Footpath Route Planner - Running, Hiking, Bike Map

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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

We've got a lot planned for Footpath. If you have any suggestions or feedback, or if you run into any issues, please contact us at
Updated on
Apr 27, 2022

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

2.34K reviews
Ike McClane
April 6, 2022
Amazing app, very well worth the money for the elite version. Easy to use. Tho I have issues every now and then. The issues I have are negligible, and could be due to user error. I work at a bike shop and always recommend this app for riders who are trying to plan trips on or off road. Easy to use and you can export the maps to a cycling computer, or use the app itself for those without a dedicated cycling computer. 10/10
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Half Mile Labs LLC
April 10, 2022
Thanks Ike, we appreciate you spreading the word! If you ever see any issues, just capture a screenshot and email us at and we’ll get them fixed right up.
Elizabeth Brown
June 26, 2021
The free version is perfect for what I need. (looking to plan out walks/bike rides that are specific distances in order to hatch eggs in Pokemon go). it does exactly that in a very easy to use format. The app has lots of helpful options for users that pay an annual fee. Normally I hate paying to use apps but this app is the only exception.
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Adam Greene
March 21, 2022
Useless for established trails. There are huge portions of public lands and park trails that aren't included in searches. When I zoom in they're completely absent from the map, and my searches almost always route me along roads. In a walking app this seems like a major flaw. This information is available for free. If I just wanted to use roads I'd stick with Google Maps. Of course Google Maps and the US Forest Service app show trails and public lands, so I will be sticking with them anyway.
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Half Mile Labs LLC
March 21, 2022
Hi Thomas, I'm surprised you're finding large swaths of missing trails. The maps in Footpath are based on OpenStreetMap and are generally more comprehensive than Google Maps. We also have USGS maps available in the app. Could you email us a screenshot ( or let us know what you're searching for so we can look into the issue?