The ADT Guide

An American Discovery Trail Hiker's Companion

A free, crowd-sourced and updated companion for American Discovery Trail Hikers.

Eastbound American Discovery Trail Maps and Directions!

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The ADTGuide by the Numbers

85.5%

Segments Complete

6,240

GAIA GPS Waypoints

1,747

Pages of Maps

281

Pages of Directions

American Discovery Trail Guide

American Discovery Trail Maps and Directions

ADTS Turn-By-Turn corrections and updates

Latest Updates/Additions



22 Sept 2020 - Iowa EB Seg 1Alt - Silver City to Elliott - This shows a more direct route between Silver City to Elliott as followed by Boston & Cubby in 2012. 13 page guide including maps, turn-by turn directions, services and hiker notes. 14 GAIA GPS waypoints and services added. 13 Sept 2020 - California EB Seg 7 - Foresthill to French Meadows Reservoir - Updated directions to version 2. Forest Fire closure notice of Tahoe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management areas. Added Trail at a Glance including Climb Categories and services. 41 GAIA GPS Waypoints added.13 Sept 2020 - Caliifornia EB Seg 8 - Forest Fire closure notice of Tahoe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management areas.13 Sept 2020 - Caliifornia EB Seg 9 - Forest Fire closure notice of Tahoe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management areas.
12 Sept 2020 - California EB Seg 1 - Limantour Beach to Golden Gate Bridge - Trail closure warning added to include Waypoints CA1-1 through CA1-19 due to Woodward Fire.12 Sept 2020 - California WB Seg 9 - Golden Gate Bridge to LimanTour Beach - Trail closure warning added to include all areas after Waypoint T-90217 to Limantour Beach (ADT Western Terminus).
8 Sept 2020 - Nebraska EB Seg 8 - Lincoln to Omaha - New Segment Package - Full 65 page guide including turn-by-turn directions, services and hiker notes. 'Trail at a Glance' graphic and maps.
7 Sept 2020 - Nebraska EB Seg 8 - Added 256 Waypoints to GAIA GPS. Maps and directions to follow.
29 Aug 2020 - California EB Seg 2 - Waypoints relabled, added Climb Category description, and general format updates to Directions.
21 Aug 2020 - Nebraska EB Seg 7 - New Segment package - Full 37 page guide including turn-by turns, services and hiker notes. 'Trail at a Glance' graphic and maps. 44 GAIA GPS waypoints and services added.
19 Aug 2020 - Nebraska WB Seg 2 - Updated Waypoints in Valparaiso to route trail off road and onto trail section.
18 Aug 2020 - Nebraska EB Seg 6 - New Segment package - Full 31 page guide including turn-by turns, services and hiker notes. 'Trail at a Glance' graphic and maps. 45 GAIA GPS waypoints and services added.
16 Aug 2020 - Nebraska EB Seg 5 - New Segment package - Full 24 page guide including turn-by turns, services and hiker notes. 'Trail at a Glance' graphic and maps. 23 GAIA GPS waypoints added.
13 Aug 2020 - Nebraska EB Seg 4 - New Segment package - Full 25 page guide including turn-by turns, services and hiker notes. 'Trail at a Glance' graphic and maps. 18 GAIA GPS waypoints added.
10 Aug 2020 - Colorado South EB Seg 5 - Updated to remove detour for bridge construction as road has now be reopened. Updated Route Directions with waypoint names and interim distances.Colorado South WB Seg 1 - Updated to remove detour for bridge construction as road has now be reopened.
9 Aug 2020 - Colorado North EB Seg 1 - Renamed and renumbered segment. Added coordinates and elevation for all waypoints and full route 1-page map.
8 Aug 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - Added 110 pages of maps to the Segment package released 27 July. All ADT routes in Colorado now complete - northern, southern and western.
30 July 2020 - Iowa EB Seg 6 - Reroute added to Maps and Turn by Turn Directions around a section of the Hoover Nature Trail that is not being maintained and overgrown between Morse and Oasis. Added coordinates and elevations for all turns.
27 July 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - New Segment package - Full 22 guide pages including turn-by-turns, services and hiker notes. 'Trail at a Glance' graphics. Maps available soon.
27 July 2020 - Iowa WB Seg 1 - Added reroute around overgrown and unmaintained section of the Hoover Nature Trail between Oasis and Morse.
26 July 2020 - Ohio EB Seg 1 - Total revamp of directions including nav coordinates and elevation. Added services information, elevation map and introduced climb category information. Added 63 GAIA GPS waypoints for the segment.
25 July 2020 - Indiana South - Seg 9: Updated maps, directions to Version 2. Added additional GAIA GPS waypoints.
21 July 2020 - Colorado WB C - Seg 4: East Mountain: Denver to Winfield - Correction to one waypoint at addition of another in Bergen Park.
20 July 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - Added another 20 GAIA GPS waypoints for directions, water sources from Idaho Springs to Bergen Park.
19 July 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - Added 61 GAIA GPS waypoints for directions, water sources, camping Waldorf Mine to Idaho Springs.
15 July 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - Added 53 GAIA GPS waypoints for directions, water sources, camping from Breckenridge to Waldorf Mine.
14 July 2020 - Nebraska EB Seg 1 - Directions and direction format updates.
11 July 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - Added 31 GAIA GPS waypoints for directions, water sources, camping from Copper Mountain to Breckenridge.
9 July 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - Added 60 GAIA GPS waypoints for directions, water sources, camping and hut area from Tennessee Pass to Copper Mountain.
4 July 2020 - Colorado EB Seg 4 - Added 56 GAIA GPS - waypoints for directions, water sources, and camping areas from Leadville to Tennessee Pass, including portions of Continental Divide Trail & Colorado Trail.