One good riddle for a scavenger hunt is: "What is a coat that you can only put up when it's wet?" The answer is "paint." Good scavenger hunt riddles encourage participants to think outside of the box.
Riddles for scavenger hunts can refer to objects that participants need to find or directions in which they should travel. The riddles can also contain rhymes or include answers that complete rhymes. An example of a riddle with a rhyming answer is: "Home to fruit and honey, sweet as can be, find your next clue under a...." In this case, the answer would be "tree."