TrailSmart: Great Trails of the World is a comprehensive, incredibly handy mobile app providing in-depth coverage of some of our favourite long-distance trails. Use it on its own or as a complement to a printed guidebook. Once downloaded, no Internet connection is required.
*** TrailSmart is fully-functional with all trail content included. In-app purchases are available for the optional offline maps; everything else is already included! No advertising and no hidden costs. ***
Highlights of TrailSmart include:
- An in-depth reference 'Trekopedia' (communities, accommodations, attractions, services, points of interest, etc.)
- Highly customizable routes
- Interactive maps (optionally including detailed offline maps)
- Directions and section-by-section guide, which can be reversed to support walking either direction
- Elevation profile charts
- Dynamic trip stats for your current section, stage, and route
- Toggle between metric / imperial
- An intelligent compass that shows the right direction based on your current location and chosen route (just follow the yellow arrow!)
- Add your own notes (reservation numbers, for ex), including geo-located notes directly on the map
- Export / create backups of your own content and import it on other devices or share with friends
- And much more!
We're covering a growing collection of trails. Our current coverage includes:
- Camino de Santiago (including the Francés, Primitivo, Portugués, Sanabrés, Norte, and Finisterre)
- Cotswold Way (UK)
- West Highland Way (UK)
- Wainwright's Coast to Coast (UK)
- Hadrian's Wall Path (UK)
- Great Ocean Walk (Australia)
- Lycian Way (Turkey)
- Valleys, Trails & Churches of Cappadocia (Turkey)
Got a request? Let us know!
--- In-depth Reference Information ---
TrailSmart's ‘Trekopedia’ is packed with extensive reference information on each trail. Everything can be searched and filtered, viewed on a map, notes can be added (anything from a simple reservation number to a copy-and-pasted blurb from a website), and more.
--- Interactive Offline Maps ---
Powerful, flexible maps that display your current location on your route along with pins showing all the locations included in the Trekopedia (just touch a pin to open its related Trekopedia entry). Filter and do searches. Detailed, high-quality offline maps are also available via in-app purchase, so you have full access to maps even without an Internet connection. When you do have an Internet connection, great online maps are also available.
--- Intelligent Compass ---
Just follow the yellow arrow! TrailSmart's intelligent compass points you in the right direction based on your current location and your selected route, and updates dynamically as you move. It takes into consideration all the twists and turns in your route and can even point you back in the right direction when off-route exploring towns. Never get lost again!
--- Pre-Departure Planning & Preparation ---
TrailSmart makes it easy to plan your route (including configuring the sections you want to follow), organize it into stages, and review distances and elevations (including a handy interactive Elevation Profile Chart). Comes pre-defined with popular routes (full and partial) plus you can create your own or edit ours. Review and rank hotels / guesthouses, flag locations of interest, add your own notes, and more.
--- Up-To-Date Content ---
TrailSmart's content is regularly updated and expanded based on the latest information available to us. You can check for content updates (including entirely new trail datasets) directly inside TrailSmart and download content whenever it is convenient for you (even on the trail), without having to connect to the App Store. Always be up-to-date!
--- No Internet Connection Required ---
All of TrailSmart's content is stored directly on your phone, including our detailed offline maps (once initially downloaded). No Internet connection is required!
We're in the extermination business this week, killing off bugs. This update nails several of the pesky critters, including one that can cause a crash when switching datasets.
As always, our thanks to everyone who's sent in feedback and helped with testing. Much appreciated!
Ratings and Reviews
Best Camino Francés app
Hands down the best app out there if you’re new to the Camino. You don’t need the maps, this app lets you know every turn and albergue. I just did my first Camino and i have to say, i used this app every day and just threw away the book i had. The albergue list is perhaps the best feature. If you’re new to the Camino and are worried about how it will be, trust in yourself that you’ll be fine and use this app, everyone I met on the Camino switched to it once I showed them, and it’s free. You’ll see when you get out there what I mean
Developer Response ,
Thank you for that great review! Made my day. :-) I'm happy to hear that the app helped you on your Camino. If you have any suggestions on how we can keep improving TrailSmart, please send an email. And we're always looking for recommendations on Camino routes or other long-distance trails you think we should cover.
I found TrailSmart invaluable while walking the Camino Francés, especially the interactive map. I introduced it to a British couple met along the Way who later said “you saved our life by telling us about TrailSmart”. That’s a bit overkill, but it helped them when they got off the beaten path. I especially like the offline capability of the interactive map as being from the States data can be expensive overseas. It is loaded with information. I’d give it 5 stars except that I found the user interface a bit cumbersome, but once you become familiar with the app and its capabilities, it is extremely useful. For trails supported, there is no need for a handheld Garmin or the likes. I hope they continue to add more trails.
TrailSmart is a great Camino app, and more
I have been using Eugene's earlier app, TrekRight while walking the Camino Frances in 2016. We are now back walking the Camino Portuguese, and after emailing a question about a feature in the original app, and getting an almost immediate response, he shared about his newest app, TrailSmart, so I took a look.
There is much to like in TrailSmart, which includes data for all of the Camino so, and much more. The hardest part for me was finding the tools I wanted and needed, and when I sent an email, he responded quickly, and clearly.
Here's the thing that impressed me most:
Support was really quick, he was very open to my questions as well as my enhancement requests, which is not something I expected, given that the app is essentially free, with an option for purchasing expanded offline maps with 17 levels of zoom, that were hugely useful since waymarkers are not always available. This saved us many times when we could easily have gotten lost.
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- Eugene Mallay
- 99.2 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, Russian, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- © 2020 The Trekopedia Team
- In-App Purchases
- Map: Camino Francés 1 of 2 $2.99
- Map: Camino Francés 2 of 2 $2.99
- Map: Camino Portugués - Porto $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.