Footpath Route Planner

Footpath Route Planner

By Half Mile Labs LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Current Version: 2.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 28.11 MB
  • Developer: Half Mile Labs LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,250 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



  • Great app, but backend is falling down

    By beamrider9
    I used to use this app daily to plan my running route, then it started having backend errors constantly when snapping to roads and sat broken for a long time. The developer updated it but whatever new mapping backend it’s using is not good. The app displays Google Maps but the backend that does the snapping to roads clearly uses a different mapping provider. Very frequently it doesn’t match the Google Maps map and makes it hard to accurately plan a route - it misses a lot of trails and does some odd things on roads. It’s often impossible to make a simple route without disabling road snapping. I’ve switched to a different route planning app without this problem and deleted Footpath.
  • Very Helpful!

    By IDontFeelLikeIt
    Works great to plot courses in unfamiliar places.
  • Excellent for creating routes!

    By Hikercycler
    This is the only app I have found that allows you to create routes by touching a trail. You don't have to touch every spot, just every half mile or so and the route "snaps" to the trail. When done it displays distance and an elevation profile. A number of different background maps are available, including USGS Topo, satellite maps, etc. Access to the maps are via WIFI or cellular data. However the saved routes can be exported to other map apps that can download maps for off-line use.
  • I like this app but...

    By Plunkerdometer
    The newest version needs some serious bug fixes. Snap to roads gets wonkier by the day and now has some MAJOR problems snapping to bike paths and trails. This is the only really easy route planner out there for iPhone but it is need of a lot of help right now.
  • Love this app!

    By West Seattle-ite
    Footpath is a great tool to use for planning my runs and figuring out the distance!
  • Amazing app!

    By Norcaleri
    I love 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. The traceable elevation profile is a great feature. So glad they updated the app again after a few years.
  • Nice idea, Poor implementation

    By Goaliejg
    Nearly impossible to read the available are for routing. Please don’t waste you money on this app.
  • Easy to use, works great!

    By Rfpad
    I use this to do quick routes for walks or runs and also use it to do quick layouts to use for ride with gps for my bike rides. It’s so quick and easy to modify and create a route.
  • The best route planning app

    By NblBiker
    This app was the reason I bought an iPhone. Period. Allows me to plan my routes and, importantly, check elevation profiles.
  • Love it, but

    By Baby I've got yo money!
    Love this app! The only setback is I’ve recently received a lot of error messages when it says “snap to road is unavailable” which is annoying.