Gaia GPS Hiking, Offroad Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Offroad Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Offroad Maps

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 2020.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 159.93 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.0+
Score: 4.83
From 13,789 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. ►► 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. Use Gaia GPS in your car's dash via Apple CarPlay. ►► 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 scout avalanche terrain. ►► 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. ►► 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. ►► Fitness Stats Use Gaia GPS on your Apple Watch to record activities as workouts and view fitness stats with Apple Health. ►► 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 can use all features, except you can't mass-download maps for offline use, and you can't access all maps. Free maps include Gaia Topo, Air Quality, and Wildfires. 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 • US Private Land Ownership (including owner names and addresses for parcels) • US Hunting Layers • US Public Land (BLM, Forests, more) • US Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) • Historical Wildfires • 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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Watch integration is nice but needs work

It’s way too easy to stop a track recording inadvertently on the new watch integration, would be better if it used a long press to access the pause and stop menu. Also using the digital crown to select the data that is shown while recording a track means that if you wear a long sleeve shirt you constantly need to reselect the data you want to see since your sleeve will rotate the crown on you. A welcome addition with the new update, but the controls need to be more robust for the kind of activities people will be using this on their watch.
By Tarekith

App good for tracking and finding where you are but HORRIBLE for creating a route

Awful at route creating. Told it I was doing a bike route but would use the bike path no matter how many way points I tried to create. Kept putting me on the road even it required backtracking to go around the bike path to join it later. Definitely not worth spending money on when you can’t plan a safe route!
By truth4you!!!

UI Needs Work. Major design flaw.

I want to love this app, and in many ways I do, but it needs a UI/UX overhaul. Much of the app is just ugly, and some text is not formatted correctly, with numbers and stats crowding each other out on the iPad. Warning! If you like to take a lot of photos and you accidentally agree to associate all the photos from your recording with that recording, it will eat gobs and gobs of storage, and you will sit there for an hour deleting those photos one by one so as not to have to delete the whole recording, as I just did. Incredibly frustrating.
By infiniteperceptron

Public by default!

I found out my tracks are public by default. I was able to disable one by one on the website but not from the app despite looking exactly where the help said. The option was missing. How do I set the default to private? If this cannot be done, I will be requesting a subscription refund. This is a dangerous issue to both individuals and the (private) places they may be tracking.
By m1s32

Use it in car with apple play- GREAT

Excellent for exploring California deserts in out 4wd truck. Working on preplanning trips. Like it very much
By Velella101

Used to be close to a five star application.

Now I have an application on the phone and one on the watch that no longer do the same track at the same time. If I start a hiking or backpacking track on the phone (the device with the battery to handle it) there is no longer a way to see that track in the watch at a quick glance. One is now either required to record a completely separate track on the watch (why and the battery isn’t going to last very long) or to pull the phone out to see progress for the main track. I get that they really needed to have a way for the watch to be useful without the phone but this is terrible. Even the free applications give me a way to use the watch to quickly check the progress of the tracking being recorded on the phone. 🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡 So thank you for ruining the applications best feature and then simply confirming it when I contact you for help. I refused my money back when you changed the terms of service in the middle of our contract but now I think I might actually want my money back. I can spend it on another application that allows me to quickly start a track on my phone but to monitor that track on my watch. I don’t get why you feel like you needed to take that away when you added to other features??? (And really how many people are going to go backpacking with the watch but NOT the phone?!?!?)
By Rokair

First trip

I used this to plan my first trip to Joshua Tree NP. I used it mostly from the CarPlay interface. It worked great when Apple Maps or Subaru Navigation showed no path on some of the back country roads. One issue I had with CarPlay was trying to get the heading of the vehicle marker to point in the direction we were heading. I had to tap the compass button multiple times. Also sometimes the vehicle marker would go off the view as the view would sometimes not follow.
By BrandtD

Works well

Glad I found this app since it works off line and independently from the phone. I’m not using data on my phone plan while I hike trails far from any WiFi signals.
By Thillman

Great app! Missing two critical features.

Gaia GPS is a great app and I love being able to organize waypoints and maps into folders. I also love the Gaia Topo map as it shows details that local hikers have put into OSM, such as tent sites, leantos, outhouses, stream crossings, etc. I have paid subscriptions to both GaiaGPS and VwRngr. GaiaGPS is missing two critical features that VwRngr has and I use almost daily: 1. No way to quickly measure distance and elevation from current location to a given location. This is very important for choosing rest stops and water breaks. Efficiently choosing breaks has a *huge* impact on the day’s progress. If I pan the map around, VwRngr immediately gives me crow-flies distance and elevation delta to the point under the crosshairs on the center of the maps. This is sufficient for me to quickly estimate route distance and time to get to that point. GaiaGPS does not have an easy way to do this without a lot of squinting and mental math. When it’s 20 degrees out and falling snowflakes are messing with the phone touchscreen, this is downright painful and tortuous. 2. No way to easily update downloaded maps. VwRngr has a feature to “update map data” for downloaded maps. Trails are being rerouted all the time, leantos get moves, details get added to OSM, new trails are built. Right now I need to delete downloaded maps and download them again. I active hike and recreate in numerous areas and this is very tedious. VwRngr for the win. Cheers, T.
By Tccccccccccc

Works great!!

We went all over the sierras and Baja this year and this is by far the best app for gps. The ability to download the google earth map layer is pretty incredible!!
By Porkrollcrack


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