Discover scenic hike trails, camping sites, and amazing offroad routes with Gaia GPS. Enjoy easy-to-read maps to backpack and explore nature conveniently. Make the great outdoors your backyard with Gaia GPS – the best backcountry navigator for hiking, camping and exploring the wilderness. Do more with offline maps, route planner, and distance tracker features that help you navigate the great outdoors.
Gaia GPS is the offroad travel app that provides the best GPS navigation tools to help you explore the world. Download the premier outdoor activity app featured in publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and GearJunkie.
HIKING, BACKPACKING, TRAIL RUNNING • Plan routes and hiking trails with Gaia Topo, the ultimate backcountry navigator. • Explore hundreds of professional topographic maps from Nat Geo Trails Illustrated, USFS, and hi-res satellite imagery. • Nature routes made for exploring the wilderness, from national parks to backcountry trails. • Offline maps: RV travel is easy with maps that track your location, even when far from cell service. • Navigate routes offroad & leave breadcrumbs on maps so you can find your way back to base camp. • Our hiking app includes an altitude, elevation and distance tracker for each activity. • Mark campgrounds and points of interest with GPS coordinates and drop photo waypoints.
COMPLETE TRIP PLANNER • Road trip planner helps you prepare for offroad travel. • Route planner lets you create routes on the fly and navigate with confidence. • Weather predictions help you stay on top of changing conditions. • Monitor wildfire activity directly in-app. • Explore the wilderness and discover routes with the top backcountry navigator – Gaia Topo.
A COMPLETE CAMPING APP • Campgrounds and camping sites are yours to discover directly in-app. • Find your next campsite far from crowds with public and private land boundaries and USFS maps. • GPS navigation tools & GPS coordinates help mark your base camp and points of interest.
OVERLANDING • The premier offroad activity app for planning, navigating, and recording 4x4 and overlanding adventures. • Navigate through trails offroad with an activity tracker and route planner • Create routes on the fly with snap-to-trail route building. • Display your maps, routes, and waypoints withAndroid Auto integration.
BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATOR FOR SKIING • Get avalanche forecast and terrain information with slope angle shading & topographic maps information. • Record your ski tracks as you navigate through trails & get SNOTEL data. • Offline maps & GPS navigation help track your location so you always find your way back.
PROFESSIONAL USE • The preferred GPS navigation app for outdoor professionals. • Create routes with GPS coordinates and share maps, tracks, and waypoints with your team. • Mark hiking trails, routes, campgrounds, & water sources. • Share data with clients & fellow guides.
SUBSCRIPTION • 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!
Explore the world around you with Gaia GPS. Enjoy GPS navigation, route planner features, and countless trails and campgrounds to discover. Gaia GPS is your perfect outdoor activity helper.
SIGNUP • Gaia GPS is part of the Outside Inc, family. Create an Outside account to access the map.
TO MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION: • TURN OFF auto-renewal: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7018481 • 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.
Mar 7, 2023
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Very good, accurate tracking and has plenty of features even in the free app. I rarely do this, but I paid for the premium version because there were some tools that I needed that weren't available in the free version. My only suggeation for the app would be the addition of a tool that shoots a line in the direction you're looking. Would make it easier to certify that what I think I'm looking at on the map is what I think it is.
49 people found this review helpful
February 6, 2023
Looking for an app that would let me plan routes to follow with a compass without having to plot it on a printed map. This app would be perfect if it would allow me to find bearings between two points. (It will give me a bearing from current location to a spot I pick, but it does not let me get bearings between two landmarks or waypoints without me physically standing there) which in turn is useless for route planning before you go on a hike.
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December 8, 2022
I've been using gaia for years. It's the best mapping system I've found for offroad and overland driving. The move to a monthly subscription by merging with a company I never heard of and don't care about is a bad move. Not sure I'm going to renew my subscription when it's up. I don't do monthly subscriptions in general - they're financially a bad idea. I much rather pay for period x and nothing renews automatically. For the app 5 stars, for the new premium model: 0 stars.
50 people found this review helpful
December 16, 2022
Hi Uwe, thanks for using Gaia GPS. To clarify, our current subscription model dates back to 2017. Your subscription may be advertised by its monthly price, but it is charged yearly and you can cancel auto-renewal at any time. If you have any questions, please contact Support so we can help: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
New - Elevation Chart slope shading for Premium users
Fixes - Centering of location marker in new Android Auto split-screen view - Authentication issue on app start leading to occasional “Missing credentials” notification - One major issue leading to crashes while moving data to SD card