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« on: September 27, 2017, 11:27:15 AM »

So I have the tendency to get turned around on the trails when I try to venture off my usual trails at Palos. I was wondering if their is an app or GPS that will give you turn by turn directions in case you get lost.  I do carry a map and figured it out when lost before when exploring new trails but there has to be something out there where you can set at the start of your ride, and if you need it get you back to your starting position when lost.  Can anyone recommend an app or GPS they like or use?

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 09:38:03 AM »

Strava? It has all the trails on the map so you can see where the turns are and how to get back.   You can also make routes ahead of time and use it for turn by turn directions.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 01:56:53 PM »

MTB project is pretty good, tough trees and valleys will pose problems with anything. MTP Project lists several of the trails too.

https://www.mtbproject.com/mobile-app
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 09:32:42 AM »

Not to discourage technology, I use a Garmin watch to track my time and distance, (for no reason other than curiosity) but there are a lot of maps on the trails at Palos now days and if you do get turned around, its never takes you too far out of your way before you find another map.  And getting lost is a great reason to stretch out your ride a little when you can say, I would have been home sooner, but I got turned around, sorry. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 12:32:48 PM »

I haven't used it in a while, but Waze is my favourite GPS app. User created maps and trails so the more people that use it in Chicago the better the maps are.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 10:00:51 AM »

I bought a Garmin Fenix 5x. It is interesting, but it's default maps don't have local trails in it.

I bought it because I was tied of taking my phone out of my backpack to check Strava.

You can download courses on trails if anyone has recorded a ride though. That is pretty easy through the Garmin connect app.

You can also upload a map file in gpx format, but I haven't tried that yet. This link seems to have compatible map files, but I can't say how they are since I haven't used them yet.
https://www.trailforks.com/tools/garminmaps/

https://www.singletracks.com/mountain-bike/trail-map.php?id=3429&view=topo
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