About Gravelmap

Gravelmap is an interactive database of gravel and dirt roads and paths, submitted and managed entirely by people who ride them. Gravelmap is owned and operated by Whitewater.

Gravelmap was started with two purposes in mind: give people a way to discover new gravel roads and allow them to post and manage their favorite routes for others to enjoy. Web-based mapping tools are a great resource for planning rides, and while they generally contain plentiful road data, they have a couple of shortcomings:

  • No road surface data. Online maps generally do not give any indication of a road’s surface type. If you’re planning on riding gravel (or if you want to avoid it), you must rely on satellite imagery, which may or may not tell you what you need to know about a road’s surface. Unless you’ve ridden or driven the road before, the process is largely one of guesswork.
  • Is the road traversible? Is it on private property? Does it even exist? Occasionally, especially in rural areas, an appealing road on a map may end up being inaccessible due to land ownership, gates, adverse conditions or other situations that a map alone will not indicate. That’s why all routes on Gravelmap are user-created. We encourage people to post routes that they’ve ridden before and know are free of restrictions. As a result, while gravel roads don’t show up on Gravelmap until someone adds them, you can use them to plan a ride with confidence.

About Whitewater

Whitewater is an outdoor lifestyle brand centered on the promotion, protection, and management of resources supporting access to recreational experiences. Whitewater’s mission is to facilitate access to this lifestyle by lowering barriers and inspiring people to engage. This mission is rooted in the belief that all human beings share a genetic code that compels us to play outside.

The U.S. National Whitewater Center, Inc., a North Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, began promoting access to the outdoors through the Whitewater brand and the Whitewater Center facility beginning in 2001. Whitewater currently programs and operates multiple locations in the United States, in addition to the creating and delivering inspirational content through films, online resources, and articles to extend engagement opportunities beyond physical locations.

Learn more at www.whitewater.org.

Terms and Conditions

Should you choose to utilize the mapping information or engage in the activities described herein, do so at your own risk. The information found on this site is a planning resource to be used as a point of inspiration in conjunction with your own due diligence. U.S. National Whitewater Center, Inc., its partners, associates, services providers, and contributors are in no way liable for personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other such situation that might happen to individuals while participating in any activity or using mapping information contained on this or any other site.

While Gravelmap makes efforts to ensure that routes posted to the site are correct, accurate and legally accessible, all the content currently on the site is submitted entirely by users. It is impossible to verify the safety, accessibility or legality of routes. Therefore, you agree to indemnify and hold Gravelmap and the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Inc. harmless from any claim or demand due to, or arising out of, your use of the site and any content you post on the site. By using the web site, you accept and agree to these Terms and Conditions.

Privacy Policy

Gravelmap will never share any of your personal information with third parties.