Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to actually create my own walking paths to see those made by others?
Not at all! You can view the American Heart Association Walking Paths, regardless of whether or not you've created your own. You will need to be signed in, however, if you want to save them.
Is there a limit to the number of paths I can create?
We have no limit. Create as many paths as you'd like.
Will other people see the Walking Paths I create?
With each Walking Path, you have the option of keeping it private or sharing with the public. We hope you feel like sharing, though, so others can take advantage of your walking path knowledge. But if you don't want others to see your path, simply check the "Private" box when creating your path.
Can I edit a path once it's created?
You can edit your own Walking Path, but not one created by another user.
Am I able to save my favorite Walking Paths for future viewing?
As long as you're signed in, you can save Walking Paths by clicking the “Add to Favorites” button on the path's page. You can then access your saved paths by clicking the My Favorite Paths link.
How many Walking Paths can I add to My Favorites?
There is no limit to the amount you can save.
How can I add photos to the Walking Paths I create?
After you've created your path, go to the path's page and click the "Edit Path" button. From there, you will see an option to add photos. Simply click the "Browse" button, locate the picture on your computer, and upload it to the page. Make sure to click "Save Changes" once the photo has been uploaded!
Do I need to add photos to my Walking Path?
While you're not required to add any pictures to the paths you create, they do help your creation stand out from the crowd. Pictures are also a good way to encourage other users to follow your path since they'll have landmarks to look for.
Can I add notes to call out points of interest along my Walking Path?
Yes! If you want to alert people to special sights or features along the walk, simply click on a marker point after you've added it to the map. You will then be able to add a note for other users to read.
Does my Walking Path have to be a complete loop?
While your Walking Path must have a beginning and an end, it doesn't necessarily have to be a loop. The walk can start and end in two different places, or you can send users out along a path then have them double back the way they came (by clicking the "Out and Back" button after you've input the farthest point on the map).
Can I share Walking Paths with friends?
Of course you can! You can share the link directly with them, or you can utilize the page's built-in sharing functionality to share via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and a number of other platforms.
Is there a way I can keep track of all the times I've used a particular Walking Path?
Yes you can. If you click the “Add to My Tracker” button, the walk will automatically be added to your Tracker. You can then keep track of the mileage, intensity and estimated calories burned!
Create a AHA Walking Path
Are you an active walker who knows the best scenic route in your neighborhood?
Share it by creating a AHA Walking Path so that other walkers can follow the trail your feet have blazed!
AHA Walking Path How-To Guide
Grab the AHA Walking Path How-To Guide and learn how you can mark a AHA Walking Path outside in your community.
Then, other walkers can follow the trail your feet have blazed!
Walking Paths on the Go!
Now you can find and create Walking Paths from your phone! Download the American Heart Association Walking Paths App for Android and iPhone today.