Find a trail on National Trails Day with new "InDNR: Trail Finder" appby DNR on June 2, 2016
Finding a trail to explore for National Trails Day on June 4 will be easier this year thanks to a new web application from the DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation.
The web app, called “InDNR Trail Finder,” allows users to explore Indiana’s more than 3,600 miles of public trails, including federal, state, local and non-profit trails. The app is compatible with a variety of interfaces and uses data from the existing Indiana Trails Inventory.
The trail finder features information on trails for hiking, biking, mountain biking, horseback riding and motorized recreation.
The app is at dnr.IN.gov/outdoor/4240.htm.
App users will find an interactive map displaying Indiana’s trails. The map can be panned and zoomed. Users can search for trails by trail name, property name or location. The map can also be sorted by trail activity or surface type. Once users click on a trail, a pop-up box will provide information on mileage, surface type and the managing agency.
Devices with an enabled GPS feature can be used to find trails near the user’s current location. This feature can be helpful when trying to navigate, especially at properties with multiple trails.
In addition to launching InDNR Trail Finder, the DNR is celebrating National Trails Day with special events. Clean-ups and hikes are scheduled at Brookville Lake, Harmonie State Park and Fort Harrison State Park with the help of partner organizations and volunteers. Also, the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) will have trail building days on June 4 and 5 in Yellowwood State Forest.
National Trails Day events also will take place on local and non-profit trails around Indiana. A complete listing of Indiana’s National Trails Day events is at: nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org/ntd-events/.