly cache is located in Sturgeon Park, a small community park in the Sturgeon neighborhood of South Fayette Township.
This cache was placed by South Fayette Township Parks and Recreation .
Use caution in the winter; the road to the park is steep and not always maintained.
Please bring a pen to sign the log, and remember to get your smiley!
Between Main Street/Station Street (Sturgeon) and Mill Street/Scotch Hill Road (Noblestown) in South Fayette.
There are 15 free caches hidden along the Panhandle Trail within the boundaries of South Fayette Township. Two additional are premium caches (denoted by an asterisk below). These are not placed by the township.