Walk the Distance

In-app purchases
4.2
74 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Use your daily walking/running distance recorded from the Google Fit app towards the Appalachian Trail. See other users completing the same route, and don't let them pass you!

WalkTheDistance uses your walking/running distance (daily steps) tracked automatically in the Google Fit app and puts that data to good use, by showing you how far you would be if you were walking the Appalachian Trail, Boston Marathon, or other featured routes in cities and national parks around the world.

The Appalachian Trail is really long. So we added checkpoints along the way to help you stay motivated. For the Appalachian trail, checkpoints are shelters where you can "stay the night", along with some points that provide a good view. Checkpoints vary by walk, and of course you cannot unlock checkpoints until you reach them!

Walk with other users! Walk with everyone, or just walk with your friends. You can easily add friends to walk with you on your walk. Get notified when someone passes you. Stay motivated and don't let them beat you!

This app is "activate it and leave it". It uses virtually no power while in the background. It pulls your walking/running distance from the Google Fit app once every hour in the background, or every time you open the app. When you reach checkpoints or get passed by friends, you will get notifications on your phone letting you know.

Free walks in each category (Appalachian Trail, Marathons, Cities, National Parks), then other walks are available for purchase for $0.99 (or equivalent local currency).

Feedback welcome! This app was built based on feedback from users. There is an "email me" link under settings. We would love to hear what routes you want added and what features you'd like to see.
Updated on
Nov 8, 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
Personal info, Photos and videos and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.2
74 reviews
Jim Graham
March 18, 2022
Really enjoying this! Wish it could track or sync with Garmin Connect for more accuracy/better results. Takes too long to use multiple apps to be able to use it. Update: Still loving this app and now even more! Updated to 5 stars! I use a Garmin Instinct Solar and the app syncs with it flawlessly, constantly updates my position throughout the day with no problems! Love it! Keep up the great work!
35 people found this review helpful
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Virtual Walk LLC
September 13, 2021
I'm working on Garmin and Fitbit now!
Sibhon Wool
October 6, 2022
This app is relatively good. The walks are nice and very enjoyable. However, I would enjoy it more if I could see the area that I am walking in. Also, It doesn't always upload my steps. Sometimes, it doesn't do anything so I need to open and close the app multiple times for it to do it. There are so little free trails available, and you have to pay for most of them. Some of the people shown on the leaderboard of the walk don't appear on the map. Overall, there are more cons than pros. No ads.
5 people found this review helpful
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Valerie Cook
February 3, 2022
Excellant customer service is hard to find these days but this app provides the best customer service I have ever had before and I'm 46 yrs old. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to start a walking challenge with family and friends. You can do 306 miles free or pay for additional trails. It really is an amazing app.
18 people found this review helpful
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