Gaia GPS: Mobile Trail Maps 4+
Hiking, Overlanding, Camping
- Offers In-App Purchases
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.
Discover scenic hike trails, camping sites, and amazing offroad routes with Gaia GPS. Enjoy easy-to-read maps to backpack and explore nature conveniently. Make the great outdoors your backyard with Gaia GPS – the best backcountry navigator for hiking, camping and exploring the wilderness. Do more with offline maps, route planner, and distance tracker features that help you navigate the great outdoors.
Gaia GPS is the offroad travel app that provides the best GPS navigation tools to help you explore the world. Download the premier outdoor activity app featured in publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and GearJunkie.
HIKING, BACKPACKING, TRAIL RUNNING
• Plan routes and hiking trails with Gaia Topo, the ultimate backcountry navigator.
• Explore hundreds of professional topographic maps from Nat Geo Trails Illustrated, USFS, and hi-res satellite imagery.
• Nature routes made for exploring the wilderness, from national parks to backcountry trails.
• Offline maps: RV travel is easy with maps that track your location, even when far from cell service.
• Navigate routes offroad & leave breadcrumbs on maps so you can find your way back to base camp.
• Our hiking app includes an altitude, elevation and distance tracker for each activity.
• Mark campgrounds and points of interest with GPS coordinates and drop photo waypoints.
COMPLETE TRIP PLANNER
• Road trip planner helps you prepare for offroad travel.
• Route planner lets you create routes on the fly and navigate with confidence.
• Weather predictions help you stay on top of changing conditions.
• Monitor wildfire activity directly in-app.
• Explore the wilderness and discover routes with the top backcountry navigator – Gaia Topo.
A COMPLETE CAMPING APP
• Campgrounds and camping sites are yours to discover directly in-app.
• Find your next campsite far from crowds with public and private land boundaries and USFS maps.
• GPS navigation tools & GPS coordinates help mark your base camp and points of interest.
• The premier offroad activity app for planning, navigating, and recording 4x4 and overlanding adventures.
• Navigate through trails offroad with an activity tracker and route planner
• Create routes on the fly with snap-to-trail route building.
• Display your maps, routes, and waypoints on your dashboard with CarPlay integration.
BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATOR FOR SKIING
• Get avalanche forecast and terrain information with slope angle shading & topographic maps information.
• Record your ski tracks as you navigate through trails & get SNOTEL data.
• Offline maps & GPS navigation help track your location so you always find your way back.
• The preferred GPS navigation app for outdoor professionals.
• Create routes with GPS coordinates and share maps, tracks, and waypoints with your team.
• Mark hiking trails, routes, campgrounds, & water sources.
• Share data with clients & fellow guides.
• Free – limited maps, for online use only.
• Gaia GPS with Outside+ gives you expert-guided navigation, award-winning adventure films, premium content from Outside Online, access to Trailforks Pro, and more!
Explore the world around you with Gaia GPS. Enjoy GPS navigation, route planner features, and countless trails and campgrounds to discover. Gaia GPS is your perfect outdoor activity helper.
• Gaia GPS is part of the Outside Inc, family. Create an Outside account to access the map.
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• Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period.
• Fix bug that caused custom map sources to not display. This may have manifested as a black map for some users.
• Fixed a crash that could happen when viewing a folder that was sorted alphabetically
• Fix details drawer not showing information for Saved Hikes
• Fix a bug where folders created on web containing only waypoints were being hidden by default
• Fix a bug where new waypoints did not unfade after starting a map download
Ratings and Reviews
Gaia came to save the day !
While taking a new way from Colorado to Utah I went through a dead zone where my navigating app dropped completely with no signal to accurately follow my pre planned route so I resorted to my compass and map and proceeded to follow what it looked to be the appropriate way on the map and have in mind all of these while a Thunderstorm is raging in the background. So after my soon to discover erroneous choice and 27+ miles later of Offroad muddy rainy and lighting strikes all around… I must admit even so I love off-roading being alone in a remote area under these conditions was a bit intimidating. Well short story this route came to a holt because of a lock gate. Realizing my mistake I turned around and had no choice but to drive back through the storm I was hoping to out run so needless to say the area was beautiful but the storm was making it a bit harder to appreciate at the moment. After what it seemed a while of negotiating wet obstacles under lighting and Phone Alerts to seek Higher ground I made it back to the main road this time deciding to make a quick right and seek shelter while I figure out my next move. I drove maybe a couple hundred yards and I remember I had previously downloaded this region map on GAIA so I loaded it and YEAH ! here where the answers I needed, clear marked mapped routes and completely offline. So here it is Gaia thanks for saving the Day !!
Best I've found by a wide margin!
Gaia's accuracy even when I have zero service is pretty dang impressive. It's often spot on perfect but even when it isn't, it's not far off. At the very least it's always close enough for me to find my way. It also seems to have a bigger database of trails than any of the other apps I've used. Reviews of trails written by other users have always been helpful and led to some great gems and tips on what to expect for a given trail.
The feature I personally love the most is the trail tracing feature. You can create two or more waypoints and Gaia will generate a trail path to get you to your destination. It's particularly dumb proof for those of us who are map challenged, and I loooove that it includes a distance estimate. It helps plan my endurance, meals/snacks, time allotment, and expectations. If you want, you can break a single hike into several waypoints so you can know about how long each leg of the trip is. This can help line up your map trail so you can know when to expect obstacles, challenges, route changes, or noteworthy milestones listed in user reviews. For example: "4 and a half miles in there's a really dicey scramble up steep shale. Take your time and be careful!"
I *never* write reviews, so it's saying something that I'm impressed enough to write one at all. 11/10 would recommend.
Importing back country camping zones
I use the Gaia iPhone app almost exclusively to plan my adventures, and I rely on it constantly while hiking to stay oriented and on plan. It gives me the peace of mind to tackle trips I would otherwise not feel comfortable attempting. For planning I use the app literally hours each day: route creating, adjusting, recreating; adding waypoints for important, interesting things to note while hiking; relying on the included interactive trail lines and the various map layers to design accurate, safe trips. It is by far the most important tool in my hiking toolbox. Even though I’ve gotten quite good at using the app, I’m continually finding new and amazing things it can do. For instance, I’m planning a backpacking trip to Denali where backcountry camping is regulated by zones and quotas. The National Park Service has a wonderful paper map that shows these zones. I found that their website allowed me to download a data file of the zones and to my delight I discovered the Gaia app easily imported them along with included metadata. What an amazing planning feature. I have many other examples of how I use the app but will save them for future reviews. Don’t think twice: buy the pro version and use it, use it, use it.
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- 119.8 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Gaia GPS Premium $39.99
- Gaia GPS Member $19.99
- Gaia GPS Premium with Outside+ $59.99
- Outside+ (Legacy) $47.99
- Gaia GPS Test Intro Offers $39.99
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