Trailforks Tutorial: Find that "Must Ride" Trail

Aug 30, 2016
by Brent Hillier  
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Rolling into a new zone and wondering which trail is a must ride? Well, the Trailforks app can help! Once you've found that "Must Ride" trail, you can figure out the best way to get to it and how best to ride it.

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New to Trailforks? Learn more about the App here, and more about the website here.

Have a question you would like answered about Trailforks? Leave it in the comments below and stay tuned for more Trailforks Tutorials.

Missed the last Trailforks Tutorials? Catch up below:

Adding a Trail Report
Syncing Strava Rides
Adding a Route to Your Trailforks App

MENTIONS: @trailforks @canadaka @brenthillier


  • 23 1
 Thanks for the app! I have rode several places now using trailforks that I never would have been able to find with out it, jackson demo, tahoe and whistler valley trials. Keep up the good work!
  • 17 1
 Trailforks is such a revelation. Thanks pinkbike crew!
  • 5 0
 The ability to quickly scroll through ridelogs that include a particular trail on the map is awesome, didn't know about that. Trailforks rules.
  • 1 0
 Same here. Awesome stuff.
  • 4 0
 Is it possible to map a new trail or check create your own ride log within the app rather than piggy backing off of an outside app like strava?
  • 3 2
 Yep. Head over to the website and hook-em-up! Trailforks is all I use now! Be sure to donate for some trail karma Wink
  • 1 0
 @swartzie: Thanks. To be a bit more clear. I would like to use the app only to record my ride, or record a new trail so that I can upload it to trailforks.
  • 4 1
 @brettkapcsos: Not possible to record rides with Trailforks. Could change in the future though!
  • 1 0
 @brenthillier: is there a way to transfer someone else ride from Strava that you follow onto Trail Forks? I follow a bunch a riders and would love to do their rides but find it difficult to have strava on the page of the riders ride and then going into trail forks to figure where I am relative to the other persons ride. Cheers
  • 2 0
 Brent - I think you have to have a data plan or wifi connection to use the background map. There are several apps based on Openstreetmap data that can be used offline such as Is there some way to use Trailforks as an overlay on or similar for a totally off line solution for finding trails in no cell service areas? (and also to save data $). Thanks.
  • 1 0
 Hey @TwistedBench: Trails can be navigated offline, the background map can't. When I know I'm going to be in an area without cell service or I'm travelling out of country and want avoid data roaming I do have a work around. I switch my background map to Google Street Map, and scroll around the region I'm going to be biking in while I still have a connection or I'm on wifi. Google does a great job of cache background tiles and as long as I view a region before you lose a signal you'll have the tiles cached. We hope to have a more permanent solution, having our own background tile was a first step to that solution.
  • 2 0
 I love that the Trailforks team have essentially built as 1st-class features all the things I've been fighting with Strava to make it do. Just keeps getting better and better!
  • 1 0
 @brenthillier I'd like to thank for Trailforks app. I dont think I use it to full advantage yet but Its been a huge help on my trips around USA already. Offline locating, and info about trails is awsome, I always found the trail I was looking for and never got lost, even when not on the marked trails.
  • 2 0
 Can you make my phone vibrate at trail intersection when I'm riding new created trail rout? It's a pain to keep pulling my phone out of my pocket at every other intersection to check if its my turn.
  • 4 1
 I think Happn and Trailforks should be integrated. Meet future ex-wife on trail etc.
  • 3 0
 Thanks, I used this the other day at a place I'd been riding for years and found a new trail!
  • 1 0
 If duplicate trails are flagged, who determines which is the definitive version?

Moonrakers and CBT area has three instances of the trail CBT Mainline.

Interested to know how that happens.
  • 1 0
 If CBT Mainline wasn't broken up into 3 sections it would overlap other trails. In order to keep routing functionality we need to maintain a consistency with how certain trails are represented on the map.
  • 2 0
 I am currently on a Nor Cal/Oregon mtb trip and Trailforks has been my best friend!!
  • 1 0
 It saved my tail in Maine.
  • 1 0
 @schofell84: Where did you go?
  • 1 0
 @keatonistheguy: gorbel? NH. It was a three day trip and I was out of steam and ambition to drive to Attitash after Killington and Sunday River.
  • 1 0
 Lot of riders keeping the trails a secret. I know to keep from scumbags from destroying it. But what about those who just wanna ride and have fun?
  • 1 0
 Wow, I've used the popularity function quite a bit, but I always thought Red meant not ridden and bright green meant Often Ridden. Whoops.
  • 2 0
 Video starts... hey, thats where I live! Thanks for the App, saved my butt around here a few times!
  • 5 5
 Can you please donate tutorial on removing trails from trail forks? The number one way to have your trails destroyed in Scotland is to Strava them.
  • 4 1
 Just flag the trail and it will be dealt with.
  • 2 0
 @brenthillier: @canadaka thank you for this feature. So much friendlier to trails than Strava

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