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How Do I Hide Other People's Routes


On the mobile app (iPhone, everything up-to-date), if I press the Maps button at the bottom of the screen, I'm presented with a list of other people's routes that I cannot hide. It takes up valuable screen real estate, cannot be hidden, and is easy to accidentally click on.

I don't want to see any routes created by anyone else, ever. Stop forcing other people's garbage routes down my throat. I don't care about someone else's personal running route, dog walking route, etc. I'm not going to set a time or compete against anyone on it, ever. All I want to do on the map is look at the map and maybe overlay my heat map data. That's it.



Mt. Kenya

There is a new feature when viewing maps. You can select the routes at the top of the screen and a drop down appears where you select map only. 


Mt. Kenya

Agree with the other posters here. Please remove this unwanted 'feature.'

Mt. Kenya

I’m glad you asked this question. I’d like the same functionality. Other people’s routes and segments - while useful for some purposes - are cluttering elements when I just want to see the map or view my own heatmap.

Mt. Kenya

I legitimately cannot see the heatmap I paid for with my subscription. I'm not going to renew my subscription if I can't hide the route overlay in the maps tab.


same here. I am a paying user, please remove that crap from my map. There is no point in hiding the map with useless info. I just want to explore the map, see my heatmap and maybe global heatmap. See where I've been and choose new places to explore. This route suggestion is a big nuisance, please get rid of it (or offer means to disable). Thanks

Moderator Moderator

👋 Hi All!
Thanks for your posts, we appreciate the feedback. There currently isn't a way to hide the Route or Segment overlays. However, we are working on improvements to the maps tab and will post any updates when we have them. 

Scout (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

The feature has been implemented as requested. Thanks a lot Strava.

Please - soooo annoying takes up like 20-25% of my small screen 


Hello, I would like to suggest adding the ability to turn on/off the suggested maps/segments in the new map view on iOS. While they can be helpful, sometimes I want to simply look around the map without suggestions. The suggestions really clutter the interface (Google Maps does something similar, and it drives me crazy). Simpler is better, and then allow users to turn on suggestions as they need. Thanks for your work on the app!