The Trail: Quick Walkthrough Guide - Journey to Eden Falls (Early Game)


Here's a quick walkthrough guide and tips for beginners playing "The Trail" (Android and iOS mobile game).

Follow the Tutorials to Learn How To:
   - control your character
   - gather items, crafting materials, and quest items
   - craft items, gears and tools (always check crafting menu for materials needed)
   - buy and sell items via trading

Should I Pick Up All Items?
   - Yes, as long that your bag pack can handle them, but mainly focus on quest items and materials for crafting. Check crafting menu for more details.
   - Tip: Instead of using Drag and Drop, you can "Flick" the items up or down.

Journey To Eden Falls (Early Game) Walkthrough Guide
- Journey To Eden Falls (Early Game) Walkthrough Guide -

Quests and Paths
   - Once You reach Whispering Down, you'll be given 4 paths to choose from.
   - You need all 4 Paths for many reasons, so to cut things short here's a list of quest recommendations that you might want to consider completing before your reach Eden Falls.
   - Your main focus is to complete these quests.

Other Ways To Collect Quest Items
   - Normally, you can gather them along the trail, but here's some other options:
   - You can also get the quest items from "Top Trader" Gifts, and Raccoon Drops.
   - If available, you can also buy them from other Traders, and as a free gift from the ad girl Annie.

Recommended Quests (Follow In-Order As You Go)
   - Hunter > Slingshot Recipe (Grab along the Trail)
   - Explorer > Apple Juice Recipe (Grab along the Trail)
   - Hunter > Toy Bird Recipe (Use Slingshot and hunt Rabbits)
   - Lumberjack > Pine Log Recipe (Use Slingshot and hunt Rabbits)
   - Hunter > Rabbit Hide Recipe (Use Slingshot and hunt Rabbits)

   - Trader > Native Shirt Recipe (Grab along the Trail or buy from other Traders)
   - Trader > Native Skirt Recipe (Grab along the Trail)
   - Lumberjack > Hatchet Recipe (Cut Trees or buy from other Traders)
   - Hunter > Advanced Slingshot Recipe (Hunt Rabbits or buy from other Traders)

   - Trader > Military Pack Recipe (Grab along the Trail)
   - Explorer > Native Headband Recipe (Grab along the Trail or buy from other Traders)
   - Explorer > Sheriff Boots Recipe (Craft or buy from other Traders)
   - Explorer > Grilled Mushroom Recipe (Buy from other Traders or from other sources)

   - Trader > Sheriff Vest Recipe (Once you receive this quest, complete White Mountains Region then reach Misty Redwood (Sequoia Glen Region) to find Sequoia Cones.
   - Trader > Sheriff Chaps Recipe
   - You should have reached Eden Falls at this point.
   - Hunter > Toy Racoon Recipe
   - Hunter > Beaver Hide Recipe
   - End of Part 1 Quick Walkthrough Guide Quest List.
Other Ways To Collect Quest Items

Wind Crest To Torrent's Crossing
   - Once you reach Wind Crest campsite, you can now freely craft what you like.
   - While on the trail, check the Crafting Menu to see what you need to craft next.
   - Note: You can also buy tools, gears or crafting materials from other traders.
The Trail: Crafting Items, Tools, and Gears
Crafting To Earn Chits
   - Every time you reach a campsite, craft all available items.
   - Sell items and gears that you don't need to traders. Focus on Wooden Carvings and Toy Birds, and increase their Lvls to earn more Chits.
Watch Video for 2x Chits
   - Always use the "Watch Video for 2x Chits" option to double your earned Chits for that trade.

How To Maximize Chits Gained From Trading
   - The Trail: How to Get More Chits and Top Trader Gifts From Trading
   - This will also help you get more quest items from "Top Trader" Gifts!

Crafting Tools and Gears
   - Try to carry an Axe and/or a Slingshot with you all the time.
   - Along the trail, if you run out of tools, you can wait for others to do it for you, then grab what
you can.

   - Replace worn out gears (durability about to turn red). Check your Wardrobe Menu if you need replacements. Never go on a trail with a RED Worn Out Gear [Repair Icon is present], because you'll lose more Stamina while trailing. It is best to pre-craft items to avoid getting stuck for a while.
   - Leveling up your Tool and Gear Recipes will increase their overall performance, so craft them whenever you have the materials needed.

Crafting Qualities
Crafting Qualities
   - Crafting materials have their own qualities, higher and brighter Star Numbers means better quality. So switch your items in-case you have a better one.

Teng Fei's Free 10 Favours
   - Once you reach Forest Approach, Beatrice will introduce you to Teng Fei that will give you free 10 Favours (in-game premium currency).
   - Just buy the featured Hide Bag or the Mystery Box. You can also force close the game to save it, your choice.

West Wood Camp Site (End of Green Coast Region)
   - Congratulations! You just reached the 2nd region - The Pine Fields!
   - At this point, you should now have completed at least 4 Quests above.
   - Optional: For the upcoming quests, if necessary, use the Map to re-run specific trails.

Restoring Energy
   - From here on, watch your Energy. Eat some food to restore it before you collapse.
The Trail - Restoring Energy
   - Any Food will do: Tap+Hold on the item then select the consume option.
   - Examples: Apples (drops from chopped Trees too), Apple Juice, Juniper Berries, Sweet Chestnut, Raw Meat (drops from Rabbits), and many more as you go.

What Happens When My Character Collapses? 
What Happens When My Character Collapses?
   - If you choose to stay put, items will continue to drop until all hearts are full. After that, you'll be able to continue your journey and pick up all the items.
   - TIP: If your character fainted, do not accept the notification, instead, just open your bag and use your Food until all Hearts are full or at least almost full. If sucessful, your character will get up and no items will drop.

Green Pines Camp Site (End of Pine Fields Region)
   - Congratulations! You just reached the 3rd region - The White Mountains!
   - At this point, you should now have completed 8 or 9 Quests above.
   - Optional: For the upcoming quests, if necessary, use the Map to re-run specific trails.

Restoring Energy
   - Normally, you can get a lot along the way, but just in case, stack at least 2 Food items from camps before continuing (buy from Traders or craft them).
   - Using higher tier gears will also increase your character's number of Hearts.

The Military Pack
The Trail - The Military Pack
   - Once you are able to craft and use this bag, you may now start stacking similar items to save space! Just place them close to each other and they will automatically merge together.
   - Tip: For your extra Pocket slots, use them for stacking food.

Native Headband
  - This item gear has a good value when sold, so craft them too as you go.

Verdant Perch Camp Site (End of White Mountains Region)
   - Congratulations! You just reached the 4th region - The Sequoia Glen!
   - At this point, you should now have completed 13 Quests above.
   - Optional: For the upcoming quests, if necessary, use the Map to re-run specific trails.
   - Proceed to Misty Redwood to find Sequoia Cones for your  Sheriff Vest Recipe quest.

Misty Redwood Camp Site
   - From here on, you'll start to encounter higher tier crafting materials, new items, Birch Trees, and Beavers along the trail. These new items will be used for upgrading your house later.

Crafting Tools
   - Start collecting Flint Pebbles and Birch Sticks for your Hatchet and Advanced Slingshot.

Welcome To Eden Falls!

Here's Some Quick Tips
   - Select a town that has a decent name and a number of houses or plots. Some towns only have 5 plots and others have as high as 20. Select a town that has at least 10 plots total with all 5 professions present.

How to Select a Town?
   - Upon entering the town, your guide will prompt you to buy an empty plot. Don't do it, if you wait long enough, the town you are in will get refreshed.
   - Note: Even after purchasing the plot under the Town name that you like, you'll still be taken to a random town and profession...not sure if this is a bug, or maybe because someone purchased the plot before you.

Houses and Professions
   - Tanner, Blacksmith, Stonemason, Carpenter, and Weaver. Choose any profession that you like, depending on the available plots. I think it's ok to choose any Profession, since all of you within the Town will be helping each other anyway.

Is It Possible To Transfer to Another Town?
   - Currently NO....maybe in the coming updates...

Upgrading Your Home
   - Upgrade your house to Lvl 3 then Lvl 4 asap by gathering the required materials (depends on
your profession). You can gather them around Eden Falls area, or get them from trades, top trader gift, or ad girl Annie.
   - Place the items needed on the machine inside your house, to create upgrade materials.
   - Warning!: Other players can also take your upgrade materials, so keep them once it's done.

   - Note: Once your house reaches a certain Lvl, you are now required to use the machines of other houses to produce other materials needed for upgrading your own house.
   - In case you want to take some finished materials from your neighbors, it's best that you replace them too with some raw materials.

Furnitures to Focus On
   - Shared Shelving: Only buy and if you want to help by sharing items to your neighbors (place free stuff here for them to grab).
   - Private Chest: You can store any items here, especially newly crafted items with long cool-downs. Add more if needed.

   - Items with extra effects, especially Stamina Drain -%, and Crafted Items +% Quality. Others are optional.
   - Consider the space they will occupy and their bonuses. To check, select "Buy", but don't move the furniture (it will not be purchased until you move it on a green lited area).
   - More info can be found here: Recommended Furnitures To Buy
Farming Chits
Farming Chits
   - Refer to our separate guide here: How to Get or Farm Fast Chits with Toys and Hats
   - Try to upgrade your House to Lvl 4 and purchase all recommended furnitures including 1 Luxury Bed before reaching the Buffalo Range Region.

The Warehouse
   - Add items to crates with other townsfolk to earn Chits and Gold. The town that earns the most will win special prizes (rival towns will be randomly generated). But remember you can only fill one crate at a time.
   - Fore mor info on how the Warehouse works, refer here: The Trail: The Warehouse - How It Works To Get Chits and Gold

Quick Walkthrough Guide Part 2
   - Thanks for checking our guide, refer below for the 2nd part of this guide. ^^
   - The Trail: Quick Walkthrough Guide Part 2 - Beyond Eden Falls


Related The Trail Tips & Guides:
The Trail: How to Get More Chits and Top Trader Gifts From Trading
- The Trail: How to Get or Farm Fast Chits with Toys and Hats
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