Best GPS App?? To avoid highways?

I am a new driver (got my license a few days ago) and I have to go somewhere tomorrow night but both Waze and Google Maps are only showing me ways that require me to go on one of the two major highways in my area. Is there any GPS app or navigation website or ANYTHING that can help me take back roads???

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I am a new driver (got my license a few days ago) and I have to go somewhere tomorrow night but both Waze and Google Maps are only showing me ways that require me to go on one of the two major highways in my area. Is there any GPS app or navigation website or ANYTHING that can help me take back roads???

Also, should I try to use a map to get there? Is there a way I could list out all the streets i would have to take and have the gps tell me how far?

Other answer:

AL M:
I use the WAZE app, you can choose to avoid highways and just use streets. It will give you distance and time ETA's, and alternate routes, it will also warn you if there traffic jam ahead or accidents or hazards or even cops in your route. There are many other features to it, check it out.

Before the time of GPS, i used have a Thomas Guide Map and a compass in the car all the time. I would list down all the streets and turns that I need to do. It was a lot of work, and can easily get lost if you missed a turn. It kinda takes some skills to read those maps too.

It would help to read a map of the areas you will travel to. I can also suggest to use Google Maps to plot your route, you can also preview of actual photos of the streets so you'll get familiar with it.

I also tried different sites like Mapquest and compare the drive/routes.

Hope this helps.

JetDoc:
I use BING maps and when you ask for directions between two addresses, you can use the options menu to avoid highways. I believe Google maps has the same feature.
Firecracker .:
With Google maps you can click on your route and drag it across the map to change your route. It will also print turn by turn directions with or without a printed map.
Kqte:
Just look for a route on google maps with a ack road that leads to your destination and drive on it. Google will reroute you for that path. If it doesn't then you have that blue icon to show your position and you can still follow the route to your destination.