What is QuickDraw?

With AllTrails Pro, you can create your own custom map routes in seconds using our all new QuickDraw tool. Create your own custom map from scratch, or save any map in the AllTrails database and customize it for your next adventure (for example if you feel like adding on an extra loop, shortening the route, or breaking up a long trail into separate color-coded routes). These maps automatically sync with your AllTrails iOS/Android app so you can take your maps anywhere! You also have the ability to print these custom maps, share them with your friends, and download the GPX files to use on your own GPS device.

To access the new QuickDraw, go to www.alltrails.com using a desktop or laptop computer. Hover over Plan in the header and click on Maps. You can then click on New Map or select an existing saved Map to edit. 

Below is a quick overview of the QuickDraw interface. You can read more about how to create your own custom maps here: https://support.alltrails.com/solution/articles/229568-how-do-i-create-my-own-custom-maps-

1. Routes

To create a new route, click on Draw Route or Upload GPX. To draw a route select a color, click on a starting point and click along to draw your route. 

  • Clicking on the dotted line segments will auto route along that entire segment 
  • If you do not want to select the entire segment you can hold down the shift key while clicking to disable auto routing; holding down the shift key will also allow you to drag and draw
  • To create an out-and-back trail click on the blue Out & Back option beneath the color palette to create a route that returns the way you came
  • 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. To redraw or change the color of an exiting route, click Edit or click the color block of the route. You can redraw the route and then click Save. You can also change the color of the route by selecting on a different color and then clicking Save.

2. Description

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.

3. Waypoints

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 (which will act like a label on the map), click the Show Title box in the edit column. Any info that you would like to print on your map should be added to the Title section. The additional text will display when you hover over the waypoint on the web and will display in the app.

4. Photos

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. 

5. Location Search

Know exactly where you’re planning to go? Any new map you create will have a search box to help you center the map on a specific location or landmark by name or enter specific coordinates to center the map at that location.  Coordinates should be entered in decimal degrees format (ex: 12.345, -123.456) Once you draw a route on your map, this option will be removed.

6. Map Controls

Use the icons in the bottom right hand corner of the map screen to toggle between various map layers (AllTrails, Terrain, Satellite, OSM, OCM, etc.) and overlays to find more information about the area. Only the AllTrail layer features dotted auto routable segments. Remember if you don’t want to auto route along a segment you can hold down the shift key to disable this feature. Use the plus and minus zoom controls in the top right hand corner of the map screen to zoom in and out of the map to provide the right perspective.

7. Elevation Profile

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.