Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, please do. Send us a message, letting us know what you are requesting to have uploaded. We'll coordinate with you, to get that data on our maps.
You can advertise your lodging listing in one of two ways:
Perform the following:
Enter the following information and click the “Submit” button.
Once the classified listing has been submitted, it will enter a “Pending Approval” state. An email notification will be sent to our Groomed Trail administrators for review. The administrator will then approve or reject the submission at that time. You will receive an email notification indicating the outcome, and you may then return to your dashboard to view or modify the listing.
YES!! Once our community begins to take off, we'll be adding more features and uses to the site. It's important that you share our site with your friends and click on our ad banners. Revenue generated from ads and vacation rental listings will help pay for ongoing and future development.
Unsubscribing from a trail report
You may unsubscribe from any trail report, by browsing to your Dashboard > Subscriptions and Updates > My Subscriptions. From there, you can unsubscribe from individual trail reports.
Unsubscribing from a trail status
You may unsubscribe from any trail status, by browsing to your Dashboard > Subscriptions and Updates > My Subscriptions. From there, you can unsubscribe from individual trail reports.
Yes. Groomed Trail was designed to accept GPS data in the KML (Keyhole Markup Language) format only. We acquire our data from numerous sources, and essentially filter this data through Google My Maps. With Google My Maps, you can import your own personal GPS data in the CSV, XLSX, KML or GPX format. Once uploaded, you can then export it, and upload it to the Groomed Trail website, as follows:
From your dashboard within the Groomed Trail website:
Absolutely. Just submit your request to us via the contact form. After your request is reviewed and approved by an admin, we'll add your POI and its classification to the map for others to see and use. Vacation rentals / and or lodging must be submitted via the Rental Listings menu within your dashboard. Trailside lodging is a paid service, and will only be displayed on the map once approved and the payment has been processed.
Submit a trail report as follows:
Trail reports are grouped by county, to provide an overall report of the general area. To view a trail report on the map:
Groomed Trail was created to be used as a centralized tool, for snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts, to accurately plan trips based upon distance, trail availability, conditions, local points of interest and to also book lodging. Additionally, we have integrated forums, news, events and classified sections into the site, to inspire additional collaboration within the Groomed Trail community.
We have also integrated a function to upload and store your own GPS trail data for trip planning, sharing with other Groomed Trail members, as well as for historical reference.
The site is 100% crowdsourced, meaning that all registered users have the ability to submit a trail report, or report specific conditions of a trail segment. By crowdsourcing this type of information, it will help keep the community alert to any issues that may impact their safety, or may help aid their decisions with trip planning.
Disclaimer: Our trail information is sourced from public and private entities, such as the Department of Natural Resources, individuals and also private clubs. The site is to be used as a guide, and not for navigational purposes. We make no claims to the accuracy of this data
View trails for a specific state by performing the following actions:
Update a trail status as follows: