Gaia GPS: Mobile Trail Maps 4+

Hiking, Overlanding, Camping


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Adventure confidently with Gaia GPS. Discover new routes with worldwide maps. Find your way in the backcountry with leading navigation tools – no cell service needed.

Whether you’re out in the snow or exploring scenic hiking trails and amazing offroad routes, Gaia GPS has you covered. Spend less time looking at your phone and more time taking in the snowy landscapes with the newly redesigned app. Backpack, overland, discover campgrounds and skiing routes, or explore breathtaking hike trails thanks to Gaia GPS.

Make the wilderness your backyard with Gaia GPS. Enjoy the best hiking app, road trip planner, and backcountry navigator – all in one. Reach your next summit out on the snow with offline maps, GPS coordinates, and distance tracker features to help you explore the world around you.

Cruise through popular ski tracks or hike trails confidently with GPS navigation tools to guide you through national parks and nature routes. Download the premier outdoor activity app featured in publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and GearJunkie.

• Hike trails and running routes are available on Gaia Topo, the ultimate backcountry navigator.
• National parks or backcountry trails – Pave your path out on the snow with nature routes waiting to be explored
• Access the full NatGeo map collection
• Backpack along offroad hiking trails & back to base camp with breadcrumbs
• Distance tracker with altitude and elevation monitoring for each activity

• The Gaia Winter base map is designed for winter activities and works well with other winter layers
• Know current conditions with ski resort information and Nordic trails from OnTheSnow
• Skiing, snowboarding, and more – chase the snow with curated snow mobile trails
• Find the perfect snow with Snow Station and Snow Forecast map layers
• Ski reports help tackle any adventure safely with Slope Angle and Avalanche Forecast layers

• Offroad travel is easy with GPS coordinates
• Offline maps: RV travel is easy with offline maps that track your location, even when far from cell service
• Road trippers can prepare with available parks, route conditions, and activity tracker features

• 4x4 & overlanding adventures are easy to record on Gaia GPS
• Activity tracker and route planner make navigating trails offroad simple
• Follow ski tracks or create your own routes on the fly with snap-to-trail route building
• Maps, routes, and waypoints displayed directly on Apple CarPlay

• GPS coordinates help explore the wilderness while creating routes and tracking progress
• Mark ski tracks, hike trails, routes, & campgrounds
• Share your data with clients & fellow guides to improve Gaia GPS

• Access 300+ maps including NatGeo Trails Illustrated, Private Lands, weather forecasts, and more
• Offline maps to download anytime.
• Weather, terrain, and safety features
• Access the Trailforks GPS biking app
• Expert-led online courses on Outside Learn
• Premium access to award-winning films, shows, and live TV on Outside Watch
• Unlimited digital access to Outside Network's 15 iconic brands including Outside, Backpacker and National Park Trips.

Explore the world with Gaia GPS to guide all of your wintry adventures. Enjoy GPS navigation, skiing features, and countless hike trails with Gaia GPS – your perfect outdoor companion.

• Gaia GPS is part of the Outside Network. Create an Outside account to access the app.

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What’s New

Version 2024.6

- Resumed Track recordings now sync to the server correctly
- Search results center correctly on main map on iPad
- Removed privacy toggle on shared folders

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

fv offroads ,

Easy to use

This is in my opinion the most accurate and easy to use GPS app I used so far. Nice to record the trails and make pictures for future exploring.

steevo_j ,

The New GAIA GPS app is a huge mistake

I have been using the old GAIA GPS app for almost 3 years now for all my navigation needs as a bush helicopter pilot, and it has been spreading like wildfire to other pilots and clients who spend time in the bush BUT for some reason the old app has been discontinued and the new one has a number of problems which make it impossible to use. Firstly, they decided to use grey writing, grey on white background, possibly the worst contrast ratio of any colour combination. Try reading that in a bumpy vibrating aircraft in bad weather (which is when you need it most).
Secondly they were so close to having the all round best GPS app ever made, all they needed was to listen to the forums and add a few features that people were requesting, and keep it going, instead they discontinued a winning app and make new inferior version?? Why? What happened...
That being said, the addition of back roads maps is brilliant, thank you. I will take full advantage of this map until they finally make the old app seize to function, and I will no longer be a customer

Dueybot ,

Used to be good

This used to be the best GPS app. I have had it for years. Over the last year I have developed problem after problem. At this point I’m paying 50 bucks a year for something unusable. I have contacted support they are aware of my issues but have no timeline on when they will be addressed..that was months ago. Every update I’m excited it might be fixed and every update in disappointed. Every email I receive about added functionality infuriates me more because they are adding stuff and not fixing the issues.



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