Trans American Trail


Above are the 5 Trans America Trails we have so far.


Trans America Trails

A Trans America Trail is a trail that spans the USA - usually east and west across 
the country. Some of these are intended to be traveled in cars or motorcycles. 
Some are intended to be traveled on pedal bikes.  And some are intended to be
traveled by foot.  The ones shown above are described here:

TAT1 - This is one of the easier trails.  It can be done relatively easy in a car.
We strongly suggest you start with TAT1 or TAT4 if you have not done these before. This
one can also be done on a bicycle.
TAT1 is 4,012.7 miles long and 3,325.2 miles as the crow flies between the starting point
and the endpoint.

Click Here to Obtain TAT1 GPX Data


TAT2 - This is a very difficult trail.  It can be done with a combo road/dirt bike
or with a 4WD vehicle. Many sections of this trail should not be done alone and you
should take plenty of water and other provisions for emergency situations, especially
out west. Plan cautiously if you plan to take this trip.
TAT2 is 5,180.7 miles long and 3,435.3 miles as the crow flies between the starting point
and the endpoint.

Click Here to Obtain TAT2 GPX Data


TAT3 - This is a very difficult trail that is idential to TAT2 in the center of the country.
It can be done with a combo road/dirt bike or with a 4WD vehicle. Many sections of this
trail should not be done alone and you should take plenty of water and other provisions for
emergency situations, especially out west. Plan cautiously if you plan to take this trip.
TAT3 is 4,921 miles long and 3,108.5 miles as the crow flies between the starting point and
the endpoint.

Click Here to Obtain TAT3 GPX Data


TAT4 - This is a relatively easy trails that was originally intended to be done on a scooter.
It can be done in a car or a motorcyle. It follows a northern route across the country that
can have very challenging weather. It goes through Chicago, so that can also be challenging.
This one can also be done on a bicycle.
TAT4 is 3,780 miles long and 3,347.2 miles as the crow flies between the starting point and
the endpoint.

Click Here to Obtain TAT4 GPX Data


TAT5 - This is a very difficult trail that is idential to TAT2 and TAT 3 in the center of the
country. It can be done with a combo road/dirt bike or with a 4WD vehicle. Many sections of
this trail should not be done alone and you should take plenty of water and other provisions for
emergency situations, especially out west. Plan cautiously if you plan to take this trip.
TAT5 is 5,982.4 miles long and 3,573 miles as the crow flies between the starting point and
the endpoint. This is the longest of the Trans American Trails listed here.

Click Here to Obtain TAT5 GPX Data





Only the main track of each trail is shown. Most of these have "bypasses", some
of which are harder than the main trail and some of which are easier than the
main trail. If you ask for the GPX file, we will supply all of the bypasses also
in separate GPX files. Plan your trip carefully.

If you want maps of these trails you can create them yourself in QGIS, or you can
pay for them on numerous sites that offer them at a cost. It may be worth it to you
to obtain these maps.



We can provide trail data in GPX, Text, Shapefile, and other formats. Right
now it is necessary for you to ask for this data by emailing me at:
temp3@mflan.com
Later there will be a way for you to download it directly.

If you have trail data to submit, please send it our way. We would like any trail data
in any format that you have. GPX and KML are best, but we take any format:

Contact me at temp3@mflan.com
 

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