Walk the Distance

In-app purchases
4.3
214 reviews
50K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Newly released: Walk the distance of the Triple Crown! (AT, PCT, CDT)

Use your daily walking/running distance recorded from Google Fit, Fitbit or Garmin app to complete the distance of really long (and some short) trails. See other users completing the same route, and don't let them pass you!

Current Trails include:
- Appalachian Trail
- Pacific Crest Trail
- Continental Divide Trail
- John Muir Trail
- Camino de Santiago
- and many more!

No third-party device or app needed! The Health App tracks your walking automatically using the pedometer built into the iPhone. WalkTheDistance puts that data to good use; showing you how far you would be if you were walking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and 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
Apr 12, 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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.3
208 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!
81 people found this review helpful
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Virtual Walk LLC
September 13, 2021
I'm working on Garmin and Fitbit now!
Kahji Dovej
November 5, 2023
Update: After receiving a message from the developer, I decided to try and work it again. Something about the way the app is set up means it won't count the steps. Simply disconnect and reconnect Google Fit, and your progress should be there.
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Virtual Walk LLC
November 5, 2023
Great to hear! Let me know if you have any other issues! walkthedistanceapp@gmail.com
digby MAX
March 8, 2024
Can't add friends. Also would be nice to sync with Samsung health.
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