Overlays provide a wealth of additional information to help you plan your next adventure.
You can access overlays 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 'Overlays' button (it is above 'Map layers')
- Click on the overlay you are interested in (it will display green) and it will be applied to the map
Via iPhone or Android app:
- Log into your account on alltrails.com
- 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 'Overlays' button (it is above 'Map layers')
- Select the overlay you are interested in (it will display green) and tap 'Done'
There are three map layers available to all members:
Photos - Displays geotagged photos across the trail map so you can view the trail.
Waypoints - Displays geotagged waypoints across the trail map so you can find landmarks, attractions, junctions, trailheads, etc.
Nearby Trails - Drops map pins for nearby trailheads so you can see other trails in the area as well as other access points.
US Contours - Adds contour lines and slope angle shading to any map layer.
In addition, there are four real-time overlays that are exclusive to Pro members:
Heatmap - Visualizes all the user recordings tied to any trail. Easily find the most popular routes or less-traveled paths that other community members have taken.
Fire History - Displays recent fire activity, including year and incident name. Color coded by recency with red indicating the most recent and yellow being the oldest.
Weather - Displays real-time satellite and radar weather data over any map layer.
Air Quality - Displays a real-time air quality index over any map layer. Color coded with green indicating the cleanest air and red indicating the most polluted.