About us

Getting people outside with innovative technology.

We're on a Mission

In 2008 we created Transit & Trails because we wanted to get outside for fun without driving cars. While developing Transit & Trails in partnership with the Bay Area Open Space Council, a coalition of most of the park agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, we learned that there was a need and a desire among local outdoor groups to have access to better and more affordable technology.

In 2013 we decided to leverage all of our experience with technology and the outdoors and start Trailhead Labs. We have spent our time since continuing to learn, partner and collaborate with outdoor groups all over to build innovative technology that connects and engages people with the outdoors.

Open Data & Open Space

We are proud supporters of open source and open data. It only makes sense to combine them with open space! We're working with groups like Code for America to build open standards for outdoor data.

We should talk.

If you are an organization that wants to get more people outside then we can help you! Check out our work and get in touch!

OuterSpatial is our outdoor technology platform. Turn your data into beautiful park maps.

There are ways in which technology can actually deepen our connection to place and to parks.

Our Work

Stuff we make.


Transit & Trails

Alt. Ride

Our Customers

Groups we serve.

Bay Nature

City of San Jose

Golden Gate National Parks

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.

Meet our team

Adventurers and Technologists

over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity
— John Muir

Contact us


Trailhead Labs
4342 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114


(415) 890-5575

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