Drawing of several guidance systems that can be seen along hiking trails. With hiker. Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Sketching ways to guide hikers along the paths

From guides, to design to technology, drawing up the different systems to mark hiking trails and paths

Five ways of helping hikers follow the paths without getting lost

Trail Note and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

There are several ways hikers can be guided along the trails, here are some of the most used: 

  • Local guides and pathfinders
  • Digital guides and maps on phones and handheld devices
  • Official signs and maps placed in the landscapes
  • Simple marks painted on trees and rocks
  • Guidebooks, and classic paper maps
Drawing of several guidance systems that can be seen along hiking trails. With hiker. Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Guidance systems along the trails

Sketch for a section here on hiking.org about trail finding systems ( in the making )

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Frits Ahlefeldt

Founder of Hiking.org - Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology