This site is provided to you by Texas Trails
Network and a multitude of TrailMasters. A TrailMaster is
an individual, either a full or an associate member of Texas
Trails Network, that takes responsiblity for entering information
on trails they manage or use frequently. If you are not already
registered, you need to do so now to get started.
If trail use, building, maintenance or promotion
is important to your organization or you individually, you
should become a member.
If you have an interest in trails you frequent
and wish to give others the benefit of your input, you can
do this as an associate.
Once you are registered, Click "Add
Trail" to get started. Remember, you must be logged
in to add or edit your trails. The following sections will
give more information on features and facilities available
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Trail Ratings & User Comments
You can now give feedback on
trails in the TTN database. Just find trails you know with
Finder and give it from 1 to 5 stars. Share your experience
with other users! Click here for
information on ratings.
You can also share comments
on trails with others. Click the 'Comment' button at the
bottom of each trail detail report. Comments are monitored
and must be approved by TTN before they are displayed to
- Link Your Trails to FaceBook or Other Social Sites
Link your trail to its page on
FaceBook or similar sites using the new Social Site link.
You can provide up to four links for each trail. Check out
the sites that can be linked:
If you have a Social page covering
multiple trails, link each trail to that page.
These eight sites were selected
because of their popularity. If you think others would also
be useful, let us know!
Google Maps v3
We have reworked our interface
with Google Maps to use the much improved Version 3 API.
Benifits of our implemenation of v3 include:
If you are a trailmaster, check
the display of your trail information on the map. You may
wish to edit your description to enhance your marker display.
- Add Maps and Photos to Trail Info
Texas TrailMasters can now add maps, photos
or other graphics to their trail info. Just log on and use
the Trail Finder to locate your trail. In the right-hand column
of the trail display, click the 'Images' link at the top and
you will be able to upload graphic files (.jpg or .gif) up
to 1 Mb in size. Don't be the last trail in the State without
photos and maps... update yours now!
Send a message to Webmaster if your trails
should be featured here!
Your Trail On The Map?
Maps interface for the trailhead!
We are very pleased to be offering maps and
driving directions to trailheads listed in our database utilizing
Google Maps API.
If a valid street address is available for
the trailhead(s) or the GIS / GPS coordinates have been entered,
the trailhead(s) will be mapped with optional satellite backgrounds
and zoom-in-out facilities. Use the Trail Finder (left-upper)
to search for trails with 'Trailhead Mapable' box checked
and see the 500+ currently available. Click
here to do it.
If your trail is not on the map, then no coordinates
have been entered. Just give a nearby street address to display
on the map. You can display the aerial, grab the marker and
move it visually to the parking lot of the trailhead. The
coordinates can be displayed at any time by clicking the marker.
If you are the TrailMaster, there will be an 'Update' button
displayed with the coordinates. Click this to copy the coordinates
into the trail data.
All registrations are previewed by TTN staff
prior to publication. Once geo-oriented and published, full
descriptions, trailhead maps and driving directions are available.
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your next Trail Outing here!
We have completed a major
effort to clean up and verify the information in our
extensive database of trails in Texas. With over 880
trails in the database, keeping this up-to-date is
an ongoing task and new trails are being created all
If so many trails overwhelm
you, NO PROBLEM! Just click 'Find Trail' in the navigation
bar to locate your next destination or discover neighborhood
Example Trail Searches...
here for a long bike ride in Texas. You'll see
24 locations across the state where you can do at
least 10 miles of road bicycling.
Looking for a birding
trail for walkers that also accommodates power assisted
vehicles and has picnic facilities in northeast Texas?
the whole family happy by clicking here.
Whether you like walking,
jogging, hiking, nature study, birding, cycling, in-line
skating, equestrian activities, canoeing or off-road
vehicles, you will find trails that welcome you and
provide the facilities that you need. Just click either
the 'Find Trail' link in the navigation bar to the
Keep Your Trail
Information Up-To Date
It is even easier to
keep your trail information up-to-date. Just log
on to the TTN Portal and find your trail using the
Trail Finder. If you are the TrailMaster or Alternate
contact for the trail, an 'Edit' button will appear
at the bottom of the trail information display.
For more information
on managing your trail listings, click
here to see our new Frequently Asked Questions
We depend heavily upon input
from trail providers, such as Texas Parks
and Wildlife Department, City and County Parks
departments and trail enthusiasts for our
information. If you are one of the above,
please go to the TTN portal, using the 'Join
TTN' link in the upper-left of this page,
and register for membership and become a TrailMaster.
If you are already a member, you should check
the information on your trails and on yourself
to be sure the right word gets out on one
of our most valuable resources, access to
Texas open spaces.
Tracking Trail Life Stages
We are now tracking the
stages of trail life from 'prospect' to 'retired'.
In the past, we have only listed trails that are available
for use at this time. As part of our effort to encourage
the Great Texas Trail, we need to know not only what
exists, but what will be coming in the future. If
you are involved with trails in development, please
enter as much information as is currently available
and set the stage according to its current stage.
As the trail stage changes, be sure and update your
records to keep your listing current. Stages are:
Unless specificly requesting
trails at another stage, normal trail searches will
only return trails that are 'Available'.