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New app lets you find & improve Seattle trails

The app not only shows you where the trails are but also lets you know about any obstacles or issues you might face

There’s only so many times you can walk around Green Lake before you start wanting some new surroundings. But if you’re looking for new hikes, you don’t even have to leave Seattle. Just download the new Seattle Trails app from Seattle Parks and Recreation and you’ll know exactly where to go. Not only that, you’ll be able to help improve the experience for others.

Seattle Trails shows you where all the official trails in Seattle are. This app has been built as an open-source project by volunteers to improve the experience of getting outdoors in Seattle. It is a collaboration between Seattle Parks & Recreation Department, Seattle Trails Alliance and volunteer software developers.

The app not only shows you where the trails are but also lets you know about any obstacles or issues you might face. Users can report problems by sending information or photos to the parks and recreation department.

The app is currently only available for iOS devices but they hope to have it available on Android by the end of 2016.