GPS & Google Earth Routes for the California Missions Trail

GPS & Google Earth Routes for the California Missions Trail

In researching the California Mission Walk, also known as “El Camino Real” for an upcoming pilgrimage, I quickly found a number of wonderful resources and communities of walkers. However, specific GPS, GPX, and KML files for Google Maps detailing for the California Missions Trail were challenging to locate. Given that several great books exist, I transcribed the books to create downloadable maps for pilgrims to upload to their personal GPS device, iPhone GPS app, or Android GPS app.

 

When I begin this pilgrimage, I will create and publish my own GPS routes, which will loosely follow these routes with a preference towards moderate stage length and nightly hotel/AirBNB accommodations.

 

GPS File Downloads for the California Mission Trail

 

Stages per ‘California Mission Walk’ by Butch Brierly

Note: The below stages are based on the book California Mission Walk: The Original Hiker’s Guide To California’s 21 Spanish Missions Along El Camino Real by Butch Brierly. Whenever possible, Brierly’s stages terminate near camping options (occasionally backtracking to return to campgrounds), with hotels and other alternatives nearby. These GPS files have been created as a companion to Brierly’s book and should only be used as such. Please review each stage before beginning the California Mission Walk to plan for accommodations, meals, and supplies as may be needed.

ALL GPS / KML FILES FOR ‘California Mission Walk’ by Butch Brierly

 

Stages per ‘El Camino Real de California’ by Jim Lutz

Note: The below stages are based on the book El Camino Real de California – A Hiker’s Guide to the California Mission Trail by Jim Lutz. Whenever possible, Lutz’s stages terminate near hotels, with camping and other alternatives nearby. These GPS files have been created as a companion to Lutz’s book and should only be used as such. Please review each stage before beginning the California Mission Walk to plan for accommodations, meals, and supplies as may be needed.

 

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