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Our 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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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

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...

Kentucky Satellite (of love)

Current weather maps and data for the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Our two weather stations provide backcountry forecasts, webcams, and current conditions.
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Our Favorite Hikes

Power Loop Hike

Hiker Red River Gorge Backpacking Map
Distance: 9.3 Miles loop
Difficulty: +++
Scenic Views: ++
Elevation Relief: 500ft ^^^^
Ownership: Daniel Boone National Forest, USFS

Red River Gorge Backpacking Map: $14

The Power Loop Hike…need more explanation? This favorite 9.25 mile loop has 4 ‘ups’ o...

Our Blog

Snow, Clouds, and Contrails

sat_images_WinterSnow_and_Contrails_300On the day after Thanksgiving, the eye in the sky from MODIS shows heavy snowfall in southeast Ohio and in the highest Kentucky and West ...

Kentucky transitions into fall
MODIS images of changing seasons in Kentucky, 2013

MODIS images of changing seasons in Kentucky, 2013

 

These satellite images are from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (M...

Our Clients' Maps

Scenic Landscape Index
Fayette County, Kentucky

Fayette County, Kentucky

Summary
This index favors more natural settings such as rural areas, forests, stream valleys, larger public parks, and are...

Bicycle vs. Car Crash Analysis
Lexington, Kentucky. October 15, 2008 – October 14, 2013.

Lab_3_previewAn analysis of bicycle accidents reported by Kentucky law enforcement agencies over 5 yea...