What's the difference between a route and a hike?

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    Jim Margolis


    The database of Hikes are created when a trail marked on the Gaia Topo map matches multiple track recordings by users. 

    If there's not a Hike that goes where you want and you'd like to be able to follow a line on the map while navigating, you can create a Route.  Routes can also be useful for manually measuring distances on the map.

    If you have any further questions, please contact Support here.

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    fujiokae

    I had the same question and now I understand the difference. It would be more useful if I can copy / transfer a hike in "My Hikes" into a route or a folder that I'm organizing the upcoming trip with. Only thing I could do would be to download a hike as GPX and import it, which doesn't sound a smart way.

    Alternatively, it would be wonderful if "Save Hike" button has two options like "Into My Hikes" and "As a route".

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    Imaginarian

    I just created a hike in Gaia, deliberately choosing Hike, and it created a route, so when I exported it and imported into my GPS, I got a driving route, not a hike.

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