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Out and Back?

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Eric Lubell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

I think it needs to be 100% clear on if the trail being described is a one way distance or an out and back distance....I believe all mileage’s listed are one way, but I’m not 100% certain and it’s rather important. Thanks!

Kristen Arendt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 3,545

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the feedback! We definitely agree that we could make this more clear, and have recently started to collect this data in our system and now just have to figure out the best way to showcase this information, so look for this to be added in the near future!

For the time being, the best way to determine whether the mileage listed is one-way or round-trip is to take a look at the green start and red end points as the mileage will correspond with the distance between the start and end point. Most trails that we have listed on the site will be one-way or point-to-point distances, but featured runs which show recommended routes as opposed to single trails will often be out-and-backs or loops with the start and end points being from a parking lot or trailhead. 

Hope this helps!


Ben Crowell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 138

I agree with Eric. This is a serious design problem.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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