Welcome to Orienteering

Deer Creek Hills
The Crevis Creek crossing at
Deer Creek Hills!
GCO was co-sponsor of COW 2018,
or California Orienteering Week,
seven stages or events.
GCO did the final three.
Get results here.

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO) is an orienteering club based in the Sacramento area of Northern California.

What is Orienteering? It is a world-wide sport. It consists of finding your way to specific points on a course in a park or similar place, walking or running and using a special detailed map and a compass.

It's the perfect sport—exercising both the mind and the body. It's great for all ages!

It can be:

  • A lovely stroll, with children and pets, 
  • A fitness hike,
  • A way to learn how to read a map and use a compass
  • Or a competitive race.

We schedule meets at local parks and always feature instruction for beginners. To find out more about orienteering and our club, browse around this site, starting with About Us.

Check out this cool new video from the International Orienteering Federation. Fast foot-O as well as even faster ski-O!

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