Create a snap-to-trail or straight line route in Gaia GPS to plan adventures or measure distance.
- Tap the + icon
- Select “Create Route”
- Choose between the different snap-to-trail modes, or select straight line to manually plot the route.
- The app offers 3 snap-to-trail modes: Hiking, Biking, and Driving.
- Snap-to-trail route creation requires an internet connection, straight line manual routing works offline.
- The snap-to-trail feature utilizes OpenStreetMap data. Use OSM-based sources like Gaia Topo, OpenHikingMap HD, OpenLandscapeMap HD, and OpenCycleMap HD for best results. You can tap the layers icon to change the map source during route creation:
Saving the route immediately initiates the download of your selected layers. Leave the app in the foreground and connected to the internet to complete the downloads.
Note: You can skip map downloads by toggling off all of the layers before saving.