Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

By TrailBehind

  • App Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 1.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 143.83 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.0
App Ratings: 5
Based on 4,804 Reviews

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps App Description

Navigate, track, and explore with Gaia GPS. Millions of people worldwide have used Gaia GPS to hike, hunt, camp, ski, and explore the backroads. Gaia GPS has been featured in countless publications, including Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner, the New York Times, and numerous App Store features. ►► Backpacking Gaia GPS started as a backpacking app. Download topo and satellite maps for offline use. Use intelligent routing tools to plan trips, and measure distance, altitude, and elevation change. View your route using comprehensive backpacking maps, including up-to-date weather forecasts. ►► Day Hiking Both a hiking navigation app and a platform for finding hikes, Gaia GPS helps you discover your next adventure. Use the Discover tab to find hikes and nearby trails, and download maps and hike info to your phone for offline use. ►► Hunting Driven by hunters on the team, Gaia GPS has become a top hunting app. Build custom hunting maps that include public land designations, private land ownership, and state-by-state hunting units. ►► Camping and Overlanding Gaia GPS helps you find a campsite on the road, or deep in the backcountry. As a camping app, Gaia GPS delivers public land data to help you stay legal, maps with campsites, parks, and forests, as well as weather overlays. Mark waypoints to create custom camping maps, plus reference road maps and Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) to plot overland, 4x4, and off-roading routes. ►► Backcountry Skiing and Mountaineering Apply slope-angle shading and 24-, 48-,and 72-hour Snowfall and Precipitation Forecast overlays to create custom backcountry skiing maps, plan tours, and avoid avalanche terrain. As a backcountry skiing app, Gaia GPS helps you find powder and stay safe on the slopes. ►► Mountain Biking Go farther, faster by mounting Gaia GPS to your handlebars for hands-free navigation. Access mountain biking trail maps on both public and private land. Gaia GPS is a great mtb app for deep exploration. ►► Professional Use: Firefighters, Search and Rescue teams, Land Manager, GIS Techs, and Guides Gaia GPS is the preferred nav app for outdoor professionals. Quickly route to GPS coordinates, plot fire perimeters, view recent wildfires, and share maps, tracks, and waypoints with your team. Guides can mark routes, campsites, and water sources, and share hard-to-find approaches and descents with clients and fellow guides. ►► Membership Levels Free Level - You'll be limited to the default map source, and you won't be able to download maps for offline use. 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 (including Appalachian Trail, Colorado Trail, and John Muir Trail maps) • ESRI World Satellite Imagery • NOAA weather forecasts • Current and Historical Wildfires • US Private Land Ownership (including owner names and addresses for parcels) • US Hunting Layers (including GMUs, public land, and recent fires) • US Public Land (BLM, Forests, more) • US Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) • Hill-shading, contour-line, slope-angle, and other overlays • Backroads Mapbooks Canada • France IGN • Swiss Topo ► To manage your subscription: • TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app: • Subscriptions automatically renew 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 of the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Your iTunes Account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. • Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy: • Visit the following URL for full terms of use:


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App Reviews

  • Awesome!

    By TXNative
    Great alternative to Rever!
  • Subscription fees for downloading free maps

    By Imagination to reality
    Regardless of which pay option you choose Gaia is charging you to download free maps like OpenStreetMap. Not all maps are free of course and software maintenance and updates needs to be paid for. Gaia needs to better describe what they are charging for.
  • I like this app!

    By Huntingfool
    This is a very good app. What would make it great would be more and older historical maps!
  • Love this app

    By mike5115
    Especially love the property ownership and mountain tops. I just wish the property ownership also provided the parcel number with the property owner information.
  • Simply the best

    By Jarred Sutherland
    Gaia has been with me on every hike and backpacking adventure. I wouldn’t go without it in the back country.
  • Saved my life

    By Flicker Penny
    I have been using Gaia gps since March 2015 and it has saved my life several times. I hike and ride in rugged backcountry terrain and it’s sometimes difficult to figure out how to get up and down cliffs. Gaia GPS has kept me from making some serious blunders! But equally I love it when I am traveling in foreign countries and unfamiliar cities. I use it in lieu of a map to wander large old cities. Also rely on it when kayaking in marshy areas...... so many applications for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Cool

    By npbader
    It’s so perfect to being able to find the best location.
  • My go to activity tracking app

    By WITstudent
    This app is very good These are the things I like most about it: 1. It is extremely stable. This is important in an activity tracking app. When you’re hiking in the winter and the windchill is -40 you don’t want to have to take your hands out to check on the app to see if it is still recording. With Gaia I know it’s still tracking. It has never crashed on me. I have never lost a recording in about 500 miles of hiking. 2. It is extremely energy efficient. I’ve used a lot of tracking apps. Some will drain your battery too quickly. Gaia has always amazed me. I’ve used it to track 5 hours straight and my phone battery only drops by a few percentage points. Of course if you are constantly checking the map then it will drain faster but that is just the display, out of their control. When the screen is locked it is so efficient it’s amazing. Use airplane mode and offline maps for the best battery life. GPS is passive and works in airplane mode. 3. So many map sources. When hiking in the mountains it is very useful to have different maps at your disposal such as satellite maps and topo or contour maps from multiple sources as different sources sometimes have different trails. Gaia provides so many maps, and they are downloadable for offline use. 4. Very good meaningful updates with release notes! Gaia constantly improves and takes advantage of new frameworks and hardware when apple releases them. Continuous improvements are important with software on mobile platforms to maintain stability and Gaia is always on their game. A bug: For years the elevation graph for hikes uphill, for example the base of the mountain is 1200 feet and the summit is 4100 feet, the elevation graph does not work. Sometimes it shows no elevation incline at all, sometimes half of it is filled in, sometimes most of it is filled in. I always create a separate track for my hikes downhill and the downhill hikes always show a perfect elevation profile for the downhill hike. This is a strange bug and I don’t know how it has existed for so many years without being fixed. The elevation graph for these uphill hikes look just fine on the Gaia website. It is only the app that has the problem. Gaia is aware of it, I have emailed them about it and they responded. I don’t think it’ll get fixed until they do their next major redesign (they didn’t say that, it is just my feeling). Another bug: You can configure the app to verbally announce distance every .25 miles, .5 miles, or every mile. The app often repeats the notification multiple times. It’ll say “1.25 miles” and then 20 seconds later it might say “1.25 miles” again. Sometimes 3 or 4 times. Something that I think can be better: Speed and elevation graphs that can be interacted with/manipulated. Like a way pinch to zoom in on the graphs, swiping to scrub forward and backward in time, and maybe a tap and hold gesture on the data line to show the ‘Y’ value at position ‘X’ as you drag your finger along the line so you can really analyze your data later. There are other apps that do this well such as segment effort analysis on Strava and the graphs on the app called “Trails”. I’d love to see Gaia do this.
  • Amazing map service

    By -123-bob-321
    I have the privilege of using this full version on the search and rescue team I am on, and it is fantastic. We can download the entire state and have access to it at all times. We can track our individual paths and send it to IC and they can get a very accurate idea of what has been searched. You can have countless overlays including different search patterns. This is an awesome tool and it works great for the recreational user too, I always look at the topo map of the area I go to hike/climb/camp first. Would highly recommend.
  • I would love it more if!!

    By rodolfopro1
    I would like it, if the app could be use with apple car play in for my car head unit. For easy use in car in motion. Thanks great app!