How to Add Trails

With MyHikes, anyone can add their favorite trails with or without GPS data (GPX file).

Follow the instructions below to add a trail.

  1. Sign up here if you don't already have an account; otherwise, log in .
  2. Click on the Trails navigation link.
  3. Click the + New Trail link on this screen.
  4. Fill out the form and submit it. You do not need a GPX file to add a trail, but it helps if you do.
  5. Once the trail has been created, it will be in an unpublished state so that the admin can review the data before the trail is included in searches.

    see Trail Review Process below for more information.

  6. Note: for info on how to track trails, click here.

Trail Review Process

Once a trail is submitted, it goes into review which usually lasts less than 24 hours.

You can review, edit, or even delete all of your unpublished trails by visiting your user profile and clicking on the trail name within the Unpublished Trails section.

The Process
The site owner will review your trail and either publish it or reject it. If your trail submission was rejected, there will be a note with a rejection reason. You can decide to keep the trail as unpublished to track your stats or you can delete it.

My Data was changed after submitting
This is because the admin felt like the description could have been worded better for search engines, the mileage was off, etc. You may find some small tweaks to your trail before the data is published and searchable by other users.

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