What are map layers?

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.


These map layers can be found by tapping on the 'Map Layer' button in the lower right corner of any map view screen:


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. 


In addition, there are five map layers that are exclusive to AllTrails Pro members:


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 landuse 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.


For information on map overlays, click here.