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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 307-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

Pilot Knob, Powell County, ...

Daniel Boone and party first viewed "The Beautiful Level of Kentucky," June 7, 1769, from bench a...

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

2009 Sheltowee Trace South ...
Laminated ST South map

Laminated ST South map

After many requests from hikers and map enthusiasts, our map that shows the ST 2009 southern alignment (Pickett St...

Topography and Hemlock Habitat
Elevation range in feet within an area 164-foot square

Elevation range in feet within an area 164-foot square

Sheltered coves and north-facing cliffs are hemlock habitats in Eastern Kentucky. ...

Our Clients' Maps

Town Branch Trail and Densi...
Which property has the healthiest canopy?

Which property has the healthiest canopy?

Town Branch Trail is a developing shared-use trail connecting downtown Lexington with the city’s outer co...

Mapping Kentucky’s Wildland...

KentuckyWildfires_2012-2014Kentucky has damaging wildland fires, while also using prescribed burns to manage habitat. An unfortunate statistic tells us that most wildland fir...