Trailforks is a trail database with 300,000 trails. Users can contribute data and then local trail associations have the control to approve & curate the data.
- The largest database of mountain bike trails in the world, including thousands of biking related POI's
- Offline trail maps and info. Region updates are incremental and fast
- See your GPS location on the map, for trail navigation
- Record your GPS location during ride creating a track
- Display trail & route elevation profiles and 'scrub' along them to see the location on the map
- View local routes that users have created
- View trail logs from users and discover how to explore a new trail
- Automatic trail routing from your location (or nearest parking lot), to the trailhead of your choosing
- Sync and view your saved plans from http://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/planner/
- Follow race course routes including colored stages and checkpoints
- Lookup region & trail info including routes, photos, videos & more
- Use your phone’s compass to orientate the map in the direction you’re facing
- View trail status & reports! Always be informed of up-to-date trail conditions & closures
- Submit trail reports & conditions from the app, including taking photos of trail issues
- Support the areas you ride, by donating 'Trail Karma'
- View nearby bike shops on the map, quick links for directions or phoning the shop
- View trails on map color coded by popularity
- Mountain biking heatmap!
- View custom worldwide topo maps designed for mountain biking with contours
The Trailforks app is your mobile companion to the http://www.trailforks.com website. It allows you to download offline trail maps for use on your rides!
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Turn off rotation lock by default on iPads
- Update the Topo baselayer to make highways and land cover more prominent
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Now we pay for the work WE did
This is my first review of an app, because I’m so frustrated with trail forks. I have used the free version, crowd sourced and built by many of us riders who go out, login Trails, update and change things as the trails change, and have used this app as well as recommending it to many other riders for years. Now suddenly we are locked out of the same trail systems we helped build and update in the app for a monthly fee! It’s one thing to charge a one time fee, but to charge a monthly rate, Considering so much of the initial work was done through crowdsourcing, it’s just another reason why I will refuse to use this app ever again. I will also cease from recommending this to friends and other riders. I switched from MTB Project to trail forks, now I’m switching back. Good way to ruin a good thing trail forks. 👎🏼
This app does the trick for finding trails around me. There are plenty of locations around me listed on the map and often, they have helpful little paragraph blurbs that describe the area and which parts are good for what. Filtering trails by popularity instead of difficulty is also a great way to know what trails to hit first if it's my first time somewhere.
That said, there is one flaw that's fatal for picking a trail network on the map. As soon as you zoom out a certain amount, the red squares with black text remain full size and they totally hinder my ability to see any actual trails on the map. They go away when you zoom in close enough, but when I want to pick a trail network to visit, I effectively can't zoom out over my state and compare my options. Just look at Massachusetts and you'll see towns like Grafton are literally covered by a wall of red squares. This makes exploring a new state or area extremely tedious on the map. If the red squares and text disappeared or got smaller when you zoomed out a bit, the map would be a lot more usable for that purpose.
Updated after better research
I still would have loved the option to pay for an upgraded version, or understood increased marketing on this platform first before making the majority of the app only available through payment, however, I have to appreciate the concept of being ad free. This app really does have it all, which is why we’ve become spoiled :-). After further research and seeing the 50% off for those who adopt this app early in the first 30 days, I’ll give it a try. It says that the 50% off remains in effect for as long as you keep the app, not just a one time thing. I hope that remains true.
Additionally I truly appreciate the access to the emergency option even in the free mode. Keeping in mind that it can be used 6 times, you have had great insight into the needs of your customers. This app really saved the day when the school took our kids out cross country skiing and needed a faster route back to the bus for some kids.
This app is certainly worth the extra investment in my opinion. Thanks for all you do!
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- Fireroad Holdings Inc
- 176 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2020 Trailforks Mapping Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Trailforks Pro $35.99
- Trailforks Pro Early Adopter $17.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.