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    Best app for maps

    Hey ya'll. I am wondering what the best trail map is in your opinion?

    I mean like pre-existing maps. Not just a GPS tracker, but something I can pull up a trail within a certain area or a metro park and be able to ride it and have my phone follow me.

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    MTB Project works pretty well in a lot of areas. Your gps will show you where you are on the trail.

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    Have you tied Trailforks?
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    Best app for maps

    I will look into both.

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    2nd Mountain Bike Project. Works great and you don't need cell coverage to use it


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyDoo View Post
    2nd Mountain Bike Project. Works great and you don't need cell coverage to use it


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    That's sweet actually. Most places I ride will have cell signal, but it's always a good option if needed.


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    What do the numbers in circle represent?


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    The circled number represents how many trails are in a certain area.

    It seems like both MTBP and TrailForks have gaps where they're missing trails in certain areas. I'd recommend using both of them to cover all of your bases. I personally like the user interface of MTB Project way better, so I use that app 90% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    The circled number represents how many trails are in a certain area.

    It seems like both MTBP and TrailForks have gaps where they're missing trails in certain areas. I'd recommend using both of them to cover all of your bases. I personally like the user interface of MTB Project way better, so I use that app 90% of the time.
    I second this

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    Both Trailforks and MTB project show only a tiny (infinitesimal) amount of the trails around here. OSM shows just about all of them. OSM is not tracking however.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    The circled number represents how many trails are in a certain area.

    It seems like both MTBP and TrailForks have gaps where they're missing trails in certain areas. I'd recommend using both of them to cover all of your bases. I personally like the user interface of MTB Project way better, so I use that app 90% of the time.
    Awesome thanks guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by namanjain View Post
    Google Maps is very good for actually seeing the trails near you. But it won't time the trail and give you your miles. ViewRanger can do that. So I use both.

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    I use View Ranger as it can load the OCM. It can track as and has the ability to build and load route. I use it when I travel and ride location I have never been too.

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    Awesome. Will check it out.


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    I have been trying Trail Forks and Mountain Bike Project. I do not yet have a favorite. I would like Trail Forks if it showed the nearby dirt roads. Like along the Colo Trail andor the Cont Divide Trail. You should download the area maps where you might ride. If you are out of range for cell service you need the maps available offline. Others may have good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richj8990 View Post
    Google Maps is very good for actually seeing the trails near you....
    No. It isn't. Compare it to OSM.
    Do the math.

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    What is OSM


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    Open Street Maps. https://www.openstreetmap.org
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    Thanks


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    Are the Strava heatmaps any good for finding good mountain bike trails and the "best" route through a network of trails?

    I'm not premium so i can't try it, but i'd consider it if it was really effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuffyMan View Post
    Are the Strava heatmaps any good for finding good mountain bike trails and the "best" route through a network of trails?

    I'm not premium so i can't try it, but i'd consider it if it was really effective.
    You can see nearly the same thing on Trailforks for free. They have a heatmap that uses Strava data.

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    View Ranger with Open Street Maps is by far the best I've used because it is the most complete and up to date with all the trails in my area.

    Trailforks is good but often there appears to be missing or incorrect information in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuffyMan View Post
    Are the Strava heatmaps any good for finding good mountain bike trails and the "best" route through a network of trails?...
    There are many very good trails around here that don't show up prominently (or not at all) on Strava heat maps because the riders who ride them don't upload to Strava.
    Do the math.

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    Gaia GPS. They can not cache OpenTrail, but their internal option has a lot of trails. And you can download topo and satellite and many other maps for offline use. I find it the best for off the grid use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    because the riders who ride them don't upload to Strava.
    Good people.

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    Best app for maps

    Thanks. Guess I will have test some and go with my favorite. Thanks for all the info


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