Gaia GPS: Offroad Hiking Maps

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About this app

Whether you’re out in the snow or exploring scenic hiking trails and amazing offroad routes, Gaia GPS has you covered. Spend less time looking at your phone and more time taking in the snowy landscapes with the newly redesigned app. Backpack, overland, discover campgrounds and skiing routes, or explore breathtaking hike trails thanks to Gaia GPS.

Make the wilderness your backyard with Gaia GPS. Enjoy the best hiking app, road trip planner, and backcountry navigator – all in one. Reach your next summit out on the snow with offline maps, GPS coordinates, and distance tracker features to help you explore the world around you.

Cruise through popular ski tracks or hike trails confidently with GPS navigation tools to guide you through national parks and nature routes. Download the premier outdoor activity app featured in publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and GearJunkie.

• Hike trails and running routes are available on Gaia Topo, the ultimate backcountry navigator.
• National parks or backcountry trails – Pave your path out on the snow with nature routes waiting to be explored
• Access the full NatGeo map collection
• Backpack along offroad hiking trails & back to base camp with breadcrumbs
• Distance tracker with altitude and elevation monitoring for each activity

• The Gaia Winter base map is designed for winter activities and works well with other winter layers
• Know current conditions with ski resort information and Nordic trails from OnTheSnow
• Skiing, snowboarding, and more – chase the snow with curated snowmobile trails
• Find the perfect snow with Snow Station and Snow Forecast map layers
• Ski reports help tackle any adventure safely with Slope Angle and Avalanche Forecast layers

• Offroad travel is easy with GPS coordinates
• Offline maps: RV travel is easy with offline maps that track your location, even when far from cell service
• Road trippers can prepare with available parks, route conditions, and activity tracker features

• 4x4 & overlanding adventures are easy to record on Gaia GPS
• Activity tracker and route planner make navigating trails offroad simple
• Follow ski tracks or create your own routes on the fly with snap-to-trail route building
• Maps, routes, and waypoints displayed directly on Android Auto

• GPS coordinates help explore the wilderness while creating routes and tracking progress
• Mark ski tracks, hike trails, routes, & campgrounds
• Share your data with clients & fellow guides to improve Gaia GPS

• Access 300+ maps including NatGeo Trails Illustrated, Private Lands, weather forecasts, and more
• Offline maps to download anytime.
• Weather, terrain, and safety features
• Access the Trailforks GPS biking app
• Expert-led online courses on Outside Learn
• Premium access to award-winning films, shows, and live TV on Outside Watch
• Unlimited digital access to Outside Network's 15 iconic brands including Outside, Backpacker and National Park Trips.

Explore the world with Gaia GPS to guide all of your wintry adventures. Enjoy GPS navigation, skiing features, and countless hike trails with Gaia GPS – your perfect outdoor companion.

• Gaia GPS is part of the Outside Network. Create an Outside account to access the app.

• 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.
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Updated on
Feb 3, 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.
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

Ratings and reviews

15.4K reviews
David O
February 3, 2024
Been using this app since launch. It's always had issues with saving maps (can take days and repeat attempts to download) but was very usable offline. Last year updates have not improved interface but were just annoying. Feb 24 update just deleted all map saves and now app freezes and won't download any maps. Unusable garbage. Too bad it used to be one of the best.
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TrailBehind Inc.
February 5, 2024
Sorry for the trouble. Please contact Support so we can help:
Jay Strode
February 20, 2024
It does just about everything you need a map app to do while out and about... if you can figure out how to do it with the clunky interface. The free version is useful enough and is free of obnoxious advertising, though I do miss a few of the layers whenever I my subscription lapse.
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Don Faith
December 21, 2023
Good when it works. Often it quits recording tracks, but if you delete most or all of any other open items, it may work better. If you use it a lot on a single route, the shown tracks are a mess. The prior tracks can be deleted, but would rather that there be a way to have a prior track no longer displayed (e.g. a 'clear' track) rather than having to entirely delete a track. There doesn't appear to be anyway that the user can change the color of the displayed track.
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TrailBehind Inc.
December 26, 2023
Sorry for the trouble. Please contact Support so we can help with any issues you may be experiencing:

What's new

- Track color selection now a palette instead of wheel, including black and white options
- Badging on map layers more clearly indicate whether a layer is available or not

- Issue with misclicks on header and footer in route planner
- Fix some performance issues with the stats bar and route planner
- Fix issue causing sparsely segmented KML LineStrings to import as a single track
- Issues causing some offline routing tile downloads to be corrupt and crash the app