If you're thinking about upgrading to our paid topo membership but you're unsure which trails have trail maps associated with them, here's how to find out.
To begin, every single trail that has a GPS location associated with it has the standard topo map tiles available for that region. If you see either of these things on a trail listing page, you know that you can, at the very least, get our fantastic background trail map tiles for that area:
Now, in addition to the background tiles, we have thousands upon thousands of miles of GPS overlay data for thousands of trails all around the world. This data can show you the recommended route through a complicated trail system, trails in a trail system that aren't yet included in the background tiles, and it also offers you a downloadable trail file that you can load up in a program like Google Earth or Garmin Basecamp, or that you can follow on your GPS device when you're out in the woods.
There are two ways to see if a trail has a GPS overlay. From any of the search pages for a city, state, or area, the right hand column's heading is "Map." If there is a check mark in that column, it means that there is a GPS overlay available for that trail.
If you're on an individual trail page and you see a green button that says "View Topo Map" below the image thumbnail, that also means that there's at least one GPS overlay, if not more, available for that trail or trail system.
If you're interested to see what exactly a topo map with GPS overlay looks like, you can check out any of the free files on this list. However, I recommend that you check out this map of the Arkansas Hills for an example of a high-quality map that we offer.
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