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Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) announces its newly launched mobile trails app powered by OuterSpatial which directs users to over 2,200 miles of statewide trails. The app also includes special events and points of interest for users to visit within North Dakota’s state parks. 


The app is free to download for iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play. It offers hiking challenges, an interactive social platform and insight into outdoor recreation opportunities in North Dakota.  


“This comprehensive app gives outdoor enthusiasts of all levels the tools to discover and explore the large network of trails and hidden gems across North Dakota,” said Cody Schulz, NDPRD Director. “Trail users have asked for a one-stop shop for planning their hikes and rides, so we’re putting these adventures at their fingertips.” 


NDPRD collaborated with recreation partners across North Dakota to collect trail data so visitors don’t have to download multiple apps or browse multiple websites to gather the information they need to have a safe and enjoyable experience outdoors.  


After downloading the OuterSpatial app, users can access the platform by searching for “North Dakota” under “Community” and create a free account. Users are encouraged to explore informative articles, stay updated on events, tackle hiking challenges, and discover trails in the area. Whether users need accessibility features, want to bring a furry friend, or crave a horseback ride, the app helps filter trails to match the adventure. 


The app provides visitors a way to engage in new and innovative ways. In January, NDPRD’s 12 Months-12 Hikes Challenge kicked off utilizing the OuterSpatial app which makes it easy for trail users to check in on their phones, track their progress and stay active throughout the year with four seasonal challenges. 


For additional information about the new mobile app, please visit our website at  www.parkrec.nd.gov/mobile-app or call 701-328-5357. 


The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich generations through experiences that connect people and places.     

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