ModernHiker: California Hiking

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39 reviews
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About this app

Now you can take the West’s most popular hiking blog with you on the trail – no internet connection required! Since 2006, Modern Hiker has been providing in-depth trail guides all over the American West. There is no questionable user-created content here – our team is comprised primarily of published outdoor guidebook authors. Browse our selection of hundreds of curated trails, then download the info directly to your device. Pictures, maps, and in-depth directions are yours to access, even after you’ve left the last cell tower far in the distance.
Updated on
Oct 7, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

38 reviews
Nick G
July 9, 2020
Wow. This opened up a whole new world for me. I found multiple trails nearby that I didn't even know existed. I love the comprehensive descriptions. I am able to see and understand more of the area and appreciate the beauty around me so much more now as these reviews from the expert lead me to exploring these spots. It's no longer about the destination. It's all about the journey now. Accurate info. You can't get lost with the map and directions provided here. I'm grateful for this reliable app!
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Ruben Alejandro Martin
November 19, 2021
I used to visit the site often years ago to plan hikes as it was very informative and useful, but it eventually lost its touch. This app has regained that touch and made finding and getting to hikes much more convenient than even the old website. It's a must have for hiking around Los Angeles.
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Roy Nwaisser
May 31, 2022
Would be great but app constantly loses my location and then drops me miles from the trail I am on. Would be great if it were reliable. This happened to me when I came to a major fork and couldn't use the app to determine which way to turn. It was a bad situation.
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July 26, 2022
Hi Roy, we are very sorry to hear you had this experience. We have not had reports of location issues from any other users so it's likely it is an issue with your particular device. We are looking into this. If you send us an email at we can keep you updated.

What's new

* Fixed Subscription bug
* Major update to Maps
* UX improvements