Great trails is a website dedicated to the description of Mountain Bike Trails in 3D. The objective is to allow the user to navigate the trail virtually before visiting.
The trails are mapped in Google Earth from GPS tracks. Multiple placemarks provide additional information about the trails including descriptions of trail features, riding tips and photos.
Using the Google Earth plugin it's possible to view the trails in 3D through an ordinary web browser, "fly" to specific sections of the trail and view the placemarks or to play a tour of the trail navigating each placemark in order.
Information is also provided on the trail centre itself and overview maps of the trails are available.
The combination of the 3D approach and the detailed information provided in the placemarks allows the trail to be experienced in a comprehensive and user friendly manner.
The trails are ridden regularly and the data presented is updated on an on-going basis to reflect changes. It is hoped that this results in a consistent and high quality source of information.
We have currently mapped the Whinlatter Forest Trails and present them, along with some of the major features of the trail centre, interactively and in 3D on this site.
Click here to view the trails