Wikihikes.com is a web application created to make finding hikes near you fast and easy. It is designed to be a true Wiki in that the majority of its trail data will come from uploads from users like you. Users can rate hikes based on difficulty and scenery and add comments and helpful hike descriptions.
WikiHikes.com was designed from a 'mobile-first' perspective. It is built to function as easily and intuitively on a smart phone as on a desktop or laptop.
How is WikiHikes.com different from other searchable hiking websites?
WikiHikes.com is more an application than a web site. With WikiHikes.com you can actively manage all of your favorite hikes and points of interest in your own file directory tree. You can actually draw hiking paths in a map interface and get real-time feedback on it's length, elevation gain and topographic profile as you're drawing. In fact, this is what originally inspired the creation of WikiHikes.com to begin with...
Hiking in the Arizona Sonoran desert is an amazing experience. Without the constant canopy of trees overhead, you've always got a panoramic view of your surroundings and there are seemingly endless buttes, mesas, mountains and canyons to explore.
WikiHikes.com was, in part, built to enable users to draw out and plan hikes and excursions before embarking, and this is especially useful in desert environments where you can see right down to bare ground in aerial imagery. Being able to draw out your hiking path and know its length and vertical gain ahead of time makes it less likely you'll bite off more than you can chew.
You can even add points of interest to your path for spots that look like they may be worth a stop from the aerial imagery.
When you're done drawing, you can save your drawn tracks and points of interest and even export them as a GPX file for your GPS.
Best of all...this is a fully web-based application, which means that your data are available to you whenever and whereever you are!
But WikiHikes.com can do much more. If you're still curious, read on!