In general, the user had to be within line of sight of their quarry's trail in order to use the ability, with the freshness of the trail playing a part in how successful it could be detected. For example, a novice of the ability could only detect something that had passed through within the last few minutes, while masters could pick up trails days old, and even multiple trails simultaneously.
The Draethos force tradition of Keetael extensively taught force tracking to its practitioners, as well as a potent form of meditative farsight that allowed the user to see a target's surroundings in great detail - allowing them to track quarry over great, even interstellar, distances.
- Jedi Academy Training Manual
- The Clone Wars: Secrets of the Force (As Force tracking)
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide