Hiking Project is your comprehensive guide to the best hikes near you, wherever you are.
With the thoroughness of a printed map, we offer full GPS route info, elevation profiles, interactive features, photos, and more. Like a guidebook, we suggest the best featured hikes to explore—either near your current location or in an area you search for. Local experts show you the highlights, challenging features, and insights you need to plan a great day on the trails.
• Find over 74,000 miles of trail to hike with your crew.
• New trails are constantly added to our incredibly detailed hiking database.
• Your exact location is shown on the trail.
• Downloaded trails work offline for when you’re off the grid. (No cell reception required!)
• Enjoy high-resolution photos and detailed topographical trail maps.
• We’ll sync with your to-do list and check ins on HikingProject.com.
By using GPS, we can show your location on trails and vertical profiles. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Bug fixes and maintenance updates.
Ratings and Reviews
Loving this app!
We tools this app out for a spin over the weekend, and it was fantastic! Being able to browse all of the trails at a glance in the area (we were visiting Mt. Laguna in Southern California at the time) was fantastic. Finding a trail with just the right length was obviously great, but one of the features that proved to be quite invaluable was the trail highlight and GPS feature.
Being able to double-check our location against the trail meant never wondering about whether we had taken the right spur (as there were multiple cross-crossing trails along our path) and at one point when we got lost in conversation, we were able to double-check our location and find that we had missed the narrow off-shoot we were to have taken while enjoying each other’s company.
Another incredibly helpful feature was the elevation overview for the trail. Taking a look at it meant being able to ration energy and plan food and water breaks more easily, as well as determining when to take an impromptu break before one of the bigger gains in elevation along the trail. It’s been a wonderful, beautiful little app so far, and I can’t wait to see where else it takes us. Happy trails everyone!
An Incredible Tool
Whether you are a novice to hiking or you’re an expert, this app is a must have. The Hiking Project is an awesome resource for planning your next hiking adventure; it also makes a great resource while on the trail.
It’s trail library curated with excellent standards for photographs and GPS accuracy when submitting new trails to the system. The elevation graphs of the trails are extremely informative and so is the fact that the graphs are interactive. And most of all, this app allows you to accurately determine your own location on the trail in situations where you are conserving your phone’s battery by disconnecting from your cellular network or if you simply lose service.
I still use good, old-fashioned maps of course but a multimodal approach to adventuring has always worked best for me. This app has helped increase my confidence and overall experience out on the trail. Whether backcountry camping or embarking on a day hike, I never play outside without it.
Handy tool for the Appalachian Trail
I used the app to pick a trail segment to hike on the Appalachian Trail. I was able to download the map in advance (very handy since there was minimal data service during the hike). During the hike, it was really handy to see our progress via GPS, see Scenic Looking Spots and view nearby segments. I would like to see information added to the app about when we have to cross a street to continue on the trail and step by step instructions to get to the next segment. It would also be handy if the firepits were marked. We reached the end of the segment, didn’t realize we had to cross a street to get to the shelter further ahead. Then, we spent 30 minutes of hiking searching for a campsite with a fire ring. We were so tired we almost gave up. I’m very pleased with the app overall and will use it to find more local trails and hike other AT segments in the future.
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- Adventure Projects Inc.
- 79.1 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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