Allegheny National Forest ATV Trails (Timberline, etc) NEED GPX - Help!

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  1. Zatoichi101

    Zatoichi101 Adventurer Supporter

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    I need some help finding GPX files for the main trails in the Allegheny National Forest, specifically the Timberline Trail loops A, B, etc.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd553354.pdf

    We went down there last week and there were no GPX files I could find, and nothing pops up in the Garmin. So, we were left with the paper map in the above link, which is the same one the Park Service will give you when you purchase the permit to ride the trails. But that map proved completely worthless back in the trails as almost NOTHING is marked. So there is no real way to figure out where you are on the map.

    And so, I am trying to find some GPX files of all of the trails on this map.

    If anyone has any information on where I could find those, I would sure appreciate it.
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  2. sperduton

    sperduton Been here awhile

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    Did you ever get them. I never saw the post. I have gpx tracks.

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  3. Zatoichi101

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    Sperduton!! NO -- I haven't been able to find them anywhere! Thanks for getting back to me -- I will pm you.
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  4. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    for future reference... if you have a trail map ( pdf or jpg) you can georeference the image, so that it will display on top of your regular maps. then you can go play, and see where you are on the trail map in real time.

    Screenshot_2018-11-16-06-10-45.png

    here's what it looks like once you georeference the park map, i turned the opacity down some so you can see the base layer map below it...

    Screenshot_2018-11-16-06-12-29.png


    then you can run whichever loop you want and know where you are, no trail markers needed.

    georeferencing can be done via Google earth, garmin basecamp, Avenza, maprika, and several other phone apps, i use one called locus.

    it's pretty handy if the only park map is at the trail head on a bulletin board... just snap a picture of it with a phone/tablet, georeference it in the app, go ride.
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  5. Zatoichi101

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    ohgood -- Thank you for this information. Never knew anything about this possibility. I will try that as well!
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