Footpath Route Planner

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About this app

Trace a map with your finger and Footpath will snap to roads and trails. Measure distance and elevation in seconds, then follow along with turn-by-turn voice navigation.

Mix up your routine and plan out a new running route or bike ride, or plan a scenic road trip or multi-day hiking adventure. Footpath allows you to plan custom routes quicker and easier than ever before.

Join millions of adventurers using Footpath Route Planner and pave your own path.

Snap to map
Quickly measure distances by tracing a map with your finger. Footpath will snap to any roads, bike paths, hiking trails, or paths you can find on Footpath's topo maps. Footpath can even snap to rivers and railroads.

Measure distance and elevation
Know exactly how far and how high you'll travel with an accurate distance measure and detailed elevation profiles. Plan a precise route that matches your mileage goal, or use as a GPS distance tracker if you run without a plan.

Save routes for later
Marathon training or planning a backpacking trip? Sign up for a free account to save up to 5 routes at a time, or save an unlimited number of routes with Footpath Elite.

GPX viewer
Find a cool hiking trail on the web? Import GPX files from anywhere to analyze or save for later.

Share routes
Send your routes to friends or workout partners and let them partake in your adventure.

Footpath is designed to work in any country, and for any activity or adventure you can imagine:
• Running, walking, and hiking
• Cycling and mountain biking
• Motorcycling and driving
• Kayaking, canoeing, and standup paddleboarding
• Backcountry skiing
• Sailing
• And many more!


Footpath Elite

Ready to go the extra mile? Upgrading to a Footpath Elite subscription unlocks the following powerful features:

Turn-by-turn navigation: Footpath will tell you when to turn with turn-by-turn audio cues
Premium topo maps & overlays: including USGS Topo Maps, OpenCycleMap, bike paths, avalanche slope shading, elevation contour lines, and many more
Offline map downloads: follow your route even without cell service
Organize: save unlimited routes and sort routes into custom lists
Export: export GPX files directly to Garmin Connect, Wahoo ELEMNT, COROS, and other apps
GPS Devices: export TCX and FIT courses for turn-by-turn navigation on select Garmin and Wahoo running watches and cycling computers


Tips for mapping routes

• For a longer route, try zooming in and mapping your route in multiple segments.
• Tap and hold the map to quickly route between waypoints and POIs.
• Did Footpath snap to the wrong roads? Trace over the incorrect segment to edit, or use the eraser tool.
• Turn off snap to roads (magnet icon) and zoom in to manually trace the map. (Try switching to a satellite layer).


Contact Us

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Updated on
Feb 7, 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
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.86K reviews
October 6, 2023
The app is OK, not greatest thing but not the worst. We do have the premium version for turn by turn directions. It sometimes will not navigate me correctly when doing repeats around blocks (it cuts me short by one lap). I haven't seen a decent upgrade in over a year where functionalities were added. Would like an option to repeat planned routes. When getting off route it oftentimes takes 30 seconds to send a correction prompt.
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t ega
September 15, 2023
(this for free version) Ok app, easy to use and good for tracking runs. My main issue is it will occasionally jump distance, meaning it thinks I've gone further than I did. Several times I'll be about 4 minutes in and it will notify me of my first mile; I'm in decent shape, but not that fast. If that were fixed, or I had to ability to manually edit the data on my runs, I wouldn't care all that much.
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Half Mile Labs LLC
September 15, 2023
Thanks for the review! Could you email us at with a screenshot of the recording? We can see what caused the distance glitch, and we can use that to refine the GPS filtering algorithm.
November 12, 2023
Not working, at all, after Nov 10th upgrade. Galaxy s23 Ultra. Previously had a horrendous bug. Trying to map route, if you came close to starting point, map would zoom out to full town zoom, forcing tedious zoom back to individual-streets zoom. I alerted Dev, months ago; no response. One of 2 apps to which I subscribed. Never again. Extra star bc it *was* great for years.
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Half Mile Labs LLC
November 12, 2023
Hi PG. I'm very sorry, there was an account syncing problem in the last version of the app that would cause the app to hang. There's a new version 2.2.8 of the app that fixes the issues. Please give that a try or email us at if you have any further issues or questions.

What's new

- Fixed issue with app freezing during login, syncing, and Elite activation
- Bug fixes

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