Want to follow you own path off the beaten track? Create your own plan with the HiiKER route planner.
Head to the map page and tap the “+” icon to open the action menu.
From the action menu, you can plan a route in 3 different ways, Select “Plan a hike” to start a new hike, Select “Edit a planned hike” to edit one of your previously planned hikes or select “Import a GPX file” to import a GPX file that you have stored on your device and start a plan from it.
For this example, we will start from scratch with the “Plan a hike” option.
To begin planning your route, follow the instruction in the green box and long tap on the area of the map that you want as your starting point.
Continue to long-tap along the route you wish to follow on the map.
While creating your route, HiiKER is working in the background calculating the stats for your hike including the estimate journey time, hike distance and elevation profile, all which can be seen in the data sheet at the bottom of the page.
Tap the green “elevation Profile” bar to reveal the elevation profile graph. Dragging along this elevation graph will show you detailed information about specific points along the trail including terrain you may encounter, represented by the different colours on the polyline.
To insert an intermediate point, tap on the map line where you would like to intersect.
To delete a point, simply tap the marker you want to get rid of and hit the “delete” pop up.
If you want to undo or redo any action, you can do so with the undo and redo arrow buttons at any point.
Our auto-snap tool will find the most suitable hiking route from your selected points. To disable this and use a straight line system, tap the magnet button to toggle auto-snap on and off.
To save a hike, tap the “Save” button in the top right. Now you can give your hike a bit of detail and set a planned date for the hike. We’ll send you a reminder email for your hike the day before to make sure you’ve got everything ready!
A full overview of your hike hike will now be available through your profile in your “Planned trails” list.
Every planned trail you create will have an overview page with details of the hike.
It is also where you can go to view the hike, edit the hike, share it with other, or download the GPX file to use elsewhere.