Guthook Guides help you get to the places you’ve dreamed of! Explore the most popular hiking and biking trails around the world with your own personal handheld trail guide.

*** NEW SOCIAL FEATURE: Invite friends and family to follow you on your hike. Drop check-ins along the trail and leave message updates to let your followers know you’re safe. Adjust your privacy settings, approve followers, request to follow other hikers, and manage check-ins in the new Social Feed menu.

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, Guthook Guides will help you find your way without getting lost on the trail. 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.

Guthook Guides has your adventure covered with detailed maps showing your exact GPS location, thousands of miles of trail routes, and over 10,000 waypoint details. All of the data for our trails is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept up to date.

Let Guthook guide your next adventure!

-Works offline, no data or internet required after initial setup
-Keep your friends and family up to date by checking in and sharing your location
-Detailed maps including GPS location, detailed routes, and waypoints
-Elevation profile view to see when your next big climb is
-Create your own custom route to plan your trip with the route builder tool
-Stay informed by reading real-time waypoint comments by other hikers and leave your own
-Choose from multiple offline map sets

-Waypoints are plotted on the main trail, approach trails, side trails, and elevation profile
-View waypoint details and photos with up to date comments left by other hikers
-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

-Appalachian Trail
-Pacific Crest Trail
-Continental Divide Trail - The official app of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition
-Arizona Trail - The official app of the Arizona Trail Association
-Pacific Northwest Trail - The official app of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association
-Ice Age Trail - The official app of the Ice Age Trail Alliance
-The Florida Trail - In collaboration with Florida Hikes

-The John Muir Trail
-The Colorado Trail - The official app of The Colorado Trail Foundation
-The Wonderland Trail - In partnership with Tami Asars (in Mt Rainier National Park)
-Tahoe Rim Trail
-Mount Whitney Trail
-Buckeye Trail
-Mid State Trail
-Benton Mackaye Trail
-The Long Trail (Vermont)
-The White Mountains (New Hampshire and Maine)
-Baxter State Park (Maine)
-The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway (New Hampshire)
-Acadia National Park (Maine)
-San Jacinto Trail system
-Arkansas trails: Ouachita Trail, Buffalo River Trail, Eagle Rock Loop, Ozark Highlands Trail
-Many State Parks and mountain areas across New England

-Camino de Santiago - Camino Frances (St James' Way in Spain)
-Camino del Norte
-Te Araroa (New Zealand's National Hiking Trail)
-Great Divide Trail - The official app of the Great Divide Trail
-Croatian Long Distance Trail
-Janapar Trail
-Jordan Trail
-Trailblazer British Walking Guides: Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, Hadrian’s Wall Path, Cotswold Way, West Highland Way, South Downs Way, and Ridgeway
-Australia and New Zealand: Bibbulmun Track, Overland Track, Three Capes Track, Cape to Cape, Larapinta Trail

If you have any questions, please email us at

What’s New

Version 9.3.4

9.3.4: Bug fixes: Some GPS issues, some missing file issues, and a few random crashes happening in the databook view.

Let us know if you have any trouble by emailing us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12K Ratings

12K Ratings

JamesLosAngeles ,

A must have app for backpacking. Awesome!

I am a novice backpacker, but this app helped me plan and hike like an expert. I just used the JMT app on a 55 mile backpacking trip. The app helped me plan and adjust my trip real time with the notes of backpackers that walked the trail just before me. The app allows you to plan everything from campsites, water, and resupply points. I also like the elevation profile feature that allows you to plan the miles for the day. You know whether the trail will be an uphill trek and by how much elevation. The backpacker comment feature in the app is very important and useful. Hikers can make posts about trail conditions, so you can learn if you have to hike two miles for water or ten miles. A map may show you a river crossing, but this app will let you know if the river is actually flowing when a previous hiker posts an update. This app gives you near real time information to plan your hike. This app doesn’t just show you where you are every step of the way, the app provides useful information and photos of important trail features along the way. The app works with your phone’s own GPS and does not require a cellular connection. Awesome app! Highly recommend.

Silver Supertramp ,


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.

Linuxian ,

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 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.

In-App Purchases

Guthook's Appalachian Trail
2180-mile Appalachian Trail
Pacific Crest Trail by Guthook
2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
Continental Divide Trail Guide
Official Continental Divide Trail app
Arizona Trail
Official app of the Arizona Trail Association
Buckeye Trail Thru Hiker
Hike the State of Ohio
John Muir Trail by Guthook
Detailed guide to the iconic John Muir Trail

App Privacy

The developer, Atlas Guides 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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Atlas Guides LLC
94.8 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Guthook's Appalachian Trail $59.99
  2. AT Section 1: GA/NC $8.99
  3. AT Section 5: PA & MD $8.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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