FarOut (formerly Guthook Guides) is the most popular app for long-distance hiking, biking, and paddling.
Explore 100+ trail guides around the world while staying connected to your friends & family back home with our Check-in feature.
WORKS COMPLETELY OFFLINE
Each guide works completely offline, even in airplane mode. It uses your mobile device's internal GPS to display your location and guide you along the trail no matter where you are. Whether you go on a day hike, section hike, or thru hike, FarOut will help you find your way. The majority of thru-hikers use our app on America's Triple Crown trails which include the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAN FOLLOW YOUR ADVENTURE
Invite friends and family to follow you on your adventure. Drop Check-ins along the trail and leave updates to let your followers know you're safe. Adjust your privacy settings, approve followers, find friends to follow, and manage check-ins in the Social menu.
FarOut has your adventure covered with detailed maps showing your exact GPS location, detailed trails, and useful waypoints. All of our data is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept up to date.
-Works offline: no data or internet required after initial setup
-Detailed waypoints and town resupply guides
-Keep your friends and family up to date by checking in and sharing your location
-Detailed offline maps including GPS location, detailed routes, and waypoints
-Elevation profile view to see when your next big climb is
-Create your own custom route and waypoints to plan your trip
-Stay informed by reading real-time waypoint comments from other hikers, bikers, and paddlers
DETAILED WAYPOINTS AND TOWN GUIDES
-Waypoints include: water sources, shelters, campsites, road crossings, trailheads, junctions, viewpoints, peaks, parking, and many others
-Town guides include: accommodation, restaurants, resupply, laundry, post offices, shops, historical sites, and more
UNITED STATES NATIONAL SCENIC TRAILS:
Continental Divide Trail
Ice Age Trail
New England Trail
Pacific Crest Trail
Pacific Northwest Trail
UNITED STATES REGIONAL TRAILS:
Benton MacKaye Trail
Buffalo River Trail
The Colorado Trail
Eagle Rock Loop
Grafton Loop Trail
International Appalachian Trail
John Muir Trail
The Long Trail
Lost Coast Trail
Mid State Trail
Mount Whitney Trail
Ocean to Lake Trail
Ozark Highlands Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail
UNITED STATES TRAIL NETWORKS:
Acadia National Park
Baxter State Park
Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land
Glastenbury & Bald Mountain
Killington & Pico
Maine High Peaks
Monadnock State Park
Pillsbury State Park
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
San Jacinto Mountains
Tumbledown & Little Jackson
White Mountain National Forest
Great Divide Trail
International Appalachian Trail
Greenstone & Caples Track
Australian Alps Walking Track
Cape to Cape
George Bass Coastal Walk
South Coast and Port Davey Track
Three Capes Track
Walk the Yorke
Wilson's Promontory Grand Circuit
Dozens of long-distance routes and Rails to Trails routes across the entire country
UK & EUROPE:
Camino Frances / Camino de Santiago
Camino del Norte
Croatian Long Distance Trail
Coast to Coast, Wainwright's
Hadrian's Wall Path
South Downs Way
Tour du Mont Blanc
West Highland Way
Israel National Trail
Torres del Paine, O & W Circuits (Chile)
If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com
11.1.0: In celebration of the release of the Czech Trail guide, FarOut is now available in the Czech language!
We have also fixed some bugs and made small UI improvements:
- Fixed an issue with app freezing in guides with large sets of waypoints
- Fixed an error where files would not show up as downloaded after initially purchasing a trail guide.
- Added "Mark all as read" for info items in the main guide view.
- Updated the menu titles and responsiveness for ending route drawing in the map view.
Ratings and Reviews
Anything I can do to get this app a 5-star review is worth my time. Everything from the ground up, from the original idea to how well it works on trail is life-changing on the trail and even in the planning stages. I come from 25 years of thru-hiking experience. My hiking days began with National Geographic articles, carrying guide books on trail, and then Halfmile’s maps were a constant companion on the PCT, until the Colorado Trail in 2015. That was my first Guthook experience and it was incredible. In an instant, I was able to see exactly where I was on trail, where the water was or wasn’t, and even the best places in towns in more or less real time. I like the social aspect somewhat, more for the information I really need. I hope Atlas expands to include more trails- while realizing that lesser known trails are less traveled and the return on investment might not be warranted. But there’s a space on my phone for a Guthook on a thru-hike no matter how how short or long, a thru is a thru- my money and yours is well spent within this app.
What a difference this app makes on a thru hike! Although it does take away a bit of the spontaneous adventure out of a hike, it’s more than necessary for the modern interpretation of a thru hike. Being able to plan out your day with accurate up to date information makes it possible to push all the way until dark and not worry about water or a flat spot to camp. The aspect of a community is also great with the ability to easily add your own input and look back on what previous generations of hikers had to say. You’ll see some sweet hidden gems along the trail because of this!
I love the concept for the big trails, and I won’t ever attempt a thru hike without something like it. However, I give 4 stars because there is still a lot of room for improvement. Even in the couple years I’ve had the app they’ve made some good changes, but it still feels a bit awkward navigating through the app on occasion and some features feel a bit lazy. I’m sure as more and more folks start to flood the trails who are used to the constant influence of technology the app will feel pressure to change.
Overall it serves the purpose great, and the GPS feature could literally be a life saver. Just don’t get too caught up in the constant updates on mileage.
Awesome Waypoint Feature Update
Guthook has been my go-to app for AT hiking since day one!!! I even carry the printed guide as backup for the phone. I opened the app for the first time in a while for my next hike and was very pleased to see such a useful feature update in an already amazing app.
The only thing I would ask for is it would be nice to be able to display distances between waypoints with the starting waypoint set to zero.
See, I use routes to plan the section and waypoints to break the section up into daily goals. It would be very useful to surface data on my progress through the day. I know I could create a whole new route for each day of the hike but this makes it more difficult to see the big picture of overall progress. It would be great to see the overall section broken down into easy to view daily goals in a similar way as the full route. Kinda like, mini or, sub-routes.
Developer Response ,
Hi Lunuxian. Thanks for the feedback, and the suggestion. If you'd like to get in touch with more specifics of what you'd like in the measurement feature, please give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have an ongoing list of projects to start soon, and it sounds like some of those ideas could fit into what we're already thinking about.
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- 145 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Appalachian Trail $59.99
- AT Section 1: GA/NC $8.99
- Pacific Crest Trail by Guthook $34.99
- AT Section 2: NC & TN $8.99
- Colorado Trail Hiker $19.99
- AT Section 4: Northern VA $8.99
- John Muir Trail by Guthook $19.99
- AT Section 5: PA & MD $8.99
- Arizona Trail $14.99
- AT Section 3: Southern Virginia $8.99