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Summary: How to convert KMZ files to GPX

You used to need to convert a kmz file to a gpx file to see it in GMap. This is no longer necessary because there are two direct links on trip report pages: to upload either kmz or gpx.

For example on various government websites they allow you to download a kml file. Specifically KML files that contain one or more trails that you want to see on a map.

The basic strategy is to view the trails using the Bivouac GMap function, so you can then trace them using GMap Draw and Save.

There are also external programs such as [GPS Visualizer