All map layers are now available for both free and pro members! Our community of outdoor enthusiasts each have slightly different needs in a map, and that is why we offer a choice of map layers across our website and apps. By using map layers, you can easily toggle between map formats while keeping the size and scale that you want.
You can access different map layers by following these steps:
Via desktop or laptop computer:
- Log into your account on https://www.alltrails.com
- Navigate to the map page of a trail you are interested in (the full page will be a map with the trail details on the left side of the page)
- In the bottom right corner you will see the 'Map Layers' button (it is below 'Overlays)
- Click the map layer you are interested in (it will display green) and it will be applied to the map
Via iPhone or Android app:
- Open the AllTrails app
- Navigate to the trail details screen of a trail you are interested in
- Scroll down to the map section and click 'View Full Map'
- In the bottom right corner of the map screen you will see the 'Map Layers' button (it is below 'Overlays')
- Select the map layer you are interested in (it will display green) and tap 'Done'
Below is a brief overview of our map layers:
AllTrails - Our flagship map layer, custom built for the AllTrails platform. Includes trail names, mileage markers, contour lines, hill shading, waterways, roads, summit labels, land cover types (forests, glaciers, etc.) and detailed building footprints.
Satellite - Global, high-resolution satellite imagery. Includes labels.
Road - Streets, buildings, and places, all around the world.
Topo (US only) - US Geological Survey topographic maps showing both natural and man-made features (including campsites and roads), along with contour lines.
Terrain - Topographic map with contour lines and elevation that delineates boundary lines for Regional, State, and National Parks across the globe. Includes roads.
World Parks - Terrain map with elevation contour lines along with land use and landcover information across the globe. Includes roads.
OSM (Open Street Map) - Detailed map of the world created by a global team of volunteers. Includes trail names, landmarks, points-of-interest, campgrounds, parking areas, train stations, and more.
OCM (Open Cycle Map) - Similar to OSM but primarily aimed at showing information useful to cyclists.