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How to use All Trails for Hiking | Free & Pro version


Hey guys in today’s video I will walk
you through how to use All Trails for hiking and backpacking. If you don’t know
what “All Trails” is, it’s a mobile application for both Android and iOS with a big
collection of trail information trail photos and trail reviews from a
community of 10 million hikers backpackers mountain bikers and trail
runners. In this video I will walk you through how to use the mobile
application for both the free version and the pro version before we go ahead and get started here
you want to make sure you go to the App Store and search for All trails and then
the app will look something like that you can download the app and once you
have it on your phone you can log in using either your Facebook or your Gmail
account information and you should be able to access it. I’m gonna try to walk
you through most of the functionality and the features that the application
has to offer and the first thing that you will see on your screen since I
already had the application is the list of hiking trails that are close by and
this is going to show up if you do have your location enabled now as you can see
I have Camelback Mountain and few other trails here that are marked as completed
now the first functionality that I want to walk you through here is the search
functionality and the first thing that you will see is a search bar at the top
of the application from the search bar you can start searching either for trail
name or parks that are located near you and once you want to start searching it
will allow you to choose from five options one of them will be all the
second one is places the third one is parks trails and lists on top of the
search bar there is actually a filter button to the left and once you will
click it it will allow you to add more criteria to refine your search and this
search can be sorted by the best match the most popular and the closest some of
the filters or the criteria that you can choose from are the difficulty which
goes from easy moderate and hard and you basically you can specify what type of
trail you are looking for you can also choose the length of the trail you want
this hike to be five miles six miles 20 miles and
on the same thing for the elevation gain and this goes from zero feet up to ten
thousand plus feet you can also choose the rate in are you only looking for
trails that are rated five stars four stars and so on you can choose the type
of activity you are looking for are you looking for hiking activity mountain
biking running backpacking and a bunch of other criteria one of the filters
that I usually find useful is the route type if you want to choose between a
hike that’s out and back a loop or a point-to-point once you choose all your
criteria then you want to go ahead and click see trails and then the search
will return all the results in the area that you are searching for returning all
trails with the criteria that you are interested in the search results can be
returned in a form of a list and basically this is a list of trails that
include or give you a high level information about the name of the trail
the difficulty and the reviews the other way to return the search result in the
form of a map and that’s by clicking the map or list button to the top right and
in the map it’s basically going to show you where those trails are located in
comparison to your current location and you can switch between a list view and a
map view based on what you are looking for so now we’re going to go ahead and
dive a little deeper to see what happens or what type of information I have
access to when I search for a specific trail for the purpose of this demo I’m
gonna go ahead and search for Emerald Lake Trail so I’m gonna go ahead and
choose the first option and always make sure that it’s located in the states
where you are looking because trail names can be repetitive and you can find
the same name of the trail in two different states or three different
sites so always make sure that the state is correct so as you can see there’s a
bunch of information here and we will try to cover everything that we are
seeing in this screen the first thing is the name of the trail the level of
difficulty which is moderate and then the rating and as you can see here this
trail is rated almost five stars as well as the number of reviews entered by
other people it also specifies the location which he is Rocky Mountains
National Park the little heart located to the right is the actual
going to allow you to add this trail as a favorite trail right underneath that
there are four buttons there is the direction buttons the record button the
share and my map when you click the directions button you will have an
option to either open this map using Apple maps or Google Maps or you can
copy the address to the clipboard and what the direction button is basically
your direction to get from where you are right now to the trailhead and the start
point of your hike the second button is the record button and this functionality
is going to allow you to record your hike once you start or once you get to
the trailhead and by clicking the red record button
the application is going to keep track of your trajectory the distance that you
covered how much time it took you to cover that distance as well as you
recorded elevation the third button here is the share functionality and this
functionality will allow you to share the trail information with your friends
and family using inner text message Gmail mail or even airdrop if you are
using an iPhone this is a great way to share trails that you find interesting
with your friends and family and the last button here is my map and this is a
great functionality because it shows you the profile of your hike by specifying
the distance that you’re gonna be covering and the elevation gain and I
personally find this very important because sometimes though the trail shows
or seems to be short the elevation gain can be very high and if you are
well-prepared and you know what you are getting yourself into
then there is a higher chance for your hike to be successful now the best way
to understand the elevation change throughout the hike is by holding the
start of the chart and this will show you this distance change the elevation
as well as the grade of your climb and as you can see here at the bottom there
is a button that will allow you to download the map layers this is not
available on the free version of all trades but I’m going to cover it once we
start tackling the pro version underneath these four buttons you will
be able to see a high-level short description about this trail the lens
the elevation gain the route type as well as tabs for what type of activities
this trail is no for and under the tax you will be able
to see the view of the map which we already covered when we check the my map
functionality now if you scroll a little bit down you will be able to see a
detailed description of the trail as well as some additional information on
how to get there how to get to the trailhead and the best routes to choose
from additionally there is a section about the weather to give you more
information about the weather conditions in the area are there any chances of
rain or snow just to kind of help you prepare and pack the necessary gear also
find more information about the time for the sunrise and the time for the sunset
now scrolling down to my favorite area here of the app the reviews and photos
and this is really great because the application is allowing people from the
hiking and backpacking community to go in and share their opinions and feedback
once they finish the trail so you can sort the reviews by either ultra sword
the newest first oldest highest rated lowest rated and so on so what I usually
do is search for the reviews by the newest first just to kind of see the
people who were there at day before two days before how was the trail how was
the weather was it buried under the snow was it well-maintained
it was easy for them to find the trail the first place so these reviews are
very powerful the second thing are the photo so a lot
of people would go hike trails and then upload some photos to the trail and once
you see this picture it gives you a better idea whether this is the type of
things that you are looking for when you go on your hike are you looking for
mountains do you want to see a lake so this is pretty useful and then the last
one is the recording so just like I showed you a little bit earlier people
would share their recordings and how much time it took them to cover the
trail in terms of distance and elevation with other people and so that will give
you a better idea on how much time it will take you to cover your hike so this
is pretty much it for the search functionality now I’m gonna go back
again to the home page to cover a few more things and the first thing is the
favorite page as you can see here in the bottom of the app
and basically this is page where all the trails that you marked as favorite are
going to be saved and if you see mine here it’s showing the organ needles
trail and these are basically just some trails that I either want to add to my
to-do list or trails that I’ve done before then I like them so much that I’m
marking them as favorites now and then the other button here is the record
button which is the same as the record functionality that we covered a little
bit ago the other thing will be the history and so once you go to the
history you will be able to see all the trails that you recorded the trails that
you completed as well as your statistics how many miles did you cover the
elevation gain and so on and so forth and then the last button here is going
to be your profile and basically this is the area where you will find all
information related to you including your current location your first and
last name your statistics reviews photos if you downloaded any of them as well as
the settings just to kind of see whether you want to connect the app to other
social media like Facebook you want to connect it to Garmin to Apple health you
want to make any changes to the map downloads would you want to make any
changes to default map layer and so on now every time you are in the map it’s
going to show you or suggest that you switch from the free version to the pro
accounts and there are a lot of adventures to use in the pro account the
main one is the ability to download the maps for online navigation because when
you are hiking outside in the wilderness there are higher chances that you won’t
have service and if you don’t have service you won’t be able to rely on the
maps that are provided by all trails so the recommended thing is to download the
maps offline for you to navigate and to know how to get from point A to point B
and this is the best reason or the main reason why you would want to consider a
pro account if you are relying on all trails all the time when you are hiking
then it’s probably a good idea to invest in a pro account and the annual
subscription you’re going to be paying about two point fifty dollars a month
and then if you want to subscribe for three years it’s going to cost you about
one dollar sixty-seven for a month you can either pay every month
can Billy annually or for the three years up to you and again this
subscription is going to allow you to download maps offline to your mobile and
their bunch of maps to choose from I’m not so great with maps but you can
benefit from all these type of maps that are listed here this is pretty much it
for this application this is where I personally use to get to and from places
if you guys have any questions please let me know in a comment and I will be
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Alex and this time I guess it’s just Habiba and we’ll see you soon another
adventure

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2 thoughts on “How to use All Trails for Hiking | Free & Pro version

  1. All Trails is our go to application to find hiking and backpacking trails near us. It is easy to use and is very helpful especially if you don't have the best skills reading a map and using a compass. What application do you use for hiking? Let use know in a comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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