Welcome to LongTrailsMap.net: Interactive 3D maps of long distance nature trails from around the world!

The purposes of the site are:

* To help members of the community find their next destination.

* To increase awareness of the long trails, especially the newer and lesser known long trails.

* To motivate the responsible development of new long trails, especially efforts to connect existing trails.


I always liked the idea of a several month walk. I’ve spent a week on the Appalachian Trail as a child, and I think spending some time on a long trail would likely be good for most people with the ability. I didn’t see it on this map, but The Trans Canada Trail is the current one that is top of mind.

More Readings From One Man’s Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980

“Learn to use an axe, and respect it and you can’t help but love it. But abuse one and it will wear your hands raw and open your foot like an overcooked sausage.”

John Branson, ed. “More Readings From One Man’s Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980.” Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2005.

Proenneke is a bit of a modern day Thoreau, except he lived in the wilderness for almost thirty years. The film Alone in the Wilderness on his life occasionally gets shown on PBS. It’s worth checking out.