Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 1.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 143.83 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 5
From 5,298 Ratings


Navigate, track, and explore with Gaia GPS. Millions of people worldwide have used Gaia GPS to hike, hunt, camp, ski, and explore the backroads. Gaia GPS has been featured in countless publications, including Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner, the New York Times, and numerous App Store features. ►► Backpacking Gaia GPS started as a backpacking app. Download topo and satellite maps for offline use. Use intelligent routing tools to plan trips, and measure distance, altitude, and elevation change. View your route using comprehensive backpacking maps, including up-to-date weather forecasts. ►► Day Hiking Both a hiking navigation app and a platform for finding hikes, Gaia GPS helps you discover your next adventure. Use the Discover tab to find hikes and nearby trails, and download maps and hike info to your phone for offline use. ►► Hunting Driven by hunters on the team, Gaia GPS has become a top hunting app. Build custom hunting maps that include public land designations, private land ownership, and state-by-state hunting units. ►► Camping and Overlanding Gaia GPS helps you find a campsite on the road, or deep in the backcountry. As a camping app, Gaia GPS delivers public land data to help you stay legal, maps with campsites, parks, and forests, as well as weather overlays. Mark waypoints to create custom camping maps, plus reference road maps and Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) to plot overland, 4x4, and off-roading routes. ►► Backcountry Skiing and Mountaineering Apply slope-angle shading and 24-, 48-,and 72-hour Snowfall and Precipitation Forecast overlays to create custom backcountry skiing maps, plan tours, and avoid avalanche terrain. As a backcountry skiing app, Gaia GPS helps you find powder and stay safe on the slopes. ►► Mountain Biking Go farther, faster by mounting Gaia GPS to your handlebars for hands-free navigation. Access mountain biking trail maps on both public and private land. Gaia GPS is a great mtb app for deep exploration. ►► Professional Use: Firefighters, Search and Rescue teams, Land Manager, GIS Techs, and Guides Gaia GPS is the preferred nav app for outdoor professionals. Quickly route to GPS coordinates, plot fire perimeters, view recent wildfires, and share maps, tracks, and waypoints with your team. Guides can mark routes, campsites, and water sources, and share hard-to-find approaches and descents with clients and fellow guides. ►► Membership Levels Free Level - You'll be limited to the default map source, and you won't be able to download maps for offline use. Member Level - As a Member, you can download a worldwide catalog of topo, road, and satellite maps. Premium Member Level - As a Premium Member, you also get access to these map sources: • NatGeo Trails Illustrated (including Appalachian Trail, Colorado Trail, and John Muir Trail maps) • ESRI World Satellite Imagery • NOAA weather forecasts • Current and Historical Wildfires • US Private Land Ownership (including owner names and addresses for parcels) • US Hunting Layers (including GMUs, public land, and recent fires) • US Public Land (BLM, Forests, more) • US Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) • Hill-shading, contour-line, slope-angle, and other overlays • Backroads Mapbooks Canada • France IGN • Swiss Topo ► To manage your subscription: • TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app: • Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Your iTunes Account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. • Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy: • Visit the following URL for full terms of use:


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I have noticed that since I upgraded the app to premium the gps bounces off random areas. For example it showed my location off by a mile. It isn’t a serious issue if I know the area well enough to crop the track. With that being said, if I was in a serious situation I wouldn’t be in the area the gps says I am. All in all, I love the app and will continue to recommend it to others.
By SammyDee3

Great for Hiking

This is a great App for hiking with just a few bugs. One bug that I have encountered is linking a photo in my photo library with a waypoint. GAIA GPS brings up my photos for a specifiy waypoint but doesn’t use a photo that I tap on.
By NMCactus

Lacks basic functionality; expensive subscription model

I’d be fine paying $20/year for an app that was actually useful. Sure, you can download your gpx track into the app and view it on the map, but how useful is only that? Can you view the elevation profile? No. Can you see where you are on the elevation profile (so you can also easily determine miles to go)? Of course not, because there is no elevation profile! What’s the point of this app when you can just get the USGS topos and see where you are on them with many other free apps?
By anon was taken


App works great for me.
By andydewdew

Best backpacking map!

I have used this app solely for backpacking. I don’t take my Garmin anymore. It is a very easy app to use. Detailed maps and accurate! It doesn’t have an electronic compass but I didn’t use that feature all that often.
By HunkyMrB

Great app

Love the way the app works. Would like to see it easier to start and stop a track. That would help a lot!!
By T..Lewis

Awesome app

I'm safer in the back country with this app!!! My friends are all using it now as well and it is easier for us to communicate where we are hunting.. Bryan
By cbwigs

Not sure what the hype is

Just bought a premium subscription. After playing around on the app, I am left completely unimpressed. Can’t even download a regular topo map for a large area (less than the size of Phoenix) that I will be off-roading for a few days. The app only lets you download 100k tiles, which is next to nothing. Navigating the app is not even user-friendly. For way less topo maps is much better app, you just have to know how to use/read maps. This app is not worth $20, much less the $40 they charge for premium. I am going to ask for money back, especially since I have no intention of ever using it.
By Me, my, mine.

Awesome app

Awesome app and it has served me well on many remote locations
By Xpedition America

Difficult to use

When you try to get driving directions it wands you to your normal map. Why did I pay for that?
By New screen prob


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