Route Planning with Gaia GPS

route planning web

Gaia GPS is a complex app, which has both a mobile and a web version. In this article we will cover just a small but very useful functionality of it's web app - route planning.


Route planning is available on the web app.

Main Features

The main features of route planning in Gaia GPS:

  • Can connect two points using existing OSM trails

  • Add a point to the route even if it is not on an OSM trail (for example when trying to get to a peak)

  • Shows the elevation profile of the planned route, with the total ascent, descent, highest and lowest points, for example:

    elevation profile

  • Can export saved route to GPX, KML and GeoJSON formats

Creating a Route using Gaia GPS web app

Check the basics of creating a route with Gaia GPS in the following video:

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