Gaia GPS: Mobile Trail Maps

Gaia GPS: Mobile Trail Maps

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 2022.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 119.61 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.83
From 28,351 Ratings


Explore the world with Gaia GPS, your premier guide for finding trails around the world. Beloved by millions worldwide and featured in countless publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and GearJunkie, Gaia GPS provides the best offline maps and navigation tools for your adventures. The wilderness is yours to explore. Ditch the growing crowds by creating your own routes, and always know where you are – even without cell service. HIKING, BACKPACKING, TRAIL RUNNING • Discover hiking trails and plan your own routes with Gaia Topo, the world’s most powerful backcountry map. • Explore hundreds of professional maps, including Nat Geo Trails Illustrated, USFS, and hi-res satellite imagery. • Travel with confidence – Take your maps offline so you always know where you are, even far from cell service. • Leave a breadcrumb on the map so you can always find your way back home. • Use our intelligent route planner to create routes on the fly. • Use our app as an altitude, elevation and distance tracker for each hike. • Mark campsites and points of interest, drop photo waypoints. • Get weather forecasts to stay on top of changing conditions. • From national parks to backcountry trails, our nav and hiking app has you covered. CAMPING • Discover camping and reserve sites right from the map. • Find dispersed camping far from the crowds with public and private land boundaries and USFS maps. • Mark campsites with waypoints so you can easily find them late at night or on your next trip. OVERLANDING • The premier offroad app for planning, navigating, and recording 4x4 and overlanding adventures. • Take topo maps, USGS, USFS, MVUM, public and private land maps offline so you can always find your way, even without cell service. • Plan expeditions on your desktop at home with intelligent route planning tools. • Reroute on the fly using your phone or tablet in the field thanks to snap-to-trail route building. • Drop customizable waypoints to mark campsites and points of interest. • Stay one step ahead of nature with precipitation forecasts and wildfire activity. • Display your maps, routes, and waypoints on your dashboard with Apple CarPlay. BACKCOUNTRY SKIING • Identify avalanche terrain with slope angle shading and topographic information • Get the avalanche forecast to stay safe on the mountain. • Record your ski tracks, view incoming weather and get SNOTEL data. • Track your location, even without cell service. MOUNTAIN BIKING • Find the best trails curated by the team over at Trailforks. • View trail difficulty, direction, and conditions. • Find new trails from local bikers to explore the wilderness around you. PROFESSIONAL USE • Gaia GPS is the preferred nav app for outdoor professionals. • Quickly route to GPS coordinates, view recent wildfires, and share maps, tracks, & waypoints with your team. • Mark hiking trails, routes, campsites, & water sources. • Share data with clients & fellow guides. MEMBERSHIP • Free – limited maps, for online use only. • Premium – full online and offline access to the map catalog; print custom maps. SIGNUP • Gaia GPS is part of the Outside Inc, family. Create an Outside account to access the map. 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. • Your iTunes Account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Terms of use:


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Good, but fix the bugs

A good app with lots of features and blazingly fast compared with the android version. But they have a problem with introducing bugs and not fixing them. For example there is a problem with vector rendering. The causes the Gaia topo to not render trails completely at certain zoom levels. I been burned by this and reported it multiple times and they say they are working on it. But years later it’s still broken.
By mjj8385

Works great

Does everything I need for guided canoe trips
By Zoot Miller

Best geographical app out there

I think this is the best app on the market for GPS coordinates. It's accurate and reliable. I have used this app for several years now, and I trust it with my life. I feel super comfortable when I'm out in the woods. Please be responsible and make sure you're still aware of you're soundings. This app wouldn't save you if you didn't pack enough water or proper clothes for your adventure.
By American Scotty

Useless in rain and/or with wet hands

Maybe not surprisingly, but the touch screen on an iPhone becomes unusable when wet. Raindrops are enough to affect the touch screen. Good luck trying interface with GAIA GPS when wet.
By wantstormback


GAIA has a great selection of map overlays, it shows your pace, keeps track of your route, it saves way points and photos.
By Dyson hill

Great but

It’s great when it works. Freezes up on me and have to restart. Great other wise
By charleymcmanigal

Great App🙏 Totally worth 30$ a yr🎉🎉😇

This is a great app. I use it Everywhere, Trails, walking in a new city or town, and Bushwhacking 🙏🎉. U can’t get lost🙏😎 It totally gives u the security u want when ur in the unfamiliar area’s.If you started recording where you wanna end up again then you’ll always find your way home❤️👌🤙🎉
By norybrenrut

Trekking in hiking trails in the mountains in Korea

I didn’t expect the detailed trail layout in this app in the deep mountains in S. S.Korea and also the streets and highways to aid in navigation. Many thanks!
By 11goldfimgers

Great for the outdoors types

A little difficult to use, there is definitely a learning curve. However, it’s a great app with loads of features.
By Captain Hunglo

So much potential, so many bugs

First and foremost, believe them when they they make you agree that you cannot trust their maps. I’m thinking particular of the private and public property layers. Too often when I tap on a location, Gaia tells me it is both public and private. When I reported this and gave examples, the response I got was quick, friendly, and useless: this is a known problem and we don’t know when or if we’ll fix it. One of the reasons to use this app is its integration with CarPlay. But that is buggy. Too often, it displays nothing except a shadow contour. There’s a workaround for that, but it involves pulling over, bringing up Gaia on your phone, and changing the orders of the map layers. They’ve known about this for years and haven’t fixed it. Another promise is synchronization between multiple devices that use the same account. But this is buggy too. For example, you can attach a note to a track, but these are not reliably synced. (So, keep them somewhere else.) Tracks and waypoints usually appear as they should but not always. Sometimes changing where the map is centered works. Sometimes, killing and restarting the app will make them appear. Saved tracks sometimes show a show monochrome block as a thumbnail. You get the idea. It mostly works and when it does, it’s excellent. Finally, accessing it via a browser is slow, slow. And it causes the browser to use a prodigious amount of CPU time when it is apparently idle.
By Ben Voris

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