Footpath Route Planner

Footpath Route Planner

By Eric Wolfe

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Current Version: 2.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 28.10 MB
  • Developer: Eric Wolfe
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 916 Ratings


Footpath lets you map routes in seconds. Whether you prefer the simplicity of running or riding without a phone, forgot to record a GPS track, or want to plan out your next hike or race, Footpath allows you to map out your routes quicker and easier than ever before, all without GPS. It's easy: • Draw your route and watch it snap to roads and trails. • Press and hold on the map to automatically calculate routes between points. • No roads or trails nearby? No problem, just zoom in and draw your routes free-form by tapping the magnet. • View elevation profiles for your routes to gauge difficulty. • Share your routes via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Footpath Elite: Go the extra mile • Available via in-app purchase • Automatic syncing. Plan a route on your iPad and keep it on your iPhone for reference when you’re out. • Save unlimited routes. Great for trips, logs, or planning out the week ahead. • Want to change up the routine? Edit any of your saved routes to create new ones. • Premium topo maps and enhanced snapping to trails: USGS Topo Maps (U.S. and Canada) and OpenStreetMap (Mapbox Outdoors, Mapbox Outdoors Satellite), OpenCycleMap, & Thunderforest Landscape. Great for the outdoors and areas not covered by Google Maps. • Export your routes as GPX & KML files to your computer or other apps such as Google Earth, or share your routes to friends with Footpath via Airdrop or email. • More advanced features to come! Tips: • Try drawing your longer routes in multiple segments for better accuracy • If you see a road or trail overlay on the map, it can usually be snapped to • Try zooming in for more accuracy • If you need to route between unconnected roads, connect them by temporarily turning off snapping • Tap "Loop" to quickly calculate the quickest route back to the start • Tap "Out & Back" to automatically trace your route back to the start • Try switching to driving mode to ignore trails & footpaths or to use highways. Perfect for road trips. • Calculate your routes offline by preloading the maps beforehand and drawing without snapping • Import routes from other apps. Send a GPX file to your device and use the common “Open In…” menu to open the route right in Footpath. Footpath is designed for runners, hikers, walkers, and cyclists, but can and has been used for everything from kayaking & swimming to deliveries, travel, & road trips—even to land planning. Hit the road and forget about GPS. For any issues or suggestions, feel free to contact us at



  • Amazing app, needs updates

    By Norcaleri
    I’ve loved this map for how simply and quickly I can map out routes along so many trails and roads. Great for route planning for runs and hikes. It was a 5-star app. BUT!!! Having not been updated in 2 years, the app is now so buggy that it takes numerous attempts to snap to paths and calculate elevation profiles. I’m finally seeking alternatives to replace this once-awesome app. 3 stars
  • No sidewalk/trails snapping

    By Hedworx
    I downloaded this app as it said that it would snap to trails however the only thing that I can get it to snap to are streets. I’ve tried several times, used the different types of maps and zoomed in as far as it would go trying to get it to snap to the trails/sidewalks to no avail. Pretty much like using the ‘paths’ in Google Earth except this wasn’t free.
  • Worth it

    By RSKnapp
    works fantastically
  • Clunky, hard to use for long distance

    The drawings don't really go where you want them to--the app has a hard time figuring out not to turn you around on bridges, for instan ce. Also if you want to go more than a very short distance you have to go through the clunky process of moving the map, pushing draw again, drawing, undoing six times until the thing reads where you want to go, then pushing done, then moving the map and repeating until your route is complete. And if you want to make a change to your route, forget it-you have to start over. It's a great idea and on its way to being something that could resolve routing without a computer handy, but honestly it's disappointing for a paid app. It works like an early beta test at best.
  • Great for Planning/Mapping Running Routes

    By Spencer Hodnett
    I use this app to pre-plan and route every new running route. Extremely easy to use and straightforward.
  • Turn-by-turn?

    By scrinmemphis
    I like the ease of finger-drawing routes in Footpath. Seems to work well. I see the results can be exhorted to gps devices, etc. I would like to simply either have it give me turn-by-turn directions on my iPhone, either through the App itself, or a direct import/copy into Google Maps or Apple Maps. I'd like to be on my walk or run and here my iPhone tell me to "turn left", "turn right", etc.
  • Easy to Use

    By HrEFbe!n
    Very easy to use and share routes. I build it for finding running routes around town.
  • Love

    By fjrocktoy
    Love this app. Perfect for what I need, calculating distance for my walks.
  • Finally been found

    By XEmoErnieX
    I'm so happy with this app and for a dollar it's a steal. easy to use, option to save your routes and you get to name them. Simple and straight to the point.
  • Used to be amazing... but broken

    By joshfields.tbone
    Amazing app for quickly tapping out routes. I used to choose this over using my computer to create apps. Now, however, the snap-to-roads only works intermittently (probably a downed server), and the elevation profiles have been mostly broken for months. I’d stay away for now, but I hope they fix it!