Readers gearing up for summer adventures may want to return to the highly regarded AllTrails app (featured in the 11-20-2020 Scout Report), the perfect companion to "find your next trail."
"Remote" takes on many meanings with AllTrails, an app that helps users prepare at home for future explorations or find a safe and socially-distanced "remote" hiking spot. On a mission "to kindle the spirit of adventure," this platform helps nature lovers find and share their favorite outdoor spots. AllTrails connects users to more than 200,000 trail guides, personalized based on parameters they set. For example, readers can search by location or trail name, enter basic information about the difficulty, length, and type of hike they are looking for, or narrow by accessibility options (e.g., wheelchair friendly paths). The app takes over the work from there (so users can save their energy for the actual exploration). Each tailored result includes a basic trail description and reviews, helping readers find the perfect trail for their next adventure. Though the "Pro" version of the app requires a low monthly fee, users can create a basic account for free. A web-based version of the platform is found at the link above, or users can download the mobile app (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play).