View of hazy mountain ridges at sunrise from the Oconaluftee Valley Overlook in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park. | Image: Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images
Good news, nature lovers! Google Earth is making it easier to explore national parks with Google Maps. The updates will start to roll out this month ahead of National Park Week starting on April 22nd, the day entrance fees are waived.
Until now, finding directions to a trailhead has been a crapshoot on the app. Navigating the trail itself can be even harder without a preview of the route on Maps. For national parks at least, that should start to change.
With this update, when users search for a particular trail within a national park in the US, Google Maps will show the entire route of the trail instead of…