FarOut Guides 12+

GPS Maps: Hiking Biking Paddle

Atlas Guides DE, Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



FarOut (formerly Guthook Guides) is the most popular app for long-distance hiking, biking, and paddling.

Explore 100+ trail guides around the world while staying connected to your friends & family back home with our Check-in feature.

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, FarOut will help you find your way. 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 updates to let your followers know you're safe. Adjust your privacy settings, approve followers, find friends to follow, and manage check-ins in the Social menu.

FarOut has your adventure covered with detailed maps showing your exact GPS location, detailed trails, and useful waypoints. All of our data is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept up to date.

-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 offline 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
-Stay informed by reading real-time waypoint comments from other hikers, bikers, and paddlers

-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

Allegheny 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

Dozens of long-distance routes and Rails to Trails routes across the entire country

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, email us at support@faroutguides.com

What’s New

Version 11.5.2

11.5.2: We've overhauled and modernized our entire underlying persistence framework. You shouldn't see too much of a visual difference outside a few UI changes, but there has been a ton of work put in by our team to make this release a reality. Hope you enjoy and happy trails!

-Updated to Apple's Core Data persistence framework for improved reliability
-UI improvements to the store list view and guide details views
-Improved offline data storage and syncing
-Fixed a couple bugs causing crashes related to migrating on device data to the new database framework
-Fixed a bug related to GPS route tracking in airplane mode
-Fixed a bug related to comment voting causing UI to reset incorrectly when removing a vote
-There were a lot more boring bugs fixed too

11.1.5: Laying the groundwork to update our user management capabilities along with a couple quality of life improvements and bug fixes in this release:

-Functionality to rename and notify users who have the same username as other users
-Log in with email address enabled
-Made create account and sign in optional during onboarding sequence
-Added error handling for usernames that include spaces
-Added error handling for usernames that include emojis
-Fixed a bug to allow for switching of distance units in settings
-Fixed option titles in settings to be consistent

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18.5K Ratings

18.5K Ratings

michtanger (Pickup) ,

World Class Hiking App!

FarOut long trail hiking products are the very best for novice and experienced backpackers alike. They are simple, reliable detailed maps with everything a backpacker needs for a successful hike. The maps are routinely updated to ensure accuracy and saved me a couple times when I wondered off trail on the PCT while not paying enough attention. The embedded trail alerts and user generated reports on water sources and camping are invaluable. I have hiked many times with and without FarOut map products on various trails. If they are available for your hike, pay the very reasonable price and don’t set out without FarOut in hand. One more thing, their tech support is second to none. I needed to have my account reset and several of my previously purchased hiking products reloaded to my account and tech support (Kevin) got right on it and gave me the personalized attention that companies rarely provide in the post Covid world. I was up and running again in no time. These guys are the best! Thanks FarOut.

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

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

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