National Park Guides - Chimani

National Park Guides - Chimani

By Chimani, Inc.

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-05-23
  • Current Version: 6.0.26
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 113.72 MB
  • Developer: Chimani, Inc.
  • Compatibility: iOS 15.0+
Score: 4.51
From 921 Ratings


Chimani is your digital companion for exploring public lands across the United States, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and state parks. Log your adventures, earn unique "verified" badges, and rack up points with each park visit. Document past and plan future park expeditions. Chimani guides both national park novices and state-hopping veterans, enriching your outdoor escapades with every visit. DISCOVER OVER 3,000 PARKS, FORESTS, WILDLIFE REFUGES, AND STATE PARKS • Find parks nearby with ease. • Gain insight from expert travel writers and study topographic maps. • Enjoy photo galleries of each park. EARN EXCLUSIVE BADGES BY VISITING PARKS • Earn special badges by checking in at parks. • Showcase your park visits with "verified" badges. • Accelerate your progress with additional points. CHRONICLE YOUR PARK ADVENTURES • Keep track of the precise date of each park visit. • Access a record of all your past and verified park visits in your Profile. • Rack up points with every visit and level up! SAVE YOUR FAVORITE PARKS • Bookmark your top-choice parks effortlessly. • Check out your bookmarked parks on the map. • Kickstart your journey through your park bucket list. NAVIGATE WITH EASE • Utilize our GPS-supported topographic maps. ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH CHIMANI+ SUBSCRIPTION • Get comprehensive travel guides for the most-visited national parks including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Grand Teton, Mount Rainier, Great Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Olympic, Bryce Canyon, Joshua Tree, Cuyahoga Valley, Death Valley, Cape Cod, Zion, Acadia, and many more! • Access in-depth outdoor and travel guides for multiple states. New ones on the way! • Our guides, penned by local travel writers, cover activities and points of interest in depth. • Download offline maps for GPS-guided exploration. • Unlock even more badges, gather more points, and level up quickly! • Enjoy over $2,500 in travel discounts with our partners. Chimani Subscription is available as an annual subscription for $19.99/month, $29.99/quarter, or $59.99/year. You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Your annual subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew can be turned off anytime by going to your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. --- COMPATIBILITY Sign up required to bookmark parks, check in to parks, and backup your data. SUPPORT We love hearing from users! Email us at and get a "wicked fast" response! LEGAL Terms of Service: Privacy Policy: Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.


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Deceiving; very little use for the free version

The free NPS app has very similar content on a much easier to use platform… and did I mention free? The adds for this app were deceiving to make it seem like these guides were free, or at least affordable. But $19.99 per month to access park travel guides, which is what is advertised, is very overpriced. Based on other subscribers’ reviews of the paid content, I’ll pass. Without the $19.99/month subscription, the app offers little to no functionality and is not worth the used space on your phone! Do yourselves a favor and download the NPS app. I’ll also add that the developers’ response to some of these reviews and the active deception and hiding of their fees makes me question the morality of the developer… yet another reason why I’m not willing to risk $19.99 to give the paid version a shot. I hope you will also think twice before paying the developer!
By MKJCP12345


Paid for the subscription. Verified that I’m subscribed but it freezes every time that I try to download the map for offline usage and then prompts me to “start 3 day trial” and then just repeats that I’m already subscribed. Shame.
By Th4t One Chic

Disingenuous - Hidden $19.99 Monthly Fee

I got excited after reading Nikon’s photography challenge. However, when I downloaded the app, they wanted $19.99/month! I do not go to enough parks for that kind of money. It was a little less for 3 months, but still an expensive regular fee. I’m not asking for anything for free, but this was too much for my budget. Best of luck to them. It looks like it would be a cool way to track park experiences.
By Mommy & Bunchie

Get the truly FREE NPS App Instead

The free NPS app has the same content, including links to nearby parks/monuments/trails without adding extra unnecessary information. You can also save the NPS parks for offline use. I mean, if you’d like to waste at least $19.99 per month, this is an option, I guess. EDIT: The developer responded, saying I’m putting out misinformation…that the PARK TRAVEL GUIDE app only costs money if you want to access PARK TRAVEL GUIDES. So, thank you Chimani for verifying what I wrote. You DO charge a minimum of $19.99/mo to use the primary functions of your app. LOL EDIT 2: Chimani removed their comment about “misinformation” and changed their claims YET AGAIN. I don’t trust a developer who keeps moving the goalposts and using doublespeak to hide their fees.


Very useful,with interesting content
By wackef

Used to be my favorite app

The “updated” version completely changed all the features that made this a fantastic app and now it’s almost useless. The previous map was great: you could sort by type of national park property (or just view them all) and easily see visited vs. unvisited sites. Yes, I’ve had communications as to how I’m supposed to still be able to do something similar, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t come even close to the functionality of the previous version. Oh so sad. I seldom use the app anymore.
By Kris Mott

Terrible upgrade

Was using this app for nearly 4 years and visited majority of the US while traveling for work. Perfect features for visiting monuments, preserves to National Parks. Absolutely loved this app. Once the new upgrade happened, it’s simple features became a hinderance. Factoring in the pay feature, they had a great system going till they messed it up. Hard to imagine messing up a mayonnaise sandwich but I guess anything is possible.
By kornhabs

Very little value

The information provided by this app is generic and not very helpful for selecting somewhere to visit and figuring out what to do there. I think you are better off visiting and the many excellent travel blogs for actual useful information. There are more specialized apps that are much more useful for hiking. There is something cheap and tawdry about the app’s gamification of visiting national parks, as well as the ads appearing on most screens. UPDATE: I did look at the guides and they are hard to use. Typically, you have a map with many points but few labels, so it’s hard to know or remember what you are looking at. You can also see lists of hikes, waterfalls, et cetera, but there’s no way to put together a coherent picture or plan. Information can be out of date, e.g., the Grove of the Patriarchs at Mt. Ranier is closed with no re-opening date.
By Quark Gluon Plasma

Great Adventures Wendy

If I want to record a past visit you can’t record multiple days at once with drag and drop…would be much easier if you could.
By BuffaloLocal

Map fail

Why did you screw up the map? I liked to be able to easily see which parks I had been to in an area. Bring that back!!!
By Foodraf

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