About us

Getting people outside with innovative technology.

We're on a mission

We created Transit & Trails in 2008 because we wanted to get outside for fun without driving cars. While developing it 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 there was a need and a desire among local outdoor groups for better, more affordable technology.

In 2013, we decided to leverage all of our experience with technology and the outdoors to start Trailhead Labs. We've 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, so it only makes sense to combine this with our passion for open space! We're working with groups like Code for America to build open standards for outdoor data.

We should talk

If you're an organization that wants to get more people outside, we can help. Check out our work and get in touch!

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

Jon Christensen

Our products

Innovative outdoor technology.

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Our customers

Stewards of our open space.

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

Aldo Leopold

Meet our team

Adventurers and technologists.

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Ryan Branciforte


San Francisco, California

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Jereme Monteau


Bend, Oregon

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Nate Irwin

Lead Engineer

Denver, Colorado

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

We'd love to chat about your project.

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We have team members in San Francisco, Bend, and Denver.


(415) 890-5575

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