New iPhone app showcases Seattle’s hiking trails

Want to go for a hike in the Seattle area, but not sure where to go? There’s now an app for that.

Seattle Parks boasts nearly a hundred miles of hiking trails. But, with that many options, it can be hard finding the right one for you. “We have destination parks with tons of trails, but we also have lots of neighborhood parks with trails,” said Seattle Parks and Recreation.

With the new Seattle Trails app coders and civic leaders came together. The volunteers came up with an app that tells you what types of trails are in which park. “You can look at the app and say, ‘hey, that’s not a great place for me to bring grandma because of the stairs.'”

The app also allows hikers to report where trail maintenance is needed using exact GPS coordinates.

 

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