About MyHikes


MyHikes is a community driven platform that aims to make trails easier to find for everyone. By using your smartphone, GPS tracking device, or online mapping tools, anyone can upload trails to the site. You can even add trails with no GPS data at all.

MyHikes was an idea that sparked after repeated Google searches for trail addresses led me to think: There must be a better way to do this. The webapp was built in 2015 as a friends-only site until I opened it to the public in late 2016. The original intent was to make getting to new and old trails easier by adding trails with approximate coordinates for directions and making them available on the web.

For more info or common questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact us with questions, concerns, suggestions, or if you just want to drop us some knowledge.

Crowdsourced Trails

MyHikes' data comes directly from hikers and backpackers like you. The idea is to grow the site with a community of hikers who want to make finding trails easier.

The platform was originally built for personal purposes, but was opened up to the public in 2017 in hopes that other hikers would get involved. So far the site has acquired more and more trails from new and returning hikers, backpackers, trail runners, and outdoor enthusiasts. We now regularly publish new trails on a weekly basis.

No Trails Near Me!

You may find that the platform doesn't have any trails in your area, but this is just an opportunity to add trails you know of to make it easier for others. You don't need to get GPS data to add a trail, you simply just need to know some basic information about it.

Supporting the Site

Until 2019, all funding, work on the platform (updates, new features, bug fixes), and operational costs were paid out of pocket. In 2019 we started sponsorships to help take of this load off of our plate; however, our budget is still very low. If you find the platform useful and want to help support it, feel free to donate here.


In 2018 MyHikes began partnering with Leave No Trace and Columbus Metro Parks. And in 2019, Kestrel Land Trust was also added to our list of partners!
If your organization is interested in partnering, feel free to contact us.


Funding from our sponsors helps MyHikes tremendously with providing us a way to gather more trail data, maintain the site, and build new features for our users without every penny coming from the owner's pocket. Every penny provided to us by sponsors goes right back into the site to help us grow.

Our sponsorship budget is small; however the impact it makes is huge on our platform. If your company or organization is interseted in sponsoring MyHikes, please contact us.

Where We're Located

MyHikes began as a private project in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015.

Shortly after, I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I lived for 4-years tracking and writing about trails from the area. Pittsburgh was where MyHikes was turned from a private project into a public platform and ultimately where it really started to take shape.

In mid-2019 I moved to the Wellsboro, Pennsylvania area (Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania) where I continue to build out trail data for the site.

- Admin

Main Contributors


PA Wilds, PGH, WV, New England, and Beyond


Western MA, New England




NH, New England, and Beyond


NH, New England, and Beyond

Thanks for visiting,
Dave & Jax*

Jax mutt

* Jax, the official MyHikes mutt.

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