Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current IOS App Version: 2019.08.06
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 145.23 MB
  • IOS App Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 8,257 IOS App Ratings


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:



  • Great app except

    By Xterra Brandon
    Great app except the people running the business randomly change things (like the colors of a map) without checking with the people actually using the app. What a terrible change they made.
  • Not worth it

    By johnny Cade
    Wondering why I purchased this when all I get is a spinning beach ball.
  • I use this app almost everyday and have for years!

    By Kern Canyon Camper
    GaiaGPS is remarkably versatile. There is a learning curve that is well worth spending the time mastering.
  • Good GPS app. Available map layers are its killer feature

    By SevenDog
    The feature set of this GPS and mapping app make it functional and reliable. I use it as my primary map on day hikes all over the world, as well as paddling trips and bike rides. The most amazing aspect of Gaia is all of the available maps you can download. I’m a premium member and really love the NatGeo maps. I also use the layering feature most of the time, too. It’s not only functional, but you can compose some really spectacular visual maps with layers like Watercolor and shaded relief on top of your other base maps. The feature set is fairly simple, which makes it easy to figure out and use. The drawback of that simplicity, though, is that it lacks some features you might find in a dedicated handheld unit. Most notably a rotating dial compass with a pointer towards the waypoint you are navigating to. (Though there is a tiny strip-compass window and you can set the map to rotate and there will be a line on the map drawn to the waypoint—which in my opinion, even though that works, it isn’t as effective as a big dial-and-pointer screen. When you’re on the water and conditions are rough, you need to be able to look down and see the information you need in an instant and not have to squint at a tiny compass window and a moving map.) Also, a separate data page with customizable, large-font data fields would be nice. When you’re hiking, it’s easy to stop and look at the tiny data fields to see distance, etc. But when your phone is mounted to your kayak or handle bars and you don’t want to stop, it’s impossible to read your speed, distance, etc. But like I said, the feature set it does have is otherwise very functional for most of the outdoor activities I do. And it appears the developers do routine updates addressing bugs and improving features. If there was something else I would improve with Gaia, it would be the files/folder system. I know with iOS it can be pretty difficult to do file management from within an app, but I’ve got a huge number of tracks and waypoints, many imported from other apps, and getting everything organized is absurdly difficult. I suppose if you just have a handful of data to organize, the current system would work fine. They do have a website the app syncs with, but even that uses the same difficult file management and doesn't help matters much. I saw somewhere that there is a limit of 1,000 tracks that you can save. That is really a limiting number. I have over 11 years of hikes, bike rides, runs, canoe and kayak trips, and other boating that I have saved in various gps apps that I’d love to plot on the beautiful Gaia maps, but I think I will end up maxing out its storage.
  • Mostly good, needs CarPlay

    By Helvitis
    For the most part a good app that works well, could stand for some improvements and would benefit with the addition of CarPlay
  • Great APP for backpacking

    By bmananas
    Used this app for backing. Really helped for washed out or snow covered trails. Thanks.
  • Best navigation app available

    By R O'Meara
    If you are interested in exploring outdoors this is the app for you. This app has high quality mapping sources and tools. I recommend it to everyone I meet.
  • Blurry

    By gmajcha
    Takes forever for the app to find my location and when I zoom in on my location it’s blurry af and never gets clear. Not worth the $19.99.
  • Great for explorers

    By Trout Lake Mike
    I really enjoy this app. Seems to be well designed and supported and reasonably accurate. Use it at home for information, seeing more about areas you find interesting and possibly plan your next outing.
  • The best

    By machachochamocolatta
    One of the best mobile apps hands down. The app has easily saved me from getting lost several times. It might have even saved my life. The interface may not be the most intuitive but once I got used to it, I was fine. The app has ALWAYS worked without cellular service. I’ve used it in this manner over a dozen times for a total of about 30 days in two countries. The key is to download an area map to your device before you leave cellular coverage and load it when you are ready. It’s also helpful to establish known waypoints before but no biggie if you don’t. Two negative observations some of Colorado’s 14ers are listed at the wrong altitude and if you cache equipment and use this app to waypoint the arrow that shows your location to the waypoint will continuously move location even though you are standing still. It still, in my opinion, a 5 star app!