2. Click Create icon
3. Select Create Route
4. Choose the hiker, bicycle, or car icons to create a Snap-to-Trail route using the Gaia GPS Trail Finder. Or select the bird icon to create a straight-line route.
5. 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 to the left.
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)
- Manually Plot Straight Line Routes (Drop points and manipulate the line until you have the route you want)
6. You can delete any point or transform the point into a waypoint by clicking on it.
7. Waypoints will also be listed in the left side menu as you create them. Waypoint names and icon can be edited before the route is saved. Note: Hover over any point/waypoint along your route to view specific stats about that point.
8. Click Save
9. Name your route (a name will automatically generate based on the location, but you can change it), customize the color of your route, and add a description.
- The Gaia GPS Trail Finder works best with map sources based on the OpenStreetMap database, like Gaia Topo, OpenHikingMap HD, 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