Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 2020.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 194.81 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 5
From 10,077 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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This is the only outdoor/GPS app, period.

It’s the only app that allows you to create a route that has smart linking (or whatever it’s called) , which allows you to choose whether you’re hiking or driving off road and only put dots along the route and the app lays the route over existing hike trails or 4x4 roads .... what!? That’s it, that’s the deal breaker, I don’t use any other app just because of that. But then add the insane bank of maps available to use and use together with blending options and such, there alone also puts this app above all others. Combine these two features and they’re light years ahead of any other. But wait, now they added CarPlay support !!?? Foggetaboutit!!
By Nics Tunes

My go to for anything outdoors.

Walking, hiking, off-roading, and recording all of that. Gaia has been one of the most important items I make sure to have with me. I pay for the membership to be able to download maps. Going out of cell service about twice a month to camp, hike, off-road, the app gives me the confidence to go farther, knowing that I can find my way back. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and occasionally on my Apple Watch. The Apple Watch app is okay but clunky. The map page is, for all intents and purposes, useless. Its load time will take longer than you’d ever want to keep holding your arm up. I would for it to work faster, however, I’m not sure what I could do to improve it.
By a ninja muffin

Off-roading use

I have used this app for 4 years now for off roading and overall it is a great app. I’m only giving it 4 stars right now because i would like to see a setting that lets you see the map in track up position full time. In all fairness the app does let you do this somewhat but as soon as you touch the screen to move the map or zoom in or out, it turns the feature off. There should be a way to set the app in this mode and leave it there until you want to turn it off. I know this has been requested multiple times but the developers ignore the request. I would think this would be simple to do and if they want to capture the off road market it would be a key feature people would want.
By ScottJ1000

How Can This Be?

I seriously question the high ratings of this app. I have used Gaia’s online interface to search for trails and then loaded them on my phone with their iOS app only to find that the ascent information and elevation profiles are completely different. Some were incorrect by almost 30% for the exact same trail. Also, when will your app be enabled with the feature which allows tapping on an elevation profile to show the point on the map? Most other trail apps have been provide if this useful feature for several years as does your web interface.
By Fourbeer

Free version map is from “18th” century after recent update.

After a recent update the map in free version of the app was downgraded to a map from the 60s that literally is missing a major freeway where I live. Will change this review once the free version map is restored to a version from a month ago. Meantime will be using TopoMaps+
By User 12345667

My go to App for outdoors

When I first got this paid a lot and was worth it. Now you want to charge $20/year? Not fair to some folks on a limited income 🙁 Update: developers are very responsive to any concerns or issues. I now have the Gaia topo maps back with the saved data. Thanks to you all for a great product that has been so reliable. Customer support is first class!
By Joe ninja

Great GPS program

I use Gaia nearly every weekend not only for personal use but also for our search and rescue team. If you’re looking for a great app for navigation, look no further.
By Hig.42

Overall quite good, could use a couple improvements

Gaia GPS has come a long way since I tried using it awhile back. It be my go-to GPS tracker now. The new dark map is really pleasant to use. The app is great for planning trips. Routes can be made easily right from the app. I’m REALLY hoping they don’t add social media functionally to this app. There are enough GPS trackers with that, and it really degrades the experience and adds bloat. That has already started happening a little bit with the community features they’ve added. Hopefully they don’t take this further. People just want a good, solid tracker! Apple Health would be a nice integration. The ability to have exercises recorded and see heart rate in the app would be great for hikes and mountain biking.
By drewcarver

New Gaia Topo layer is beautiful!

An already amazing navigation app just got even better with the update to the Gaia Topo later. I only wish the trails were a tad darker to make them pop off of the map/screen more. Is it possible to make this an option? Love what you guys are doing!
By NoNameToday777

Sending me a notification …

that you released an update to an app that I downloaded to steed at gets you a 1-star rating.
By iphonereviewer#2


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