The AllTrails digital guide has over 5,000 interactive trails marked up across Australia. The trails are free to use online and via the App and can be filtered to suit route length, difficulty, wheel-chair accessibility or dog friendly walks.
From our experience, comments by hikers giving recent tips on any track closures due to heavy rains or bushfires is helpful. It is also useful to build up a library of recent walks to share with your mates and encourage them to join your next trip. Just remember once you have finished your hike, to end the walk on the AllTrails App and save.
The AllTrails digital guide is assisting walkers to share trips with friends and family. As AllTrails CEO Ron Schneidermann notes, “Public lands are for everyone to enjoy and to experience the mental, physical, and emotional health benefits that come from spending time outside. This level of growth confirms that we are on the right path in leveraging technology to democratize access to the outdoors for all.”
An AllTrails Pro account is very beneficial with lots of useful features. Users can download maps to their phone to follow their exact GPS location on a detailed map even whilst offline.
The Pro account provides many other benefits with overlays of weather, user heatmaps and air quality. And if you wander off the track, a notification gets you back on to the marked route. Plus we like the comfort of a taking a printed map which is another feature of AllTrails Pro.