Walk The Distance 4+

Count daily steps on AT, PCT

Virtual Walk LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Newly released: Walk the distance of the Triple Crown! (AT, PCT, CDT)

Use your daily walking/running distance recorded from Health, Fitbit or Garmin app to complete the distance of really long (and some short) trails. See other users completing the same route, and don't let them pass you!

Current Trails include:
- Appalachian Trail
- Pacific Crest Trail
- Continental Divide Trail
- John Muir Trail
- Camino de Santiago
- and many more!

No third-party device or app needed! The Health App tracks your walking automatically using the pedometer built into the iPhone. WalkTheDistance puts that data to good use; showing you how far you would be if you were walking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and other featured routes in cities and national parks around the world.

The Health App works for everyone, but this app also works with the Fitbit and Garmin devices!

The Appalachian Trail is really long. So we added checkpoints along the way to help you stay motivated. For the Appalachian trail, checkpoints are shelters where you can "stay the night", along with some points that provide a good view. Checkpoints vary by walk, and of course you cannot unlock checkpoints until you reach them!

Walk with other users! Walk with everyone, or just walk with your friends. You can easily add friends to walk with you on your walk. Get notified when someone passes you. Stay motivated and don't let them beat you!

This app is "activate it and leave it". It uses virtually no power while in the background. It pulls your walking/running distance from the Health app once every hour in the background, or every time you open the app. When you reach checkpoints or get passed by friends, you will get notifications on your phone letting you know.

Free walks in each category (Appalachian Trail, Marathons, Cities, National Parks), then other walks are available for purchase for $0.99 (or equivalent local currency).

Feedback welcome! This app was built based on feedback from users. There is an "email me" link under settings. We would love to hear what routes you want added and what features you'd like to see.

**Based on Virtual Walk an app that was Named Best Walking App for 2013 in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards


"very addictive to want to put in an extra mile..."

"alleviate the monotonous nature of dog walking..."

What’s New

Version 5.1.21

- Setting up for the Florida National Scenic Trail.. coming soon!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

awilson127 ,

Great walking motivation app

I’ve been looking for this type of app for a while now, after I changed from Fitbit, which has walking challenges on it, to Apple smartwatch which has no challenges on it. I would highly recommend this app if this is the type of exercise challenge that you want, I’ve paid for the full experience and its well worth it, after all we’re can you get motivation like this for 50p a week? Ok my review is done, I’m off for my second walk round London

Slimmer mummy ,

Hidden gem

This is a hidden gem of an app . It syncs up brilliantly with watch and sends me notifications when you pass a certain information point. I’ve now bought quite a few of the walks as a bundle so I can choose which ones to activate and work my way through them. Keeps me motivated and if you are like me and need a little nudge to keep walking even round the house this is the app for you.

sophiehughesuk ,

Brilliant app!

I absolutely love this app! It’s easy to use, works brilliantly and it’s such an awesome idea! I’ve been looking for something to track distance on the Appalachian Trail from here in the less exotic UK, and it’s great! I love all the info points along the way too, and the fact you an add your friends. Definitely keeps you motivated and makes you get out and about more! Thanks for making this app :-)

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