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Trail Buddy MapFairfax County offers over 900 miles of trails, bikeways and sidewalks for non-motorized transportation that have been mapped using a Geographic Information Systems database. Fairfax Trail Buddy is a web-based mapping tool that allows you to discover the extensive network of Fairfax County Park trails. Fairfax Trail Buddy also provides access to the Bike Fairfax Interactive Bike Map, which highlights the most desirable on-road and off-road bike routes for recreational and commuter bicyclists. The web map is accessible from all types of devices and operating systems.

The creation of this comprehensive mapping tool was the result of collaboration of Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Department of Information Technology Geographic Information Systems and Mapping Branch with data provided by Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, City of Fairfax, Town of Herndon, Town of Vienna, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia State Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, , Reston Association and George Mason University. This application will evolve and improve over time with feedback from users.

On Trail Use with a Smartphone: Taking the Fairfax Trail Buddy with you on your hike is easy and requires downloading a free mobile application to convert the map functionality to view on a variety of mobile devices. For IPhones and IPad devices, go to the itunes App Store and search for the ArcGIS application and install it to your device. For Android devices go to Google Play Store and search for the ArcGIS application and install it on your device.

View iTunes Preview:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arcgis/id379687930?mt=8
Android Preview:   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.esri.android.client

After you have installed the application, open ArcGIS and use the search tool to find the "Fairfax Trail Buddy." Select the map to immediately view or add to your favorites for future reference. Activate the GPS functionality of your device to dynamically reference your location on the map.

Help Us Improve Trail Buddy

We're excited to launch this new mapping tool. Please let us know your experience using Trail Buddy, as well as features you'd like to see added or improved.

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FULL SCREEN: Click here to open Trail Buddy in full-screen mode.
ZOOM: Click the Plus Icon to zoom in, Minus Icon to zoom out. Or double-click anywhere in the view screen. Also, if you have a scroll-wheel mouse your can zoom by scrolling in or out.
PAN: To pan the map, left-click and hold, then drag the map.
SEARCH: Enter a zip code for general searches. For pin-point location searches, enter full street address, city, state, and zip code.
INFO: Click within a park boundary for details on the specific park. Click directly on a trail boundary for specifics on trail type and width.
trail buddy legend
LEGEND: trail buddy legend
Legend details change with map. The legend can be toggled on or off.
BASEMAP: Change the background of the map to include street names, aerial imagery, or topographic details
LAYERS: Add bike routing data by checking "Bike Fairfax"
MEASURE: This tool allows you to calculate distance of a previous hike or future one
SHARE: Share maps with friends via Facebook, e-mail, or Twitter

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