Introducing New Map Layers

May 9, 2021 at 11:28
by Mark Holloway  

When it comes to venturing outdoors, whether it's exploring a new trail network or even a new activity, it's always been the goal at Trailforks to provide you with the best tools needed to help you plan your next adventure with confidence.

The team at Trailforks has been hard at work creating new map layers to make exploring and planning within the app and the website that much easier. Below is an overview of some of the new layers that are available both on the app and the website.

Light Pollution Layer

Find the best spot to camp under starry night skies devoid of artificial light, plan a full moonlit ride or hike with the best possible view of the constellations, or search out the most sparsely populated areas with the new light pollution filter.

Gradient Slope Layer

Using colours transitioning from red to dark purple, the gradient slope map layer helps to clearly see the difficulty of mountain terrain and passes to help plan and route find.

World Map of Indigenous Territories Treaties and Languages

This layer is a crowdsourced map of indigenous territories, treaties, and languages from around the world. It is not an official or legal resource, but provides great information and adds depth to the cultures of past and present.


Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM)

Using official trail data from the US Forest Service, the MVUM map indicates which trails are authorized for motorized use, allowing dirt bike and ATV users to explore trails with confidence.

USFS Roads & Trails

Discovering the best trails is now even easier with over 200K United States Forest Service roads and trails available. With information from official government sources, the layer helps users to verify trail names and trail reference numbers.

Be sure to check out these new layers and keep an eye out for new map layers and features coming in the near future, including new map layers that will help you safely explore the outdoors during the winter season.


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