Cairn | The Hiking Safety App

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About this app

Cairn helps you get home safely from any outdoor adventure — hikes, runs, climbs, etc. Easily share your plans with loved ones, record your track, find spots with cell coverage, download maps for offline use, and see stats on your route.

Named one of the three best map apps for navigating the wilderness by Outside Magazine.

• Notifications: Safety contacts are notified when you’re past due
• Live tracking: Contacts can see your GPS location during your trip or hike
• Rescue advice: Contacts get important info needed to make intelligent rescue initiation decisions

• Know where others have found cell coverage
• Download topo maps that are designed specifically for outdoor pursuits

• Get live distance, elevation gain and ETA stats for 4000+ hiking routes, summits, and trails worldwide
• Record and save your track

+ Easy: It only takes a minute to set up a Cairn
+ Open: Share plans with anyone – no app required to view
+ Flexible: Great for hiking, backpacking, trail running, horseback riding, skiing, cycling, rock climbing, camping, hunting, fishing, boating and more

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Updated on
Jan 10, 2024

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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

55 reviews
Heatherlee Leary
December 23, 2021
Used when I'm in the field alone. I mostly have service at this site, so losing tracking offline isn't a problem for long. I haven't figured out how to select my actual work location as the destination, so I use a nearby town. All in all, it's unclear to me whether offline and custom destinations are options, but I haven't watched tutorials.
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A Google user
September 1, 2019
The Best Outdoor app I have found. Downloaded as a budget alternative to Inreach as most of the places I go have some cell signal and needed something for family to track my trip. Saves me hunderds of dollars. The awsome design, offline maps that show cell signal spots, and trail stats are a bonus. I highly recommend this app to any outdoor folks.
19 people found this review helpful
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Enoch Driscoll
August 21, 2023
Maps do not completely download, they freeze at around 80 percent. No way to unsubscribe, no way to contact support, I've tried emailing and messaging then on social media, and no way to stop your account being charged unless you buy a new debit card from your bank. It's just a scam, use farout or alltrails, they're the same price
5 people found this review helpful
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What's new

Just a few bug fixes and updates.