Reverse a route

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    Kristin McLane

    Hey y'all

    I can definitely see how it would be helpful to reverse a route.

    We don't have plans for anything like this at the moment, but I do have an open request for this feature and I've added your votes.

    Thanks for suggesting this. We will update here if this feature becomes available.

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    Nathan

    Currently, there is not an option to reserve a route without editing the route. Sorry about that.

    However, you can activate the Guide Me feature and then tap the infinity symbol to view a guidance line for your route in the reserve direction.

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    Monkshood2017

    I share WesPlate's wish for a reverse direction option in working with routes.

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    dubik99

    I second the desire to have an option to reverse route direction

     

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    olsen.outdoors

    I also wish that I could reverse a route.

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    AT-Reactor

    I also wish to be able to reverse a route, a very slowly hand-plotted route.

    The Wahatoya Trail traversing from N side to S side of Spanish Peaks Wilderness Area in CO, crossing the saddle between East (12.7K ft) and West (13.6 k ft) Spanish Peaks, is apparently not on any of the "snap to trail" layers (that I can locate). 

    In fact, what the USFS Ranger provided me as the latest official version for the Wahatoya Trail does not match any single trail on any Gaia layer (that I have found) and specifically conflicts with some layers to arrive at a southern trail head that is many miles distant from present actual.  

    Thus, I used Ranger's USFS ledger sized map of SP WA map along with 4 or 5 different Gaia layers (parts of trail on some layers, not on others, checked satellites for tread) to stitch together well over 100 points to create a most probable route, prior to feet on ground.  Now our work crew wishes to proceed in the opposite direction this summer, for good reasons.  Anyway, I'm not inclined to spend extended time re-plotting the opposite direction, but I also wish we did not have to repeatedly perform "simple subtraction" on mileage and invert terrain profiles in our fatigued heads this summer.  

    Still, I'm grateful for the Gaia tools.  (Yes, I checked AllTrails, Caltopo and other sources too.  Apparently Wahatoya has changed, is obscure, and/or is little used, for I couldn't locate anything more useful for a phone GPS with reasonable effort.)

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    Jim Margolis

    @AT-Reactor

    It's possible to reverse routes by exporting the file, using a third-party conversion tool like www.gpsvisualizer.com, and then importing the converted file.  Here are the steps:

    1. Export route: Export data from gaiagps.com

    2. Reverse the route using the advanced options at https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input



    3.  Import the route: Import GPX, KML, or FIT Files

    If you run into any issues, please email us support@gaiagps.com and we can help you troubleshoot.

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    NerdGoingOutside

    Would also appreciate a solution for this in-app.

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    jason.cochran

    PLEASE add this feature.  It would be very helpful for routes that you repeat often.

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    alex.addiego

    Reversing a route, and adding the reverse route to the original route to get statistics for a down-and-back seem like basic features that are missing for no clear reason

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    Glen Gregoire

    I would also like to see a "reverse the route" feature.  I would like to be able to edit my routes ending waypoint so that I can add onto my route from my starting point going the opposite direction.  In essence, I would like my starting point waypoint to become my finishing waypoint so that I can continue to edit my route from that location.  This way I can easily extend my route by editing from either the start point or if I want that to be my end point, I can extend the opposite direction.

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    marco

    I agree that a reverse route option would be absolutely useful. I hope it can be added in short time.

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    marcelobarce

    That would be SO useful.

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    PDXzimmy

    I would like to see a reverse route option as well.

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    OldBoy

    The ''reverse route'' option would be very helpful 

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    VashonHiker

    I'm a newbie on GaiaGPS, and I can't believe it's not possible to reverse a route you are planning.  This is a "no brainer" feature that has got to be easy to implement.

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    rbennett

    Putting in my request for the reverse-the-route feature too!  I have a circle route planned, we have not decided the direction yet, so it looks as though I will have to build it out in both directions, fortunately it is a snap-to route but the map will look messy.

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    charliemb

    I'd also like to see reverse functionality.  I just joined and I went looking for the feature, only to find this thread of requests. 

    At least what should be implemented is an option to take you back in the opposite direction along the same route after you've reached the end.

    Please?

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    whip357

    + 1 on the "reverse the route" request. New user here and we bought this app over others, because the guide me-infinity button seemed to do this function...

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    rcsdesign247

    reverse the route

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    johnpooley3

    Bump, very simple function, please add

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    T-Daddy-J

    Upvote!

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    light.joy6570

    Add my vote also- would love to see this feature added

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    bendypete

    Add reverse the route

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    Tim Barnes

    Add reverse the route

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    ken.eyerman

    Upvote.. please add this feature.. I use it all the time in another app.. elevations change on loop hikes and is just a very valuable tool.  

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    DanAndSheika

    Yes PLEASE ... this would be a very useful feature. 

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    Len Vaughn

    It's quite common to either travel out, then back...or plan a segment, unsure of which direction you might take.  Requiring a 3rd party tool to manipulate a gpx or geojson file is cumbersome.

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    miw595

    Yes, simple toggle to exchange start point and end point would be great!

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    jason.cochran

    I was editing an existing route on my Android phone today and guess what I found?!? (see pic).  Thank you!

    Still no option I can find to reverse a route on my PC, but this is a great addition on my phone!

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