Trailforks is a user-powered database, users can help grow & maintain the database.
We then reach out to local trail associations and give them control of the content in their region, so they can curate the content.
Locals become the moderator of what trails should be public or hidden, because they know best. Different regions have different policies so Trailforks is a flexable platform.
Users earn points when they contribute content and get credited on their profile.
When content you've submitted is approved your "trust score" rises.
A higher trust score raises your voting power and helps moderators approve your content faster.
Most content is added via the website, currently the app can only add trail reports, trail photos, ridelogs, comments & ratings.
Below is a list of different content users can contribute. We encourage users to fill out as much data as possible, but if you don’t others can submit modifications after. The site has a revisioning and user approval/reject system to help crowd source the data, like a wiki.
Region (Riding Area, Trail Center)
regions including provinces, cities, riding areas & bike parks
trail details with GPS data
Bulk Add Trails
upload a kml file with multiple trails, bulk add trails
used for listing trail supporters, sponsors or maintainers. If supporter is a bike shop use directory instead.
sequence of trails creating recommended rides, race cources and popular routes
current status & conditions of a trail, log work done on trail or things needing attention
Bulk Add Reports
select multiple trails in a region and bulk update their status/condition
race or trail day on our events calendar. Can be linked to a route or trail. Events can also be grouped by race series
Bulk Add Events
import events hosted under a Facebook page
Skill Park (Jumps, BMX tracks)
develop riding skills in a safe, controlled area. Jump parks, bmx tracks.
upload or link to photo
upload or link to video
Point of Interest (POI)
parking spots, major technical trail features (TTF
Bulk Add POIs
show polygons on the map to ilustrate land owners, logging and more...
local bike shops, trail associations, bike clubs
map, guide books
list of trails
personal bike ride log with optional gps