The California Trail Map was designed for outdoor activities including hiking, mountain
biking, horseback riding and off-roading. Freeways, highways, primary and secondary
roads are included but not all residential streets. Residential and lesser used
rural roads are only included when they are needed for trail access, through access
or for reference/bearing. Limiting the number of paved roads reduces visual distractions
and increases the usability of the trail map features. Detail is increased by zooming
into the map or changing the detail level setting in BaseCamp or on the GPS.
Only Bike Paths (class 1) and Bike Routes (class 3) are blue trails. Bike lanes(class
2) that are shared with motorized traffic are not displayed on the map as a blue
The majority of bike trails on the map are unpaved.
Cities that permit horseback riding on the sidewalk or shoulder will have a green
trail next to the road.
Trail and off-road data was created exclusively for the California Trail Map using
modern mapping technologies that produce a highly accurate digital map. The vast
majority of the trail data is unavailable on any other digital map or even paper.
Search functionality can be used to locate any trail or road by name when using
a Garmin GPS, Lowrance GPS or the BaseCamp application.
Easily locate the trails you can use.
Trail or Road Type
||Hiking, Biking and Horseback
||Hiking and Biking
||Hiking and Horseback
||Off Highway Vehicles(OHV) - Motorcycles or ATVs
||Dirt Road, Street Legal Vehicles