Forest Maps 2 4+

Maps of U.S. National Forests

Kinnaman Software LLC

    • 4.7 • 486 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Forest service maps on your iPhone or iPad! This app includes all areas mapped by the United States Forest Service. The map is a single, continuous map, so there's no need to search through menus to find the map you need.

Save favorite spots with map markers that use iCloud to synchronize across your devices.

Upgrade to Pro and get:
• Map downloads. Going off the grid? Download entire forests for use when the Internet is unavailable. GPS-enabled devices such as the iPhone and the Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad show your current location on the map, even when you have no network connection.
• Track recording. Record your track to see where you've been. Each track shows its distance, duration, average speed, and elevation profile. Share your tracks with other Forest Maps users, open them in Google Earth, or export to a GPX file.

This app was not created by and is not affiliated with the United States National Forest Service.

What’s New

Version 2.7.2

Fixed a bug where searched coordinates could be shown in the wrong location.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
486 Ratings

486 Ratings

T. Grunstein ,

Absolute Best

I use OnX hunt and have tried other similar Apps for field use both professionally and recreationally. Forest Maps app is easy, simple to use, accurate, and very well developed. The entire array of maps are downloaded and functional so they are already available. I have ended up using this app more frequently vs it’s competitors due this fact. I can use this App in the field without prior downloading of specific areas or any other planning. It just works all of the time. I wouldn’t change a thing about this App.

buirv ,

If would be great if... iOS 13 users beware...

I rated this App 3 stars for now until they fix it for iOS 13. Ever since I up graded to iOS 13.1.x, the application is broken. It will start up then it just locks up and is unresponsive.
I did send emails to support. All I received was a note back saying “we are sorry you are having trouble...”. The application works great with previous versions of iOS.
Good thing I didn’t update all of my devices. However, I use my phone the most and am bummed I can’t use it on the go. So I use my old iPad for planning trips out to the woods.
One great addition the application could use is a way it import and export pin locations. Especially when programming flaws like this one happens. You won’t loose all your favorite waypoints and locations.
If they fix the app I will write an updated review. Best Regards & good luck.

Developer Response ,

An update to Forest Maps is now available that should fix the problems you've been seeing with the app. If your phone hasn't already updated the app to version 2.4, head over to the App Store to download the update. This update also includes the ability to change marker names and colors. The ability to export markers is planned for the next few months.

Mycr0f7 ,

The app is great premise but needs improvement.

Got this to use when out exploring and usually where I do not have cell coverage. I have down loaded several maps, it doesn’t seem to work well when there is no cell service. Several times the previously downloaded maps wouldn’t load and when zooming in, frequently won’t display more map details unless I have cell coverage. When I do have coverage it works great. Using iPhone 8 with the current iOS.

Edit: 3* to 5*
Good response from developers and bug was fixed.

Developer Response ,

We've found the cause of the issue where downloaded maps sometimes didn't load, and the app has been updated with a fix. Download version 2.3, and you should be good to go!

In-App Purchases

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Download maps and record your tracks

App Privacy

The developer, Kinnaman Software LLC, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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