Big Hike 4+

Essential Hiking Companion

Harry Netzer

    • 4.2 • 29 Ratings
    • Free



Big Hike is the essential tool for Appalachian Trail hikers. With 6000 miles of trail data in Appalachia and beyond, Big Hike locates you in real time with meter accuracy. Don't worry about cell service, Big Hike works offline. Big Hike also allows you to leave public comments, which sync with the website giving you a record for friends and family to follow along.

Big Hike provides data on the following trails, free to download: the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail (Vermont), Long Path (New York), C&O Canal Towpath (Maryland), Benton MacKaye, Art Loeb and Pinhoti Trails (North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama), Condor Trail (California), and many other trails in the Smokies, Catskills, Shenandoah National Park, the White Mountains (New Hampshire), and Baxter State Park (Maine).

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Danny Strayer ,

Great AT app and free!

I didn’t want to shell out the money for Guthook, especially without trying it first. Found this app and it’s great! While it doesn’t have the amount of info as a complete guidebook, it’s free. I have a paper guide for the AT and also use this app. Together it’s perfect. This app lets me see where I am, what’s coming up, the elevation gain and loss. Really great to plan ahead. Sometimes it has Hostel info and such. I did see a few spots where the trail must have been rerouted and this app doesn’t know that but hey, for a free app this is amazing for what you get!

MaxwellG ,

Great App for Appalachian Trail Navigation

This is a great app that allows you to easily see how far you are from the Appalachian Trail. Once you are on the trail it is very easy to see what is ahead or behind you with detailed mileage information. Each waypoint has more information and shelters are bolded which make them easy to find. There is also information and data for several trails that cross the Appalachian Trail. This is a great app that any Appalachian Trail hiker would find very valuable.

FletchMan123 ,

Great app that works offline

I’ve been using this app on the AT in 2019 and it’s been great. The map lets you see both the details and the broad overview. Waypoints have been accurate and best of all it works offline. I keep my phone in airplane mode, so this was crucial. I’m still not sure if I’m going to shell out for guthook or maybe just get the AT Guide to cross reference. Seems like Big Hike has almost everything I need to know.

App Privacy

The developer, Harry Netzer, 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:

  • Usage Data

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

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