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Top Trails For Hiking And Biking

Access Frisco's New Interactive 'Story Map'

Frisco residents and visitors have a new way to fall in love with the city's popular hike-and-bike trails. A new, mobile-friendly Frisco Trails Story Map was created, using the city’s geographic information system technology, to showcase the city's nature-based assets. 

The map highlights the top 10 trails in Frisco, with specifics on several walking loops and a link to the city’s complete Hike and Bike Master Plan. 

Chris Shuma, a Frisco GIS analyst, says the map is a collaborative project between information technology, parks and recreation, and engineering department employees. The goal was to create an easy-to-use tool for the public to see what walking routes are near them, he shares. “As you scroll through it, it’ll basically drive itself for you,” he adds. 

By clicking over the trails included in the map, users can see reveal the trails' names, entries, length and hyperlinks to the city’s website. Chris says they also included some details about where future trails are likely to be. 

Information on public art also included on the map, alongside details on restrooms, benches, drinking fountains, pavilions, traffic signals, bike lanes, bike stands and bike repair stations.

"If you're curious even more about the public art, maybe to see it more visually, you can thumb through each public art and see it on the map with a write-up on each one," adds Chris. 

A fellow Frisco GIS analyst, Charlotte Stockard, says the parks-specific portion of the map has a popup that takes users to the city's Parks and Recreation website. "You can also filter by different types of parks, and get a list of all parks," she adds. 

The new map also can help with all those New Year's resolutions about getting more exercise!

Go to to access this dynamic story map app.

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