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Tracklogs and waypoints for most Garmin devices.

Simply plug the card into your GPS unit and see your exact position on a topographic background as you move along the trail. The card is NOT designed to be used by itself. You’ll still need the book to see photos of the trail, custom map annotations, trail overview, trail rating, vehicle recommendations, trail stats, contact information, and driving tips. The card is compatible with Garmin Drive Series and Garmin Overlander (not TREAD Overland Edition).  New Garmin devices using the Garmin TREAD app will not be able to use this card.

If you are being asked to format the data card click here.

Specific waypoints will show as follows.



Garmin Montana and Oregon

Garmin Nuvi

Garmin Base Camp

Google Earth


What is on the data card?

Start of Trail & Points of Interest (POIs) 
Each FunTreks data card includes the start of each trail from the corresponding book as a custom Point of Interest. Once the card has been inserted, some GARMIN devices will ask to import the POIs from the FunTreks data card. We do not recommend importing the POIs to the receiver due to the limited amount of internal memory in most units.

Tracks / Breadcrumb Trails 
Tracks that correspond to the complete trail in the book are included on the topographic maps on the data card. Your unit will also show the waypoints that correspond to the waypoints in the book.

NOTE: If the tracks/TOPO lines don’t appear on your device, you may have to disable the on-board maps. This website  includes detailed instructions on disabling built-in Nuvi Maps.

Files in GPX Format 
All FunTreks Data Cards include GPS Exchange Format (GPX) files that will work with nearly every GPS unit and computer program that supports GPX files. Some tablet devices may be able to read these files as well.

Other Non-Supported Uses for GPX Format

Consult the user manual for your software/device on how to use GPX data with these applications


Our data cards are intended to be used along with matching book. The book includes critical ancillary information not on the data card, including trail overview, trail rating, vehicle recommendation, trail stats, driving tips, mileage log, annotated map and photos of trail conditions. With or without the book, FunTreks, Inc. disclaims any and all liability for bodily injury, death or property damage that could occur to you or any of your passengers while using any of our data cards.



FunTreks, Inc grants a non-exclusive perpetual personal-use license for files on these data cards, subject to the following restrictions: Data cards are intended to be used with FunTreks Guidebooks and not as a stand-alone map. This license is for personal use only. Personal use means non-commercial use of the files for use on personal computers, GPS units, or mobile devices. This file may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration. This file may not be resold, relicensed, or sub-licensed, or listed on any website, forum, newsgroup, ftp or web server, or other online location. Title and ownership, and all rights now and in the future, of and for this file remain exclusively with the FunTreks, Inc. There are no warranties, express or implied. This file is provided ‘as is.’ FunTreks will not be liable for any third party claims or incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of this license or buyer’s use of this file. Please Note: Trail conditions can change without notice. FunTreks, Inc. and its owner and employees are not responsible for injury, death, or vehicle damage as a result of using this file. Pre-loaded topographic maps are provided to us at no cost from and Anyone can visit their site to download the available maps.

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