Explore trails around the world while staying connected to your loved ones back home. Friends & family can now follow you as you hike with our new social feature.

Guthook Guides is the most popular app for hiking on long-distance trails! Explore the best trails around the world with your own personal handheld trail guide.

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.

Invite friends and family to follow you on your adventure. 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.

Guthook Guides has your adventure covered with detailed maps showing your exact GPS location, detailed trails, and useful waypoints. 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
-Detailed waypoints and town resupply guides
-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 and waypoints 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 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
Arizona Trail
Continental Divide Trail
Florida Trail
Ice Age Trail
New England Trail
Pacific Crest Trail
Pacific Northwest Trail

Benton MacKaye Trail
Buckeye 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
Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway
Mount Whitney Trail
Ocean to Lake Trail
Ouachita Trail
Ozark Highlands Trail
Pinhoti Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail
Tully Trail
Wonderland Trail
Acadia National Park
Baxter State Park
Camden Hills
Cutler Coast
Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land
Glastenbury & Bald Mountain
Gulf Hagas
Killington & Pico
Maine High Peaks
Mahoosuc Range
Monadnock State Park
Mount Mansfield
Mount Sunapee
Pillsbury State Park
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
San Jacinto Mountains
Stratton Mountain
Tumbledown & Little Jackson
White Mountain National Forest
Worcester Range

Great Divide Trail
International Appalachian Trail

Te Araroa
Greenstone & Caples Track
Kepler Track
Milford Track
Routeburn Track

Australian Alps Walking Track
Bibbulmun Track
Cape to Cape
George Bass Coastal Walk
Heysen Trail
Larapinta Trail
Overland Track
South Coast and Port Davey Track
Three Capes Track
Walk the Yorke
Wilson's Promontory Grand Circuit

Camino Frances / Camino de Santiago
Camino Finisterre
Camino del Norte
Croatian Long Distance Trail
Coast to Coast, Wainwright's
Cotswold Way
Hadrian's Wall Path
The Ridgeway
South Downs Way
Tour du Mont Blanc
West Highland Way

Israel National Trail
Jordan Trail

Torres del Paine, O & W Circuits (Chile)

If you have any questions, please email us at

What’s New

Version 10.2.5

10.2.5: Nothing to see here.. just a few minor under the hood changes.

10.2.3: Fixed a quirky issue causing comments to be duplicated when editing before they're saved to our backend on weaker connections.

10.2.2: More bug fixes! This time they're to resolve the freezing issue some were seeing when loading trails on app start up and an under the hood fix to speed up guide syncing.

10.2.1: Squashed some pesky bugs including crashes related to calculating waypoint distances, disappearing custom waypoints, and duplicate waypoints in the List view. Thanks to everyone who submitted feedback and helped troubleshoot!

10.2: Introducing Area Info! This new feature shows important and helpful information about zones along the trail including: fire closures, reroutes, camping restrictions, wildlife reporting, permit requirements, & more. Scroll around your map to see affected areas, learn about the history of regions, and be sure you’re following regulations. The initial release adds this functionality to the AT & Long Trail. PCT & many more coming soon!

As with every release, we have worked hard to squash a number of bugs too. Thanks for sending us your bug reports. We’ll keep working on them!

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15.4K Ratings

15.4K 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.

Jerseyfre$h ,

The Best!

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.

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 DE, Inc., 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:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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