You can hide and unhide segments to customize which segments will be visible to you throughout Strava. Please note that the Run activity pages do not have this feature, and instead use Starred Segments.
Bad Segment Data
Segments are a community created/moderated feature on Strava, anyone can create a segment and this means that they will sometimes unknowingly create duplicates or create segments from bad GPS data. Our support team isn't able to delete duplicate/inaccurate segments but the community can up and down vote segments using the star and hide features. Some examples of bad segment data are:
- Bad elevation data exists if the activity from which the segment was created had bad elevation data. Here is some more information on how elevation is calculated.
- Unfavorable start and endpoints can greatly affect whether a segment will create good matches. Here is some more information on optimizing segment creation.
- Original segment data has GPS errors or GPS drift may lead to inaccurate matches.
Customizing which Segments will be Visible
In segment-dense areas, it is too hard to display all segments on one ride. Depending on the number of times a segment is viewed, that segment is either shown on the ride by default or "hidden" due to a low popularity rating. The user has the ability to customize which segments are shown on Activity Detail pages and which are not. By "Hiding" a segment, you vote to decrease its popularity and hide that segment on all of your activities. When you "Unhide" a segment, you increase its popularity rating and vote to show that segment on all of your activities. The overall popularity of a segment will determine whether it will be visible or hidden on your activity pages if you currently don't have preferences set for that segment. You will always be shown segments that you have created, starred, unhidden or set a goal on. Please note that the run activity pages do not have this feature, and instead use Starred Segments.
- Hover over the segment row in the segments tab at the bottom of an activity
- A "Hide" button will appear in the rightmost area of the segment row
- Clicking "Hide" will prevent you from seeing this segment listed under any activity throughout the site
- To view all hidden segment for an activity, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Show Hidden Segments".
- Navigate to the activity page that includes a hidden segment
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Show Hidden Segments".
- An "Unhide" button will appear in the rightmost area of the segment row when you mouse over a hidden segment
- Clicking "Unhide" will allow you to see this segment on all activity throughout the site.
To get Achievements for a Hidden Segment
Segment Achievements are only generated upon upload, and ONLY for unhidden segments. Segments that are marked "Hidden" on your Activity page upon upload will not receive any achievements. To generate an achievement for a hidden segment refer to the following instructions
- "Unhide" that segment if it's a cycling segment and star the segment if it's running a segment.
- Change the activity type to something else and then back again to the proper activity type (this triggers segments to be reset.)
- "Refresh Activity Achievements" using the button located in the actions menu (the wrench icon).