Links to general sites related to trails and trail activities.
Note: Links to local and regional sites would be included on the specific Trail Pages.
- International Mountain Bicycling Association
- American Hiking Society
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- American Canoe Association
- American Whitewater
- Backcountry Trail Patrol
- United States Snowshoe Association
Trail Activity Sites & Informational Pages
- RideMonkey.com Bike/Mountain Bike site.
- Backpacker.com Forums Very active forum for Hiking/Backpacking.
- American Whitewater Saftey Page
- xcskiworld.com Cross-country ski site.
- Cross Country Skier Magazine
- Dave's Nordic Backcountry Skiing PageGreat independent site on backcountry nordic equipment.
- xcskiforum.com A new forum for xc skiers. I really like the site design so check it out.
- Telemark Talk Forum Forum for backcountry skiing.
- Adelsman's SkinnySki.com This is mainly a regional (upper midwest) cross country ski site, but it has info of interest to all xc skiers.
- Wikipedia Pages
- Google Earth Free downloadable software that accesses Google Earth database of satellite imagery and maps. Google Earth is an amazingly simple to use, highly functional mapping tool at an unbelievable price (free). Allows viewing of GPS wayponts and tracks on Google Earth images.
- Google Maps Free online mapping tool provides satellite imagery and standard maps.
- Windows Local Live Free online tool from Microsoft provides aerial imagery and standard maps.
- TerraServer-USA Free online mapping tool includes aerial photos and topo maps. Unlike maps and aerial photos from most other sources, the images from TerraServer-USA are from the USGS and are all in the Public Domain. Which means you can use them and redistribute them without infringing on any copyrights.
- USGS Topographic Map Symbols Page Key to symbols used on USGS topo maps.
- Yahoo Maps
- GPS Visualizer Free online utility for creating maps from GPS data.
- EasyGPS Free software for transferring waypoints, tracks, and routes between GPS and computer.
- GPSBabel Free open source program for converting GPS data to different file formats.
- Forestpal.com Good general mapping and GPS site.
- gpsinformation.net forums A very active forum on everything GPS.
- gpsinformatin.net GPS informational site.
Commercial Map and GPS Tools
- Delorme Numerous map and GPS products.
- National Geographic Topo Software
- Garmin Topo Map products for Garmin devices.
Mountain Bike Maintenance and Repair
- UtahMountainBiking.com Bike Repair Pages Excellent site for maintaining and upgrading your mountain bike.
- Park Tools Repair Help Another excellent site for bike maintenance.
- Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Technical Info Very good site for bike, bike component specs, and repair info .