onX Backcountry Snow/Trail GPS 4+

Skiing & Hiking Guidebook Maps

onXmaps, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



3D Mapping
We adventure in three dimensions, your planning should reflect that. With a 3D map you can visualize terrain, scout lines, and plan for hazards before you hit the trail. Whether you’re backcountry skiing, splitboarding, nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, or another human-powered sport, our 3D maps will give you the best picture of the landscape before you even set foot on it.

“3D Maps allow you to scout terrain and very easily see features that could be interesting or problematic, saving you time both in the scouting process and out in the field.” –Professional Skier Griffin Post

Offline Maps
Trustworthy doesn’t even scratch the surface—offline is what we’re made for. Adventure maps made for life beyond cell phone coverage. When you download your Offline Maps to your phone all of the markups you've made for any selected area will be included. Save maps in a 5-, 10-, or 150-mile increments. When you've turned on your Offline Map, the GPS in your phone will connect to satellites to give your real-time location—even when cell signal is long behind you.

Private Lands Map Layer has been added as an all-new Elite subscription feature.

Unlock 365 days of adventure using onX Backcountry. Modes engage an intuitive experience in which you can see maps designed for your season of recreation. Whether you want to see Slope Angle and Aspect in Snow Mode or Wildfire information in Trail, you’ll have the tools you need to make informed decisions in the backcountry.

Snow Safety
“Slope Angle is critical for the backcountry.” –Professional Skier Cody Townsend

With tools like Slope Angle and Slope Aspect in your pocket, you’re carrying exactly what professional ski guides use for a navigation tool. Combine this information with in-app Avalanche Forecasts and Winter Aerial imagery to have a complete winter planning tool for wherever your skis or splitboard take you.

Find your next favorite ski tour, hike, mountain bike ride, or waterfall using onX Backcountry’s Discover tool. Whether you’re looking to get off the couch or get way off the grid, we’ve got an adventure suited for everyone. Find out why Forbes chose us as the “Paramount Navigation App” and explore the 650,000 miles of trails in our App. Unlock 10,000 Featured Adventures to see detailed trail information including photos, description, difficulty, distance, elevation, and more. Also, explore 450,000 outdoor recreation points of interest and more than 54,000 campsites.

3D Maps
Offline Maps
Slope Aspect
Slope Angle
Guidebook Adventures
Map Types
Winter aerial
Air Quality Index
Historic Wildfires
Wildfire Smoke Plume
Active Wildfire
Avalanche Forecast
Public Land Boundaries
Property Maps for all 50 States
Content Sharing
Line Tool
Precision GPS
Waypoint Tool
Area Shape Tool
Mark My Location
Modes (Trail and Snow)
Import/Export GPX Files
Route Difficulty
Points of Interest
Weather Station Data
Historic Avalanche Fatalities
Trail Data

7-Day Free Trial
For your first seven days, you’ll have unlimited access to Offline Maps, SNOTEL data, Line Tool, and 3D maps. After that period, you’ll still have access to beautiful topographic and satellite maps, weather, and Historic Avalanche Fatality information.

The onX Mission
Our mission is to awaken the adventurer inside everyone. onX products are built by adventurers, for adventurers. Our appreciation for wild places drives us to preserve access to the recreation that we cherish. As a company, we invest in land access initiatives to expand and protect open spaces. Read more about our land access initiatives here: https://www.onxmaps.com/onx-access-initiatives

Want to request new features? Contact us at support@onxmaps.com

What’s New

Version 23.9.0

New Features:
Private Lands Map Layer has been added as an all-new Elite subscription feature.
Paid users now have access to digital Ski Guidebooks for the states of Washington and Colorado.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Backroads Buck ,

Best Navigation App!!!

I purchased other nav apps before, and a few were decent, but there wasn’t one that pulled together all the features I love like this one! But the best part of onX Backcountry is the customer service. A couple weeks ago my iPhone battery was dying. The Apple store swapped it out. I backed up my phone, but, of course, none of the passwords back up. I was locked out of my accounts. I went to reset my password but my linked email account was locked and I couldn’t get in. I sent a help request to the onX Backcountry help desk and it was only minutes before they responded, changed my email to my back up account, and sent me a temp password. Start to finish…only a few minutes and I was rucking on! There are no other companies I deal with that have a response time like that! None! The sense of urgency is understood! If you’re debating purchasing this app, hesitate no more! Awesome features, emails with hints and tips to get max usage, and a top-notch help desk if anything goes wrong! Professional from start to finish. I know I’ll be renewing when the time comes because this is a company I can rely on! Run your own race. Hike your own hike. Live your own life. Backroads Buck

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your support of both the Backcountry App and our customer service team. We really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that our team was able to get you back out on the trail!

Glad to hear you're enjoying the App. It really is a game-changer for any time out in the field. Stay safe and have fun out there!

Ben Dibuz ,

This app saved my toes!

Tried this out when backpacking Big Bend for the first time. Ended up getting snowed into a mountaintop campsite with a historic amount of snow. This app gave us the confidence we were going the right way to return to the base when we couldn’t see any trail or tracks at all and needed to get down in time to prevent frostbite.

The tracking works remarkably well and the UI is fairly intuitive. Also seeing the difficulty gradient along the trails is very useful for planning and decision making. My only suggestion would be to make it easier to access and view stats on previously tracked hikes. The only way I could find to access them was by tapping on the path on the map, but sometimes I had hiked the same segment many times making this an imprecise way to find precious data.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ben, thank you for taking the time to share your support and feedback. We really appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that Backcountry helped to lead you safely back home. What a crazy situation!

I can definitely pass your feature request onto the team! We do have the "My Content" menu that would show each individual track once it is created. That may help you to sort out those previous trips.

Thanks again!

Mexico Magico ,

Severely Limited App

Updated review. On second day using app, the server that controls login crashed and couldn’t use the app. I’ve been trying to plan some hikes and this app just has nothing on the alternatives. You can’t navigate between waypoints. Unless a user has uploaded a gps track, the “trails” on the map are pulled from a general USGS database and lack topo and difficulty. Because it’s a new service there are not a lot of reviewed trails. I am going back to my other apps. This one is not ready for prime time.

Initial Review. Just got the app. I also use Trailforks, MTB review, and Gaia (all paid versions). This app is geared toward hiking only. It lacks trail reviews, trail photos, and any other intel that I find helpful in planning an adventure. Great to see that a trail is in the Gunnison NF, or that the Gunnison nF is 1,000,000 acres but I ask you, how does that assist me planning a hike? It does not. Clicking on a trail marks that spot on the trail and highlights the trail. It’s a bit of an awkward functionality. Again show me trail reviews, trail conditions, user photos. Also what’s the point of an app that only shows information for a single use - hiking? All the other apps I use are multi use. So far disappointed.

App Privacy

The developer, onXmaps, 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.

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