How do I make a recording?

Any recordings that you upload or record using the AllTrails app are automatically synced across devices. You can create your own recording by following these steps:

Via desktop or laptop computer:

  1. Log in to your account on

  2. Hover over 'History' in the header and click on 'Recordings'

  3. Click on the blue 'Upload' button
  4. Drag your GPX/KML/TPO file into the dotted line area, or click within that area to select the file you'd like to upload
  5. When you are finished, click the green 'Upload' button
  6. Optional: you can add a Description

Via iPhone or Android app:

  1. Open the AllTrails app
  2. Tap on 'Record' on the bottom navigation bar
  3. Tap on the red 'Record' button at the bottom of the screen to start recording your track using your phone's built-in GPS

  4. When you are finished, tap the 'Pause' button and then 'Save'

  5. You then have the option to rate your recording, link your recording to a trail, select an activity, and provide a title for your recording and click 'Save' to finish

NOTE: Any recordings added on the website via GPX/KML/TPO file will not be able to receive a verified completed badge.

For information on how to access your recordings, click here.