You can learn about map features without consulting a legend by tapping the feature on your screen. Click here to learn more about identifying map features without a legend.
This article covers the three most important map layers: Private Lands, Government Lands, and Hunting Units, along with information not included on any map layer, like Basemap symbols and a road legend.
Table of Contents:
- Essential Map Layers: Private Lands, Government Lands, and Hunting Units/GMUs.
- Symbols on Basemaps.
- Hiking trails.
- Highways and roads.
- Recreation sites for hunting and camping.
Essential Map Layers: Private Lands, Government Lands, and Hunting Units/GMUs
onX Hunt turns on these three Layers by default the first time you launch the onX Hunt App. Click here to learn how to turn on, turn off and adjust Map Layers.
- Red lines: private land borders. Click here to learn about the Private Lands Layer.
- Color shaded areas: government lands. Click here to learn about the Government Lands Layer.
- Bright green lines: hunting unit (GMU) borders. Click here to learn about the Hunting Units / GMUs Layer.
Symbols on Basemaps
These symbols are attached to the Basemaps and cannot be turned off or hidden. Most Basemap symbols show up best on the Topo Basemap. Click here to learn how to use Basemaps.
Hiking trail information is separated into three different layers: Hiking trails, trail slope, trail mileage.
- Green trails - flat, easy grade.
- Red trails - steep, difficult grade.
- White numbers with red borders - trail mileage (from one point to the next).
- White circles with red borders - trail start and end points.
Highways and roads
- Dark yellow line: interstate highway.
- Light yellow line: state highway.
- Solid grey line: side street.
- Double-dashed thick line: two-track or 4x4 trail.
- Single-dashed or thin double-dashed line: dirt/gravel road.
These are the most common or most useful recreation sites, but there are many, many more. Tap any recreation site icon on your map to find out what it represents. Click here to learn how to identify map features without a legend.