Trek Ten Trails is a free web-based recreation program launched in 2007 that is designed to get families “off the couch” and outdoors to enjoy nature in Polk County’s many parks and nature preserves. Each cycle highlights different trails with new geocaches which can be located with or without a GPS unit.  Hosted hikes are generally conducted in the fall and spring of each year with an annual celebration in November for those completing a game card.

Call or email Marian for additional info or to be added to our email list.
863-207-5206 or

How to Play

 Review the current list of trail factsheets. Trekkers choose trails to hike and validate their game cards.  Get 10 different stamps on your game card by using the self-inking stamp in the geocache.  The trail factsheets include instructions on how to find the geocache with or without a GPS. Game cards are available at all Polk County libraries and Circle B Bar Reserve or can be downloaded here.  Mail in or email your game card to Marian be eligible for a Certificate of Completion and a souvenir token  at the Annual Celebration. 

Annual Celebration 

The Annual Celebration will be held from 9:00 – noon at Circle B Bar Reserve.
The festivities include a pot-luck breakfast, presentation of certificates, prize drawings, a hike and more. Bring a dish to share – Friends will provide beverages, coffee, cups, plates and utensils.

Game cards due not later than November 13, 2024
Annual Celebration:  November 16, 2024. 

Hosted Hikes

December 2, 2023 – Gator Creek Reserve

January 6, 2024 – Se7en Wetlands Park

February 3, 2024 – Lewis Arboretum

March 9, 2024 – North Walk-in-Water Creek

April 20, 2024 – Bonnet Springs Park

Download Your Game Card

Game cards are available at any Polk County Public Library and at Circle B Bar Reserve.


Locate the geocache by GPS or by following written instructions. Stamp your card and trade items.


Learn about the icons used on geocaches.


Complete information for each hike including GPS coordinates, plus easy-to-follow written instructions to find the cache without a GPS!