How soon is too soon to start hiding caches? in General geocaching topics Posted December 16, 2011 I think anyone who wants to should be able to make a hide. It is not rocket science and I have seen great hides by relative newcomers and lame ones by ultra experienced ones. If folks want to be guarenteed a quality hide they should look only for hides that are favorited a lot. For the most part, to use a coloquialism, you plays the game you takes your chances.