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Our trail maps cover our favorite wilderness and public lands in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. We make maps that show trails, elevation contours, aerial photography, and GPS grids for precise navigation.

We map outdoor trails
We help hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians better use public trails and wilderness areas with accurate map information for efficient travel.
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Going to the woods?

We have a few resources that might make your trip enjoyable and memorable. If you're looking for a map, then please visit our map shop. Weather is often an important consideration. We have two detailed weather stations with current conditions and forecasts. View our current weather stations for the Daniel Boone NF and the Great Smokies NP

Sheltowee Trace

A 354-mile backcountry trail that spans the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork.

Red River Gorge Backpacking Map

Enjoy ruby flushed sunsets sweeping through hemlocks and fresh rhododendron blooms as you hike through murals of eroded sandstone.

Great Smoky Mountains Trail Atlas

This innovative atlas contains GPS trail maps with tree canopy type and a gazetteer of scenic sites.

Cumberland Gap Trail Map

A unique map that shows trail elevation profiles for the park's popular loop and long-distance hikes.

Bluegrass Trails

Explore the trails in central Kentucky with this online, interactive map. We're in development adding more trails, descriptions, and photographs.

Bluegrass Trails


Recent Photographs & Maps

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Sheltowee Trace map

Sheltowee Trace map An interactive map for the trails of the Daniel Boone National F...

Current weather and animations

Live webcam for the Great Smokies
Weather stations for the Great Smokies NP and Daniel Boone NF
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Our Favorite Hikes

Norris Watershed Trail Map
Norris Watershed Trail Map

Norris Watershed Trail Map

Over the past year, we’ve refined a trail map for the City of Norris, Tennessee. The Norris Watershed Trail Map is probably printed by now and offers GPS mapped trails and mountain biking opportunities. The WPA era dam is pretty cool, too.

Additional photographs of th...

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Sheltowee Trace elevation profile

Working on the 2020 update of the Sheltowee Trace maps using high-resolution DEMs derived from lidar point clouds. An elevation profile was created by sampling elevation every 264 feet along the 343-mile trail. This profile shows the proposed extension from Burnt Mill bridge to Rugby.

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Our Clients' Maps

Lexington Neighborhood Tree Canopy Study
Class mapping project

Web page for student maps

NRE 355, Introduction to Geospatial Applications for Land Analysis, is a class at the University of Kentucky (UK) that uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to study our environment. Every year NRE 355 constructs various maps centered around an ...