Reading maps of trails
It is better you plan your hiking-trip the more you will enjoy your time. And a map of trails must be always in your rucksack, so if you lose your orientation you can help yourself.
With the marginal information you can calculate the distances and the routing. Topographic maps usually portray both natural and constructed features. They show and name natural features, including mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers and vegetation. They also identify the constructed features, such as roads, boundaries, transmission lines, and major buildings. The most important consideration in choosing a map, with its defined map scale, is its intended use. Different scale maps provide different levels of detail in terms of features presented.
Simply defined, map scale is the relationship between distance on the map and distance on the ground. That is, there is a direct relationship between a unit of measurement on the map and the actual distance expressed in the same unit of measurement on the ground.
Be careful on the mountains reward you with a safety homecoming and a feeling of assurance and autonomy.