onX Backcountry Snow/Trail GPS

In-app purchases
4.6
925 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Meet the ultimate GPS mapping app for your outdoor pursuits. onX Backcountry lets you easily find the trails you're looking for—whether you’re seeking out new ski lines or trails to hike. Once you make a plan, bring it all out there with you by downloading an offline map to navigate when out of cell service.

▶Discover New Adventures With Comprehensive Trail and Ski Line Information
Whether you’re looking to go for a ski tour, hike, run, mountain bike, or backpacking trip, we’ve got you covered. onX Backcountry features nationwide coverage with over 650,000 miles of trails and 4,000+ ski routes.

▶Prep Better For Your Outings With Powerful Planning Tools
We adventure in three dimensions, your planning should reflect that. With a 3D map you can visualize terrain, scout lines, and plan for hazards before you hit the trail. See recent conditions with reports from other trail users, and get winter snow info from SNOTEL stations and regional avalanche forecasts right in the app. Build custom routes seamlessly with snap-to-trail functionality, and drop Waypoints to leave notes on key points. Use Slope Angle, Slope Aspect, Trail Slope, and Wildfire Layers to plan in more granular detail.

▶Navigate Without Cell Coverage
Save Offline Maps to bring your custom maps and adventure along when you're outside cell coverage on the trail. With the onX Backcountry App, you turn your phone into a handheld GPS device using your phone's internal GPS. Navigate offline by following the blue dot to always know how to get home–wherever home is that night. Leave a breadcrumb trail with Tracker to see where you’ve been and measure your speed, distance, and elevation gain.

▶The Best Maps, Period.
With map data sourced from USFS, BLM, and NPS, our color-coded basemap helps you easily find what you’re looking for. Scout the landscape and visualize terrain by viewing your maps in 3D, topo, satellite imagery, or a hybrid. Elite users also get access to private landowner data and recent satellite imagery to go into the field even more informed.

▶ PREMIUM & ELITE APP FEATURES:
▶650,000+ miles of trails for running, hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking
▶4,000+ backcountry ski lines with guidebook descriptions from local experts
▶Avalanche forecasts for the U.S. and Canada
▶Recent snowfall information and historic trends via SNOTEL integration
▶Snap-to route builder to plan trips and see distance and elevation gain in seconds
▶Save unlimited Offline Maps for offline navigation without cell service
▶Mark points along your route with photo Waypoints to plan and share your adventures.
▶Track your trips (location, speed, distance, and elevation) to know where you came from, how to get back, and share your adventure with friends.
▶ Localized weather conditions and 7-day weather forecasts
▶Private Land Layer-ELITE ONLY: Nationwide private property maps. land boundaries, and ownership info
▶Recent Imagery-ELITE ONLY: Detailed satellite imagery from the past two weeks lets you see near real time conditions
▶985 million acres of Public Land across the U.S.
▶24K topographic maps and 3D maps
▶550,000 Recreation Icons for points of interest including:
▶Hiking & biking trail heads
▶Backcountry cabins and lookouts
▶Swimming & fishing access
▶Designated campgrounds, and dispersed camping areas

▶ Free Trial
While the onX Backcountry App and many of its features are free, you’ll start a free Premium or Elite trial when you install the App. This allows you to try many of our best features, like 3D maps, unlimited map downloads, rich trail data, and guidebook ski lines. After the first 7 days, you’ll still have access to beautiful topo and satellite maps, weather, and more.

▶ Government Information
onXmaps, Inc. does not represent any government or political entity, though you may find various links to public information within our services. For more information on any government information found within the services, click on the associated .gov link.
Updated on
Feb 20, 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
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.6
899 reviews
S M
January 30, 2024
Just got a subscription for use with back country skiing. So far it seems pretty good. My only complaints are: 1) the interface for downloading maps is kinda weird limiting the downloadable area, 2) it's kinda hard to measure a linear distance on the map and 3) I wish the basic subscription had a little more info on private land ownership.
9 people found this review helpful
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onXmaps
February 2, 2024
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to rate onX Backcountry. We will certainly pass along your feedback. If you have any questions, please feel free to reachout to help@onxmaps.com. Regards,
Jason Jacobs
December 23, 2023
I now have the 3 onx platforms! Off-road, hunt, and backcountry! I'm really enjoying the backcountry onX, information that is given along with the details for hiking! Trail numbers, elevation gains, when the trail was developed, and a bit of info about the area/ trail. Plus, no matter where you are located, onX has never let me down. From dirt biking, finding my way, or exploring new trails. It has given me confidence, of not ever getting lost, to property boundaries. Thank you onX!!!!!!!
30 people found this review helpful
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onXmaps
December 27, 2023
Hey Jason, We're stoked to hear you have all three of our platforms! These are the type of reviews we love to hear about! Have a great winter season! Adventure On,
Jason A
January 26, 2024
Reviewing from Alaska. You have to zoom in way too far for trails to appear on the map. Alaska is large and trails are sparse, meaning you can't actually use this app to find new trails, you can only find trails that you already know where to zoom in. Trails appear in 'discover' but won't show you where they actually are on the map. This is remarkably unhelpful if you want to use this app to find new places to hike.
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onXmaps
January 29, 2024
Hi Jason, sorry for the troubles there! If you send us an email at help@onxmaps.com we can help with these issues you are having.