Trail Sense

370 reviews
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About this app

Explore beyond the reaches of the Internet with Trail Sense.

- Designed for hiking, backpacking, camping, and geocaching
- Place beacons and navigate to them
- Follow paths
- Retrace your steps with backtrack
- Plan what to pack
- Be alerted before the sun sets
- Predict the weather
- Use your phone as a flashlight
- And much more!

Trail Sense is a tool, and just like any other tool that you bring into the wilderness, it's essential to have backup equipment and skills.

This app also does not, and will never, use the Internet - all information in Trail Sense comes directly from your phone's sensors, and no data will leave Trail Sense.

Trail Sense is a tool that you can use, but not something you should rely on. This app is intended for information purposes only and the accuracy of the predictions and sensors are determined by a number of factors, including calibration, sensor quality, external sources, etc. Use at your own risk, always have backup tools (ex. compass), and stay safe as much as possible.

Found an issue or want a new feature? Contact me at or create a new issue on GitHub:

I'm the only developer of Trail Sense, so I will do my best to help out with issues - but I have a limited device selection to test on.

Privacy policy:

Weather prediction requires your phone to have a built-in barometer sensor.
Updated on
May 21, 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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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

366 reviews
Wolf VanZandt
April 7, 2023
An excellent app for hikers, campers, and adventurers. My android phone is my primary computer and I use it for lifelong learning in the field. Trail Sense pulls everything the phone has that can be used for outdoor recreation and survival to the surface so you can easily use it. And it all works! Note: if your phone case has a bunch of magnets in it, take the phone out to use anything that draws data from the magnetometer...compass, metal detector, sensor suite, etc
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Kyle Corry
April 25, 2023
Thank you for the review!
Stephen Hricko
May 25, 2022
Best trail or outdoor related app, period. Tons of features, updated with more regularly, and no ads. I use it all the time, whether to check sunset/rise, measure all sorts of things, and even level out paintings! Simply put, if you hike or need a simple, unobtrusive app that helps you use your survival skills, you need this app. Donate to the developer! It keeps getting updated with cool features!! Plus, it's super small and fast.
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Kyle Corry
March 19, 2021
Thank you so much!
Matt Davis
December 26, 2022
I downloaded 'Trail Sense' after seeing it recommended by "Android Police". It does exactly what it says in the description. All the features work very well. It's especially impressive when you realize it has no Internet connectivity; it's just using your device sensors and whatever almanac was programmed into it. If the Dev ever decides to make a "Gold" version that's identical in every respects to this one, except for a spiffier icon, I'd gladly drop a couple bucks just to say thanks.
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Kyle Corry
December 26, 2022
Thank you!

What's new

Photo Maps (Experimental)
- Automatically rotate map based on calibration
- Improve calibration workflow

- Use gyroscope to improve compass responsiveness
- Add setting for compass sources

- Choose between more distance units on input fields
- Enhance elevation input field - autofill from altimeter or beacons
- Enhance duration input field
- Improve performance and battery usage
- Bug fixes