Hiking & Skiing - PeakVisor 4+

Peak Finder with 3D Maps

Routes Software SRL

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 10.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


PeakVisor will make you a champion of mountain navigation, putting state-of-the-art Peak Identification, 3D Maps, Trails, and outdoor GPS tracking into the palm of your hand. Our app is a one-stop shop for all your mountain adventures: hiking, skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and more. But PeakVisor is more than just another outdoors app; it’s an immersion into a carefully crafted 3D world that will give you an unprecedented understanding of the nuances of a mountain’s terrain.

“PeakVisor uses your iPhone’s camera and augmented reality (AR) technology to display names and elevations of nearby peaks. The information will appear on your phone like magic.”
- App Store, Take the Trail Less Traveled

Here’s a brief orientation on the tools we offer to get oriented in the mountains:

● 3D Maps
As human athletic achievement progresses in the mountains, so does the technology to assist your adventures. With PeakVisor, you unlock the topo maps of the future; our cutting-edge technology with high-precision terrain modeling offers deep insight into the mountain landscape of your choice. With one glance, you be blessed with years of knowledge about an area’s terrain.

● Identify Peaks
Identify more than a million mountains, hills, buttes, spires, and more from all over the world, with a detailed profile for each of them! Our app shows you altitude, topographic prominence, mountain range, national parks or reserves, as well as photos and additional Wikipedia articles.

● Plan Hiking Routes
A vast network of worldwide hiking trails and walking pathways included in PeakVisor’s 3D Maps will help you compose a hiking route which includes evaluating the distance you can expect to hike as well as a route’s elevation profile and estimated time for completion.

● Skiing
In winter mountain sports, PeakVisor’s topographic 3D Maps allow a visual understanding of the terrain and provide detailed information about mountain lifts, ski resort trails, and backcountry ski touring routes. The app also offers features such as winter mode and a slope steepness overlay to identify avalanche terrain on your route.

● Cable Cars and Mountain Huts are inlaid onto our 3D Maps, complete with schedules. This is especially useful in Europe, where many objectives involve a cable car ride to gain some altitude, lest you want to do some genuinely punishing climbs. And you haven’t experienced the old-world mountain culture until you’ve had a memorable meal and night at a rustic mountain hut in the high country.

● Peak Bagging
The app offers monthly climbing challenges and Peak Bagging competitions to keep the motivation where it needs to be…UP.

● Animated Flyover Videos
You can even initiate a ‘Flyover,’ our visually stunning animations that give you a token video of your route to show family and friends or inspire some memories down the road.

● GPS Tracking
Track any outdoor adventures, whether hiking, skiing, mountain biking, etc. Post-adventure, you can visualize your route in the miniature 3D world, check out stats like distance and elevation gain, and export a GPX file of your new route.

● Lock-Screen Navigation

● All Features Work Offline

PeakVisor is the Swiss army knife for outdoor adventure, one that you will soon find indispensable while in the mountains. With so many features at your fingertips, you’ll find value from the app whenever you're on the trail.

PeakVisor PRO is a premium subscription that allows you to use the app without any limitations. By subscribing to PeakVisor PRO you make it possible for us to focus on the continued development of the app. PeakVisor PRO is available as a monthly or annual subscription. We have no advertising on the app; all revenue comes from our user subscriptions. We constantly modify the app and offer an update each week, always with new features and fewer bugs. You may find more details in our Terms and Privacy Policy by the link → https://peakvisor.com/en/terms.html

What’s New

Version 5.5

Introducing our new weather forecast feature, now available for any hiking location of your choice. We've also added snow depth details to the 3D map. Plus, don't forget to check the app to find out which mountain huts are currently open!
PeakVisor has included mountain huts on its 3D Maps for years. This week, we expanded this feature to include whether or not the hut is open and closed, as well as schedules for dining and overnight stays. Our dataset now includes thousands of huts, with more added weekly. The latest version brings us one step closer to PeakVisor’s goal of being a one-stop shop to plan an adventure.
Even more UX improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.4K Ratings

10.4K Ratings

Clint Arthemis Golub ,

Incredible detail

I’ve used PeakFinder AR for close to 7 years (before there was decent AR) and only last summer decided to check out Peak Visor and wow. In the decade since early mountain and star identifying apps first made their appearance on the iPhone, apps like Peak Visor have taken the concepts and massively expanded upon them. For one, greater CPU power has allowed beautifully rendered graphics, and greater accuracy in the graphic overlay HUD that pops over the mountains. In Peak Finder, you had to open the “camera” function to see the tags over the actual mountains themselves which was a real pain. But even more incredible is the 3D map you can double-tap if you point your iPhone down. It’ll not only let you teleport anywhere in the world, but really let’s you explore topography that’s difficult to physically reach, with dozens upon dozen of mountain tags; even in the most remote parts of the British Columbia or south-eastern Al. You can also preemptively download vast swaths of the planet you expect to go exploring in before you arrive, so when you open up PV, it’ll instantly have a ton of data to give you. Coupling this app with Gaia/AllTrails and Google Earth has been real game changer for me, and even when I’m just driving down the interstate, if I see any mountains that catch my curiosity, I instinctively pull for this app. It’s become that integral to me. Perfect 5 stars, we’ll worth the cheap price.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your in-depth review! The words like yours help us moving forward and push the boundaries of what could be done on a mobile device. We have many improvements in the roadmap and we hope they'll get you even more excited.

Robbo Mon ,

Amazing tool for learning the mountains

I have been very impressed with the breadth and abilities of this app. It has become my go-to tool for learning about the topography of mountains in California. Many times before this app, I had wondered what mountains I could see. This app makes incredibly easy to find out.

Before going on trips, I enjoy using the teleport feature to see the layout of the area. You can see relatively detailed images that give you a good idea of how your path will look from each position, so it’s useful for back-country treks where good trails aren’t available. The new 3D feature is very useful here as well. There are actually quite a few trails uploaded here too, so it is useful when you want to find the direction to a trail.

Both live and picture-based landscape matching work really well. I appreciate the download zone option, since there isn’t always service in the mountains. The landscapes are surprisingly accurate, and all of the features are easy to use.

JRobert.Wilton ,

Wonderful, but know that it uses a lot of data.

Update: The developer has explained that the data is necessarily large but that it can be pre-downloaded at home to save data quota. Since that was my only complaint I've upped my rating to 5-stars. Users on a measured plan should understand that the the app will pull a lot of data in the field if it hasn't been previously downloaded.

It really is quite amazing at identifying peaks - point and shoot! - and I feel bad about dissing it. But in 3 or so minutes, over a less than 30 degree segment of the horizon, it just blew through my - admittedly low, 100MB - entire monthly data allowance. This won't be a barrier for most people but those light-users on a measured plan, as I am, should know upfront: expect a hefty download to do what it does.

Developer Response ,

Hello Robert, we are sorry for the issue. In fact, the terrain data models are quite heavy and it is advised to download maps on WiFi before going out. That way you save the battery (cellular data consumes a lot) and the traffic itself. The app works perfectly offline. There will be some warnings in the future, in order to prevent unexpected download of a large data volume over cellular data. Also, there is a great many other improvements coming soon. Thank you!


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The developer, Routes Software SRL, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Location
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