Use these resources to plan your next quest!


Gaia GPS: Draw a route, print a map, and export a GPS file. | Great for route planning.
Ride with GPS: Draw a route, print a map, and export a GPS file. | Great for route planning.
Natural Atlas: Draw a route and print a map. | Great for map printing.
Google Earth: Visualize a GPS route through 3D mapping.
All Trails: View popular trails and read reviews for current conditions. | Great navigation aid.
Trail Run Project: Use the interactive map to find a trail.

Hiking Inspiration

Hundred Peaks Section: The Sierra Club’s Hundred Peaks Section has detailed guides for exploring the 275 peaks above 5,000′ in Southern California.
Summit Post: Routes and trip reports for mountains worldwide.
Modern Hiker: Detailed narratives and many photos for hikes in the western US.
Bearfoot Theory: Trip planning for outdoor activities in the western US and bucket list destinations.
Hiking Guy: Extremely detailed directions, photos, and videos for Southern Californian hikes.

Post Hike

Garmin Connect: Send a GPS route to a GPS device. | Great navigation aid.
Strava: Track statistics about an outdoor activity.
Peakbagger: Log information about each peak ascent.
Relive: Create an animated 3D video based on GPS recordings.


Interwoven Roads: Exceptionally well-written articles exploring facets of travel, music, food, and yoga.
The Gardening Adventure: Useful tips for transforming your LA backyard into an oasis of fruits and vegetables.
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