Trailsoffroad vs funtreks app

Lots O Fords
Feb 10, 2024

Rank IV

Feb 10, 2024

While I have the GAIA app and I like the tracking part I don't like it for trail look up.

I bought the funtreks book and like it so maybe their app
I also saw some people using trailsoffroad app.

Looking for input.
Darrel

Rank 0

Mar 24, 2024

#1
Bump.

Also a user of Gaia but would prefer something else to look trails up.
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MN_Warthog

Mar 24, 2024

#2
I've only started to play with it but I'm liking OnX Offroad. Since I just got my Bronco, I plan on using it more this summer.
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Mar 24, 2024

#3
While I have the GAIA app and I like the tracking part I don't like it for trail look up.

I bought the funtreks book and like it so maybe their app
I also saw some people using trailsoffroad app.

Looking for input.

My funtreks book is 20 years old. Does the new one have Dome Plateau? Asking for a friend.
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Rank IV

Mar 25, 2024

#4
My funtreks book is 20 years old. Does the new one have Dome Plateau? Asking for a friend.

Yes it has Dome plateau
Darrel

That's a terrible idea, when do we start?

Mar 25, 2024

#5
TrailsOffroad and Funtreks are great tools for trying to plan a trail run, but they aren't very good if you're trying to plan a group run on trails they don't feature and certainly aren't that great out on the trail. OnX is OK (and getting better) at finding trails to run, but it's a great tool to plan a run, share it with a group, and to use when you're out there on the trail.

What I do is use TrailsOffroad, FunTreks, paper maps, and OnX, to find some trails I'm interested in running. Then pull what I can into OnX for the serious route planning. I can then link together different trails, as well as drawn my own route where there's nothing available to import. The snap to route feature of OnX is particularly handy in that regard. Once I have the route that I want on all the trails I'm interested in running along with the waypoints all pulled together into a single folder in OnX it's easy to share to a group of folks via a weblink, or you can export the entire run, and all the waypoints to a GPX file which you can then import into any app that supports importing a GPX file like GaiaGPS, etc.

One of the reasons that I prefer the online maps is something mentioned above. If you've had them for a while, they aren't very up to date. This is especially true when it comes to trail rating and trail conditions. That's not to say that the featured trails in the online tools are perfectly up to date. That's why it's important to look at the comments in TrailsOffroad, for example, and the Trail Reports in OnX. Those could also be a bit out of date, so it's not perfect, but WAY better than paper maps or printed books in that regard.

Finally, it's always important to remember to download your maps for offline use since you may not have an Internet connection while out on the trail. BTW, you can also download maps in Google Maps for those times you're on a road trip and your Internet connection is spotty.
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Darrel, Unicorn

That's a terrible idea, when do we start?

Mar 25, 2024

#6
I've only started to play with it but I'm liking OnX Offroad. Since I just got my Bronco, I plan on using it more this summer.

There's a big push on the part of OnX to get more Featured trails in there. They've been requiruting Trail Guides like crazy lately. Ask me how I know...
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Darrel, Michael_T

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Mar 25, 2024

#7
Yes it has Dome plateau

Thank you! That was very nice of you! I may have to download their app or pay for Onyx. Good to know that he has an app now.
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Lots O Fords

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