Google Earth adds hiking trails

Maps wasn't the only piece of Google software to get an update recently. The G Poppa has also added hiking trails to Google Earth.

The new layer, sponsored by Trimble Outdoors Trips, features GPS-marked trails for hiking, biking, backpacking and running, including directions to trailheads, difficulty rankings, and sites of note. Some legs also include photos, audio and even video clips.

The new layer on Google Earth also lets you send trip info straight to your phone. GPS-enabled phones can receive the actual coordinates.