All AllTrails members can now create maps in seconds using our map creation tool. These maps will automatically sync with your iPhone or Android app.
Below is a quick overview of the 'Create Map' functionality.
To create a new route, click on 'Draw Route' or 'Upload GPX'. Here are some additional tricks with Routes:
- Select a color, click on a starting point, and click along to draw your route
- Clicking on the dotted line segments will auto-route that segment
- For partial segments, hold the 'shift key' and drag to draw
- To create an out-and-back trail click on the blue 'Out & Back' button under the color options
- To reverse the locations of the green start and black end markers, click 'Reverse'
- To finish your route, click 'Save'
With QuickDraw you can create multiple routes on the same map using the various color options. Just save your first route and then click 'Draw Route' again to add another.
Provide a brief description to easily remember what the route covers and why you created it. This may be useful to people who you share the map with.
Create a title and description for your waypoints in the edit column. Position your waypoint along the route by clicking on the waypoint and dragging it to the desired location. To always show the title of the waypoint on the map view, click the 'Show Title' box in the edit column.
Upload photos directly from your computer or drag photos into the box provided. Photos of the trail terrain, landscape, and views are helpful to give users an idea of trail conditions and obstacles.
When drawing a new route on a custom map, you will have a search box to help you center the map on a specific location. You can search for a city, park, or use lat/long coordinates. Coordinates should be entered in decimal degrees format (ex: 12.345, -123.456).
Use the icons in the bottom right corner of the map screen to toggle between various map layers and overlays for the area. Use the '+' and '-' zoom controls in the top right corner of the map screen to zoom in and out of the map.
Drag your mouse along the elevation profile graph at the bottom of the map screen for each of your routes to see the corresponding point on the map.