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: 2021.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 151.80 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.0+
Score: 4.83
From 15,758 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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Update still the same issues. Used to be close to a five star application.

2021-02-26 Really?!? I get that you don’t care. Your repeated responses make that clear. You already refunded the subscription even though I told you not to buy instead to use the money to actually improve the product instead of throwing previously loyal customers/ users away. You even tried to give a year of the higher level sub but I have refused to sign up for that cause why? It would be nice if you would actually work to fix stuff instead of your only reply being to give a refund. Smh. You don’t remotely answer the question as to how your watch application will ever be usable for real backpackers? One of the main target audiences for you application. I guess you new target audience is only people going for short walks. Lol. Ok. Thank you for nothing. ****Update to keep this visible. Had to clear previous reviews text because it was “too long” Watch application still useless for real backpackers. You have to either use the application on your phone or the watch. Or you can track completely separate tracks on both. Sigh. A real backpacker goes for days. The watch is not going to last running full tracking for more than a couple hours. The phone last pretty much all day and can be recharged while using it. With the old watch app the phone would b safe in the top of my pack and I could glance at my watch, with almost zero impact on the battery, to see the (truncated to allow for response to the developer’s reaponse)
By Rokair

Essential Route Planning

Using Gaia to plan a day out back, including backup routes, and share them with the group is standard procedure. Input from group members, finding and making adjustments based on weather, avalanche reports, or other day of factors is fast and effective. This a helpful tool for aligning group consensus for trip safety and route making before even leaving the parking lot. Love it.
By truckstop

The accuracy

I love the accuracy of this app! I use another app to find hikes and this app to track without getting lost
By ldaugh58

Update took away road maps

I have been using Gaia GPS for a couple years and was very happy w/ it. I used road maps which were included with the free version. Apparently there was a recent update and now I only have satellite maps available. These are less useful for regular walks in towns and cities. I will be switching to either Strada or All Trails to track my walks. Not happy w/ update!!!
By Big ATC

Best hike planning app

I use this app to plan every single one of my hikes. First, I use the Public Land and Private Land layers to find a legal place to go. Then I decide on a destination and a route, and create a route. I then download the maps for use offline. Then I head into the woods with my phone on ‘airplane mode’. I follow my own pre defined route to my destination! It’s easy and doesn’t drain the battery. You won’t be disappointed if you purchase the pro version... it gives you access to so many needed layers.
By Mikertheebiker

New Apple Watch version

Since the update to the untethered version I have been unable to record a complete track. The app seems to drop coordinate data and all that I see on the map are sections of straight lines. Distance, elevation and pace are incorrect. I have been in contact with Support, they tell me that they know about the bug, but can’t tell me when it might be fixed! The iPhone version has always been great.
By Thalweg1

GPS Track

I like this app, I have been using this for years for hiking or off road. GPS track is middle of the center of the screen. Is that not possible to move down one third of the screen, we can see our more track or trail just like google gps track icon.
By KenWang1965$

Great Support Team

Constant app upgrades often with significant improvement - keep it up folks - much appreciated! Whenever I have a question it has been answered in short order. I love this app!
By pictureliberty

Awesome app

I don’t like to pay for apps, but I gladly pay to have all the features of Gaia GPS. I began using it when I went to Spain to hike the Camino de Santiago. I arrived with my iPhone and only a basic idea of the app, but it was easy to use. I photographed the route from another pilgrim and created routes each day charting my course over the Pyrenees from France across Spain all the way to the Atlantic. Since then I’ve been using it to track my hikes in the United States. It’s wonderful to go back and review my hikes. It does not disappoint and programmers continue to impress with improvements.
By Aeren

Loved the Old Version

I have used this app for a long time and have loved it. I find the new features quite clunky. Do yourself a favor and try CalTopo until they clean up the mobile and web interface.
By Really Disappoint User Rob S


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