Gaia GPS: Offroad Hiking Maps

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About this app

Find campsites, hike trails, and discover breathtaking routes with Gaia GPS. Join the millions of people worldwide who use Gaia GPS maps to backpack, explore nature and navigate through scenic trails. Explore the world with Gaia GPS – the best hiking, backpacking and offroading app with offline maps, routes and more for this outdoor season.

Featured in countless publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and GearJunkie, Gaia GPS is the outdoor app that provides the best offline maps and GPS navigation tools for your next adventure.

• Discover hiking trails and plan your routes with Gaia Topo, the world’s most powerful backcountry navigator.
• Explore hundreds of professional maps, including Nat Geo Trails Illustrated, USFS, and hi-res satellite imagery.
• Offline maps: Take your maps offline so you always know where you are, even far from cell service.
• Leave a breadcrumb trail on the map so you can always find your way back home.
• Our app includes an altitude, elevation and distance tracker for each hike.
• Mark campgrounds and points of interest with GPS coordinates and drop photo waypoints.
• Parks & trails: From national parks to backcountry trails, our navigation and hiking app has you covered this season.

• Perfect for road trippers: Take Gaia GPS with you so you’re always prepared for your adventures
• Route planner allows you to plan expeditions beforehand or create routes on the fly.
• Weather predictions help you stay on top of changing conditions.
• Stay safe by monitoring wildfire activity in-app.

• Use Gaia GPS as a camping app to discover campgrounds and reserve sites right from the map.
• Find dispersed camping far from the crowds with public and private land boundaries and USFS maps.
• Use GPS coordinates to mark your base camp, campgrounds and points of interest with GPS navigation tools.

• The premier offroad app for planning, navigating, and recording 4x4 and overlanding adventures.
• Take topographic maps, high-res satellite imagery, USGS, USFS, MVUM, public and private land maps offline so you can always find your way, even without cell service.
• Reroute on the fly using your phone or tablet in the field thanks to snap-to-trail route building.
• Display your maps, routes, and waypoints on your dashboard with Android Auto integration to keep you on your trail.

• Identify avalanche terrain with slope angle shading and topographic information.
• Record your ski tracks while you navigate through snowy trails & get SNOTEL data.
• Track your location, even without cell service, so you can always find your way back.
• Get the avalanche forecast and SNOTEL data

• Gaia GPS is the preferred GPS navigation app for outdoor professionals.
• Quickly route to GPS coordinates and share maps, tracks, and waypoints with your team.
• Mark hiking trails, routes, campgrounds, & water sources.
• Share data with clients & fellow guides.

• Find the best trails curated by our partner app,Trailforks.

• Free – limited maps, for online use only.
• Gaia GPS with O+ gives you expert-guided navigation, award-winning adventure films, premium content from Outside Online, access to Trailforks Pro, and more!

• Gaia GPS is part of the Outside Inc, family. Create an Outside account to access the map.

• TURN OFF auto-renewal:
• Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your Google Play account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period.

• Your Google Play Account will be charged at confirmation of purchase.
• Privacy Policy:
• Terms of use:
Updated on
Sep 15, 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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
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
11.6K reviews
September 3, 2022
I have used Gaia GPS for many years and it has always been extremely useful for planning my excursions. I have seen Gaia evolve over the years into a product that can't be matched. Now that it works through Android Auto....I'm blown away with how useful it has become. It's so nice to have it on the integrated screen and I can ditch my bulky tablet when driving. Total game changer.
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charles niderost
July 12, 2022
Had the app for 12 years, now coming back to it on my new phone and it is requiring a subscription just for even offline map downloading. Sucks to be there from the beginning and now having to pay $40 a year for something as simple as this. Might have to find something else. The use of the app was always great and the map layers are great. Just not worth the yearly expenses for this. Too bad. Update: After review I was contacted by the team and was able to come to a equitable resolution.
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TrailBehind Inc.
June 24, 2022
Thanks for using Gaia GPS. If you were an original user of the app, you may be eligible for a legacy membership. Please contact Support so we can help:
Dustin H
August 16, 2022
*edit* thanks for the reply. Both of those features are still available. I was unaware on how to access them. 4 stars because the app used to be much more intuitive Used to love this app and recommend it to all of my co workers. I honestly don't like it all that much anymore. What happened to features like: 1. Being able to have layers on fade 2. Seeing map download progress Overall the user-friendly app that I used to love has been garbage after the acquisition from outdoor magazine.
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TrailBehind Inc.
July 29, 2022
Hi Dustin. You can still access both of those features. Please make sure you have "Layered Maps" turned on. For seeing download progress, go to your Saved tab and choose "Downloads" from the top right selector.

What's new

- Allow searching with at least 2 characters
- Lowercase object names sorting to bottom
- Validation for password requiring at least one lowercase letter
- Allow 180° screen rotation on phones
- Add shortcut to manage/cancel subscription from Account settings