Gaia GPS Hiking Maps, Hike App

Gaia GPS Hiking Maps, Hike App

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 1.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 137.80 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,592 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:



  • Bkkls

    By Klsdtffyg
    I left my old review below but have talked to someone at gaia They listened and I felt confident my issues will be addressed.I sent 3 emails and waiting to see if I get a response. they are the best app out there for your phone they will get 5 stars after I receive answers to my emails Old review below Even though i can use it for 2 years free unless their going to go back and take that away to . I am disappointed in the new app and in management of the buiness . There are so many maps that are worthless have no purpose . I have called them with suggestions of maps to add and to point out a mistake on one map and all i got was someone very defensive no help at all . I will not pay a monthly or yearly fee i will drop the app and use my dependable garmin rhino
  • LOL

    By gaiasucks
    This app is pretty useless. Bunch of paid reviews.
  • Raising the Bar Again

    By Tryksters
    Gaia continues to be the best mobile app for anything GPS. Very well done and intuitive.
  • Freewheelchichester

    By freewheelchichester
    It is a great map app with many features!
  • Great for Snowmobiling!

    By sssssdddbbb
    I use this app for snowmobiling in the Sonora Pass area in the Sierras. Maps and trails are accurate, can be downloaded and used in Airplane Mode using just the GPS. I like being able to see my elevation.
  • So much better than a handheld

    By Rudeboy30
    I’ll gladly pay for annual subscriptions to the GaiaGPS premium app to avoid having to buy an expensive and unfriendly dedicated handheld GPS with a small screen. For hiking in the mountains of North Carolina, where cell signals are hard to come by, all I need is a tough case for my iPhone, cached maps from GaiaGPS, and Airplane Mode. Oh, and paper maps and a compass for backup. I have never been happier with a mobile app.
  • Good app

    By Me-Nina
    UPDATE: I am very happy to see the developer’s response. It is important to me to see that the developer cares and is working on fixing the issues. I will email the developer with details of the issues I am experiencing shortly. Meanwhile, I wanted to update my review with a few things that I love about Gaia, because I do believe it is a gps app that is worth sticking with. - Crucial: It has never quit on me in the most important situations. When offline (as long as I remember to download the maps, of course) Gaia has never failed to provide the information that gets me back to civilization. -I love the fact that I can edit the recorded tracks in case I forget to hit “stop” when I get back to my car. That has happened more times than I am comfortable admitting 😬. -Even though I don’t use the feature yet, the ability to create folders to file the stuff I save is convenient. -Gaia has multiple map layers, including a 1930 Topo map. Proves to be useful when looking for old things in the middle of the desert. -I love the new feature that lets me do more with it when offline (read the recent update info) -Not entirely sure how that works, but I really appreciate the suggestion names for waypoints I save. For example, if I come across mine remains and go to save the coordinates, Gaia has the mine name on the suggested names. Which enables me to look up information about it when I get back to civilization. My use of the app is somewhat limited, I just use it to plan my trips and save the coordinates of stuff I find. And the app does a very decent job for me. OLD: Gaia gps has been with me for a little while and I’ve been happy with it on the trail. (With some updates) I’ve had no complaints. However the inability of Gaia to search correctly is very inconvenient. I can’t search for the places I have saved, half the time when I enter the coordinates and search, the app just doesn’t not respond. This isn’t just an issue of the app, I use the web version to plan for trips and the inability of Gaia to search coordinates (especially decimal degrees, since that’s what google spits out so is convenient!) is a big problem for me.
  • Without subscription not so useful

    By Psdan
    Loaded this and quickly found that there is little use without paying the monthly or annual fee. No access to USGS maps w/o subscribing. Considering the maps are public domain the subscriptions seem steep. Am going to look for something else.
  • This app Saves your bacon!

    By JH Dietrich
    I’ve been using Gaia for around 2 years, and it’s become my right hand man on backcountry outings. This app while being used as a GPS enabled device allows me to navigate efficiently and quickly in the mountains with a high degree of certainty. It’s easy to use and I love the tracking feature for not only backcountry trips, but also just running around town. I was living in Spain this summer and Gaia worked fantastically all over Europe. During a spontaneous 23 mile run/accidental sufferfest Gaia got me out of a pickle in the Chamonix area because I was able to use a “trail” that was totally unused but showed up. This app is fantastic, and super customizable. I love it.
  • A great App to get off the grid

    By SunKenC
    I’ve been using this app for about 5 years and gotta say this is the best of the best. Record your trek before hand and save it to your device, no signal no problem.