Avenza Maps, #1 app for hiking, biking and all trails. Featuring maps from National Geographic, national parks and more!

On your next adventure, stay on track with GPS using offline mobile maps. Make your own maps? Import your custom maps and never get lost off the grid.

Explore the largest mobile Map Store of hiking, topographic, cycling, city, nautical, travel, and trail maps. Featuring maps from professional publishers including National Geographic, National Park Service, and the US Forest Service. Discover maps for your next camping, fishing, or backpacking trip with your family and friends. Navigate confidently when off-roading or taking those backcountry trails. Precisely identify your location with what3words and stay safe wherever you are.

Avenza Maps is free and the best map app for recreational use. Maps are available for free or purchase from the in-app Map Store. Plus subscription is available for unlimited custom map imports. Pro subscription is available for professional users with full access to all features and mapping tools.

Avenza Maps for your offline adventures on all trails!

- Locate your realtime GPS position and find direction, even when offline
- Record GPS tracks during your activities
- Navigate to features using compass tools
- Add photos and notes to any location
- Add placemarks to your map and style them with recreational symbols
- Measure distances and estimate times
- Supports KML, GPX, and CSV Formats

Search and download maps by activity, category, and specific publishers with premium maps from:
- National Geographic
- Michelin
- Backroad Mapbooks (BRMB)
- New York - New Jersey Trail Conference
- USFS (United States Forest Service)
- USGS (United States Geological Survey)
- FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
- BLM (Bureau of Land Management)
- HarperCollins
- DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer / Garmin
- BaseImage
- National Park Service
- And thousands more!
A free account lets you access all of your map downloads.

For recreational and power users who need more
- Unlimited import of your own geospatial PDF, GeoPDF®, and GeoTIFF maps
- Create geofences for up to 50 individual features and up to four geofence layers

For professionals and organizations who require an offline mapping solution with location awareness with more features and tools
- Unlimited import of your own geospatial PDF, GeoPDF®, and GeoTIFF maps
- GPS averaging, additional coordinate display formats, custom symbol sets
- Connect high-accuracy GPS devices including Trimble, Bad Elf, and Dual via Bluetooth
- Created unlimited geofences and get global geofence notifications
- Convert tracks to areas
- Map orientation lock
- Import and export Esri® Shapefiles
- Import and manage custom symbology sets
- Priority technical support
Avenza Maps Pro subscription required for commercial, academic, government, and professional use.

Avenza Maps Plus and Pro are available as annual subscriptions. You can subscribe and pay through your Apple ID. Subscriptions are 12 months in duration and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the rate of your selected plan. Auto-renewal can be turned off in your iTunes Account Settings. If you didn’t use iTunes to subscribe, you can manage your subscription through Avenza.

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What’s New

Version 3.15

Thanks for using Avenza Maps!
This update includes:
- Placemark sharing improvements
- You can now edit layers to set default names for new Placemark features
- GPX data exports now fully conform to industry-standard guidelines
- Various UI improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78.5K Ratings

78.5K Ratings

Starlisa Black ,

Amazing app for national forest lands

I got this specifically to get our local National Forest maps, without knowing how wonderful it really was. I’m so glad I did. I am able to plot pins in favorite little hidden campsites, lay tracks so I can navigate back to unusual places or check how long it takes to get there. I can even add photos to those spots. Buying the national forest map so this way costs about half the price of the printed versions and with the advantage of being interactive. Another major bonus is on my phone it works off satellite and doesn’t depend on cell service. Many national forest areas have no cell service but I can still use the map. Of course it does use up your battery so there’s that to prepare for. I charge it when I’m driving with my cigarette lighter adapter.
I’ve also found many local free maps (or very cheap) such as geological surveys.

WaywardHiker ,

Solid App Support

Latest update has performance problems on my iPad. Not sure why, but the latest update has “broken” the map view. By “broken” I mean that when I select a map, the map displays quickly, but you cannot interact (pan/zoom) with the map for 20+ or more seconds. I submitted a support ticket with Avenza. —————- Older: I may have some issues with how Avenza handled the custom maps transition with limiting how many you could have without a pricy subscription. That is a marketing decision, and there are other factors that can be important to consider. Based on my experiences in interacting with their support team, I have found that Avenza has a solid support team and development team behind them. Case in point, iOS 11.3 came out and I discovered shortly after updating, that I could not create placemarks on a map. The app crashed when creating a placemark. This was a real issue for me, as I do this often when planning hikes for parking and such. I reached out to Avenza via their support site and was quickly informed that the the company was aware of the issue and working on a fix. And, they were. Within a day the update was available and the issue that I experienced has been corrected. To me this speaks a lot for a company in how they interact with their customers.

AvidHunter1 ,

Update: Support team is cordially non-responsive

Update to previous review… This update broke the functionality of the app less than two weeks before hunting. Contacted support. Let’s see how responsive they are.

Previous review: I have been experiencing a reported problem for nearly a year, and the software has received numerous updates. While corresponding with the software developers, they cordially give you lip-service, but fail to fix the problem. The problem that I reported is when importing files from iTunes file sharing, the dialog window that is presented does not alpha-numerically sort the files available for selection. Note that when I first reported the problem, their developers were adamant that the dialog Windows sorts by default, which must have been determined by having two test flies loaded on the system. I have upward of 2000 geo-tagged pdf files that I have modified for hunting in the state of Colorado. When these files are presented for import in an I sorted manner, selecting the needed map becomes an aggravating exercise in futility. If you have a lot of files from which to select, you should consider this as a warning because the support team is not competent to provide timely fixes to apparently simple problems.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry to hear that you are having problems with the 3.15 app. We did become aware of some issues and immediately paused the release so that we could get them fixed. We expect to have a patch released very soontheat will resolve these issues.

In regards to your other requests, if you haven't already, please reach out to our support team via so that we can get these issues filed. If you have already done that then please know that they will be looked at, triaged, and slated for development and release by our product management team (separate from Support).

App Privacy

The developer, Avenza Systems Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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