Maps of Hiking Locations – Updated August 4, 2023

In this page are Google Earth and Caltopo maps of all hikes to date. On Google Earth, placemarks include links to the respective BLOG posts. Although the GoogleMap below displays hikes in the Southwest, if you zoom out or scroll you will find hikes in Oaxaca MX, Utah and Idaho, and Virginia and North Carolina.

NOTE: Because these maps use online resources you will need to have internet access.

Google Earth Map

Here’s a map on Google Earth of all our hikes, centered on New Mexico. 
    >> Zoom Out or Move the map for others beyond, even to Oaxaca.   
    >> Zoom In for greater detail.
    >> Click on a PlaceMark to see the list of hikes at that location. 
    >> Click on a Hike to see it’s post.

Scroll or zoom the map to see hikes beyond the Southwest.

You can also download a .kml or .gpx file of our hiking locations.

CalTopo Map

The CalTopo map system has much more flexibility for reviewing maps and tracks. It also depicts many hiking trails that don’t show up on other maps.

Click here to see All Hikes on CalTopo in your browser.  
>> Zoom Out or Move the map for others beyond, even to Oaxaca.   
>> Zoom In for greater detail.
       >>> When you zoom in, this will include red dotted lines depicting trails
               as well as two-tracks in National Forests.
               This is a Great Feature for planning.
>> Because CalTopo doesn’t support a pop-up caption for PlaceMarks, the names of hikes at those locations will not be displayed. Rather the HTML with that information will be displayed.

CalTopo and GoogleEarth

I’ve discovered another means to take advantage of CalTopo’s high resolution maps.

  • Go to North American Maps in Google Earth and download the Google Earth overlay.
    • You will be required to log in to the site – I used my Google account.
  • Load the downloaded .kml file into Google Earth.
    • If necessary, insure that the CalTopo overlay is made visible in Google Earth.
    • Since this is used within Google Earth, an Internet connection is necessary.
  • Now load any .kml (or .kmz) file into Google Earth as you would ordinarily do.

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