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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 319-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.


Recent Photographs & Maps

Pounder Branch and Van Hook...

Scenic waterfalls north of Laurel Lake in July, 2015

Carter Caves State Resort P...

One side of a printed trail map for Carter Caves. This 1:16,500 scale map shows official trails f...

Webcam Animations

Archive of animations for the Great Smoky Mountains
Archive of webcams of the Great Smokies
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Our Favorite Hikes

Furnace Arch, Sheltowee Trace

STHiker Hiker Hiker Cave Run Lake Trail Guide
Distance: 6 Miles round-trip from trailhead
Difficulty: ++
Scenic Views: +++
Elevation Relief: 500ft ^
Ownership: Daniel Boone NF, USFS

Sheltowee Trace North Trail Map

Imagine the scene around Clear Creek Iron Furnace in the 1830’s, the trailhead for this hike...

Our Blog

Weather station almost full!

Happy New Year to you! We invite you to our four year anniversary of documenting weather animations in the Great Smokies. When we move in...

Sheltowee Trace South, 2015
Six 19" x 27" pages

Six 19″ x 27″ pages

We’ve finished our Sheltowee Trace South, 2015 map. This rich color topographic trail map includes almost the entire ...

Our Clients' Maps

Lexington’s Urban Canopy
An exploration of canopy cover measures

An exploration of canopy cover measures

How much tree canopy covers the urban service area of Lexington, Kentucky? Inspired by the Davey Resource ...

Pine Mountain Canopy Tour
Canopy zipline tour mapping assignment

Canopy zipline tour mapping assignment

What wild weekend and mapping task! Boyd led an undergraduate GIS class at the University of Kentucky and e...