Gaia GPS Hiking Maps, Hike App

Gaia GPS Hiking Maps, Hike App

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 1.5.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 137.85 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,160 Ratings


Plan trips and stay safer in the woods, with Gaia GPS. Join hundreds of thousands of backpackers, hunters, offroaders, mountain bikers, backcountry skiers, firefighters, guides, and other serious outdoor adventurers and professionals that use Gaia GPS for work and play. Hike, hunt, and offroad with the best topo maps and outdoor navigation tools. ►► The Best App for Topo Maps Gaia GPS has been showcased in Apple's "Your Verse" stories, and covered in countless major publications, from Outside and TrailRunner, to the New York Times and FOX News TappedIn. The name Gaia (guy-yuh) comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature. ►► Maps • view easy-to-read, modern maps, with fast and beautiful rendering • explore historic and classic print maps (USGS, USFS, NRCan, IGN) • download worldwide topo, road, and satellite maps • search for hiking trails, parks, natural places, and addresses, and tap features on Gaia Topo to get more info ►► Sync and Back-up • sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices • keep your data backed up, effortlessly • share trip plans, and collaborate on shared folders ►► Map Tools • record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos • import and export GPX and KML files • customize coordinates types (Decimal, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, Degrees - Decimal Minutes, UTM, and MGRS) ►► Membership Levels Free Level - You can use Gaia GPS for free. You'll be limited to the default map source, and you won't be able to download maps for offline use. You can also trial Member features. Member Level - As a Member, you can download a worldwide catalog of topo, road, and satellite maps. Premium Member Level - As a Premium Member, you also get access to these map sources: • NatGeo Trails Illustrated • ESRI World Satellite Imagery • US Private Land Ownership (owners and addresses for parcels) • US Hunting Layers, including GMUs, public land, and fires • US Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) • US NeoTreks Topo • France IGN • SwissTopo • Hill-shading, contour lines, slope angle, and other overlays ► To manage your subscription: • TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app: • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy: • Visit the following URL for full terms of use:



  • Works flawlessly!

    By Kdkkahwholdkjebd
    My go to gps app for areas with no signal or hiking. Best for planning, tracking, dropping photos, offline gps, exploring, making memories!! Super easy on battery life.
  • Would give 4 stars if it was one time payment

    By Robovovovoovov
    Quite the learning curve. I constantly have to work around small flaws while planning a trip. The makers seem reluctant to improve it as they suggested I buy their other subscription app to plan my trips. The app description says this is for planning trips.
  • Gouging customers

    By lil' lu lu
    I have the old Offline Topo Maps and loved it. It was cheap, worked great and had access to good maps. Gaia's new app costs more and to get more maps you must "subscribe". Even when you do that, the new maps are lower quality. Stay away. There are better options elsewhere. I'm very disappointed
  • Best Off or Online mapping system for the outdoors.

    By reubenr1
    I've been using this app for about 9 months or so, and although i am far from being expert on it, given its multitude of capacities, i can tell you that it beats anything out there for the money. I enjoy fishing in remote locations, especially, and this app sets it all up. It's far more intuitive than most with far greater capacities. Thanks!
  • Nice program

    By Frbear
    Great to use. Automatically used different color routes for each day. Easy to see a days ride
  • Fantastic

    By DRockstar1927
    Great App! I always download a Topo and Open Hiking HD map before my hikes.
  • Superb GPS; awesome support

    By 2dogsonfloor
    I use this on an iPhone 7 for backpacking. It works flawlessly. Easily handles 3-day, 2-night trips without a recharge of the iPhone battery (mostly in Airplane mode). I’ve had this app for years (using it with prior iPhones) and the developer support and continued improvements are unparalleled. Best app I’ve ever purchased for my iPhone, by far. In my backpack this app replaced a Garmin GPSmap 60csx handheld unit. I am not affiliated with the developer or any of its employees, and I paid full price for the app.
  • My go to app for hiking

    By DTL in The Fort
    I’ve been using this app for about three years now and have not been disappointed by it. Ease of use, excellent features, wide choices of map overlays, the ability to add photographs to the route, the flexibility of changing the icon for the waypoints, etc. etc. make this a must-have app for the outdoor enthusiast.
  • Really good just missing stand-alone Apple Watch usage

    By Justis63
    I like the app a lot. It works very well when paired with a phone. The one downfall is the lack of being able to track a route with solely the use of the new cellular Apple Watch. I would love to leave my phone in the truck and look back later at my route.
  • I love Gaia GPS

    By k2mike
    I don’t often need/want GPS data, so buying a GPS device seemed like a spendy waste of money and another thing to carry around and keep charged. I think it is way cool to have GPS capability in something I already carry around most days. Gaia GPS does what I need, recording routes traveled, mostly. The maps are small on my iPhone SE, but they are larger on an iPad. And I have made use of the ability to export routes for viewing on Google Earth.