This article will show you how to how to add popular maps for 4x4, offroad, and overland trails like the MVUM (USFS) and USFS Roads and Trails overlays. It will also show you how to search for trails in the app and on the website.
Click here for Gaia GPS' full list of Recommended Offroad Maps.
You can view offroad, 4x4, and overlanding trails on the main map by using the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) overlay, and in some areas, the USFS Roads and Trails overlay.
Follow these steps to view these map sources in the app:
- Follow these steps to add the layer to your layers list. You will find both these overlays in the Map Catalog under Feature/Weather Overlays
- Then, set the layer visible on top of your desired base map by following these steps.
Search for trails on the website and in the app
You can use the trail search page at gaiagps.com/hike to search for and discover offroad trails. Be sure to filter your results by Activity > 4X4.
In the iOS app, you can use the Discover tab and filter your results by Activity > Offroading. Filtering by offroading is not yet available in the Android app.
- See this article for how to use the Discover tab: Search for trails, parks, and places in the app