Maps and Trail Data

Interactive Web Map (ArcGIS Online)

Launch the map in full screen mode.

Click here to watch a video tutorial showing how to use our online mapping tool – Video Tutorial.
Click here to read our Map Updates article from the July-September, 2014 issue of North Star. This article gives a good overview of the resources available on this page.


Online Map Gallery

Take it with you

Launch this map on your mobile device or tablet. This link will let you choose either the Explorer for ArcGIS App or allow you to view the map on your device’s web browser.

Download Trail Data

GIS (Lines and Points):

Format  Link
NCTA’s Open Data Portal http://gis.nct.opendata.arcgis.com
Open Data Portal – Tutorial Video https://vimeo.com/134120543
Open Data Portal – Tutorial Handout Open Data Portal Tutorial.pdf

Half-Mile Waypoints:

Mapset Download Link Updated
Central Minnesota cmn_halfmile.zip (22 KB) 4/10/2015

Supporting Software

Explorer for ArcGIS Access our maps, search and visualize our data, on your Mac, Windows computer or mobile device.
Download Explorer for ArcGIS Here

Google Earth lets you view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, etc. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
Download Google Earth Here

DNRGPS lets you convert KML data to the GPX file format…in other words, make this data work with your GPS unit.
(Note: just select the highest version number)
Download DNRGPS Here

Avenza PDF Maps – Mobile App PDF Maps is a mobile map application that enables you to download maps for offline use on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Use your device’s built-in GPS to track your location on the map. Plot and record information about locations, import and export placemarks, measure distance and area, and even plot photos.
Download Avenza PDF Maps

Traditional Maps (Paper and Digital)


The NCTA and our affiliates produce a number of hiking maps for the length of the NCT.
To purchase a NCTA map, please visit the online shop section of this website.

For those areas not mapped by the NCTA, you can purchase maps produced by one of our affiliates:

Download more NCTA maps for free!

Green = Geospatial PDF*

Regional

Map Download Link Updated
7 State Overview NCT-7stateOverview.pdf(514 KB) 5/13/2010

New York

 

Map Download Link Updated
Adirondack Park Overview NCT-NY-AdkParkOverview.pdf(286 KB) 5/13/2010
BREIA – Black River Canal to Pixley Falls blkrvrcanaltrailmap.pdf
Link Trail Link Trail

Pennsylvania

Map Download Link Updated
Allegheny National Forest Kiosks Maps – North NCT-PA-ANFKiosksMapsNorth.pdf(1.25 MB) 5/22/2008
Clarion – Allegheny Valley Trail Authority Alternative Route NCT-PA-AVTA-Map.pdf(2.6 MB) 7/29/2009

Ohio

Map Download Link Updated
(0 MB)

Michigan

Lower Peninsula

Grand Traverse Hiking Club – North

Map Download Link Updated
State Land Crossings NCT-MI-State-Map-LP.pdf(9.1 MB) 9/26/2007
Lowell Area Handout NCT-MI-LowellHandout.pdf(1.7MB) 02/05/2015
Newaygo Co. Handout NCT-MI_NewaygoCoHandout.pdf(1.2 MB) 10/21/2010
Manistee National Forest Kiosk-Newaygo Co. NCT-MI-MNFNewaygoCoKiosk.pdf(4.6 MB) 4/29/2010
Manistee National Forest Kiosk-Freesoil TH to Marilla TH NCT-MI-Freesoil2Marilla.pdf(807 KB) 4/29/2010
Manistee National Forest Kiosk-Mesick NCT-MI-MesickKiosk.pdf(766 KB) 4/27/2010
Grand Traverse Hiking Club – South NCT-MI-GTRSouth.pdf(13.2 MB) 6/24/2015
Fife Lake Loop Handout NCT-MI-FifeLakeLoop.pdf(2.5 MB) 10/31/2014
Grand Traverse Hiking Club – North NCT-MI-GTRNorth.pdf(12.3 MB) 6/24/2015
Jordan River Pathway NCT-MI-JordanrRiverHandout.pdf(4.34 MB) 3/26/2008
Harbor Springs Chapter NCT-MI-HRB-Annotated Map.pdf(3.5 MB) 2/18/2010

Upper Peninsula

Map Download Link Updated
State Land Crossings NCT-MI-State-Map-UP.pdf(6.9 MB) 9/26/2007

Wisconsin

Map Download Link Updated
Chequamegon Chapter Brochure NCT-WI-CHEBrochureReduced.pdf(1.6 MB) 3/21/2011
Chequamegon Chapter Map NCT-WI-CHE-Map.pdf(600 KB) 1/29/2014

Minnesota

Map Download Link Updated
Laurentian Lakes Chapter Map NCT-MN-LLC.pdf(3.4 MB) 12/2/2014

North Dakota

Map Download Link Updated
North Dakota Thru-Hiker Special Edition nd_thru_hiker_maps.zip(63.2 MB) 3/12/2013

*Avenza PDF Maps – Mobile App PDF Maps is a mobile map application that enables you to download maps for offline use on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Use your device’s built-in GPS to track your location on the map. Plot and record information about locations, import and export placemarks, measure distance and area, and even plot photos.
Download Avenza PDF Maps

GPS Data Collection for Mapping

Instructional Materials:

File Download Link Updated
Garmin GPS Procedures Garmin_GPS_Procedures_9_11_2014.pdf (736 KB) 9/11/2014
Garmin GPS Procedures (Word Doc) Garmin_GPS_Procedures_9_11_2014.docx (434 KB) 9/11/2014

Attribute Log Sheets (Tracks and Points):

File Download Link Updated
Trail Segments Data Collection Log Sheet Trail_Segments_Data_Collection_Log_Sheet.pdf (108 KB) 4/2/2015
Trail Points Data Collection Log Sheet Trail_Points_Data_Collection_Log_Sheet.pdf (89 KB) 4/2/2015
Field Data Logs (MS Excel version) Field_Data_Logs.xlsx (17.8 KB) 4/2/2015