2. Click the Create Route icon.
3a. Click Routing Mode to change what type of route you will create.
3b. Choose the Hiking, Cycling, or Driving options to create a Snap-to-Trail route using the Gaia GPS Trail Finder. Or, select the Straight Line tool to create a route using straight-line segments.
4. Find your starting point on the map and start creating the desired route, clicking the map to drop points as needed. An interactive elevation vs. distance graph of your route will appear in the menu at the bottom of the screen.
Note: You can also move the map during route creation by clicking and dragging your mouse anywhere on the map
- Snap-to-Trail Routes with Gaia GPS Trail Finder (For tips about using the Trail Finder, visit our blog)
- Out-and-Back Routes using Snap-to-Trail
- Manually Plot Straight Line Routes (Drop points and manipulate the line until you have the route you want)
5. You can delete any point clicking on it.
6. Click Save
7a. Name your route and add notes
7b. Customize the color of your route
- The Gaia GPS Trail Finder works best with map sources based on the OpenStreetMap database, like Gaia Topo, Outdoors, and OpenCycleMap. It may not pick up the trails on sources like USGS topos.
- At this time data is not available for Antarctica
- Snap-to-Trail routes cannot extend beyond 250 miles
Hiding Routes on the Map
To hide all routes from the main map, follow these steps to toggle off the Routes map overlay:
To hide individual routes on the map, follow these steps: