i Hike GPS : Topo Maps

i Hike GPS : Topo Maps

By James Associates Inc.

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-02-12
  • Current IOS App Version: 8.2.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.91 MB
  • IOS App Developer: James Associates Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 141 IOS App Ratings


Your iPhone or iPad becomes a high-performance GPS receiver with USGS, US Forest Service & Canadian topo maps, even where there is no cell signal! Headed into the wilderness? Always know where you've been, where you are, and where you’re going. Highest quality track recording, best route navigation and most accurate Estimated Time of Arrival of any available hiking app. No sign-up, ads, subscription or in-app purchase required, making this less expensive & less hassle than the “free” or subscription apps. Use for hiking, backpacking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, camping, sightseeing, 4WD exploring & skiing. Recommended as the top choice in “Essential Gear for Safe Hiking”. TRACKS, WAYPOINTS & ROUTES Record a track as you walk, even in the background. View it on the map. Trip Timer & Odometer. Show an elevation graph of your track or a route with altitude data. View date, time & average speed of track points. Measure the area inside a closed path. Mark waypoints by their position on a topo map or a satellite map, by tapping a geotagged photo, by projecting from a known point or by searching place names. Refine a waypoint position when you arrive. Set a quick GoTo waypoint or a full route & see the heading, direction, distance, elevation change & Estimated Time of Arrival at your destination & intermediate waypoints along the trail. Create routes using waypoints, recorded tracks, or imported GPX or KML files. Advanced route editing. Export GPX & KML waypoint, route & track files via eMail, Messages, Copy To, AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox or iTunes. Send KML files to display immediately in Google Earth. Receive KML files from Google Earth. NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR TOPO MAPS USA: Newest (2015 or later) US Forest Service 24K maps USGS 24K maps for all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands USGS 250K & 100K (63K for Alaska) maps for all states Canada south of 54° latitude: National Resources Canada 50K maps for Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, and 18 Canadian National Parks Download using WiFi or cell service. Stitches beautiful richly detailed offline topographic map images for seamless coverage across map boundaries. Store up to 1024 maps to use in the wilderness without cell service. Maps from our server download faster & use less of your monthly data allotment. Includes map legends. Print & Share map images overlaid with waypoints, routes & tracks. Measure distance and direction between any 2 points. USE THE UNITS YOU PREFER miles, nautical miles or km. ft or meters Degrees, Degrees/Minutes, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds or UTM °True or °Magnetic HOW TOS Tap Help in the App Online Manual on iHikeGPS.com Twitter: @iHikeGPS Email developer: lwjames@iHikeGPS.com WHAT OTHERS SAY “I am VERY impressed!!!…It pretty much blows…, my previous fave GPS app, out of the water. Your track recording features, fast map downloads, and well thought out interface make it a real winner. It's very sophisticated software, and makes my iPhone just about as good as $600 Garmin… Actually better, in a lot of ways”-John in OR “Perfect for anyone camping, fishing & hiking, it'll provide great detail when you need it the most…for anyone who takes the great outdoors seriously”-David on HandheldItems.com “…thank you for developing IHIKE GPS…what a great product it is. I am impressed!…I use it hiking, biking, skiing & Jeeping”-Ammon in CO DEVICE REQUIREMENTS No device requires a cellular data plan to use iHikeGPS. WiFi+cellular iPad 2 & later, and iPhone 4S & later support full navigation. WiFi-only iPad 2 & later, and iPod touch (5th gen) & later require an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver to show your location in the wilderness & record tracks. View maps using the iOS device alone. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Your dream of hiking adventures reaches new heights with iHikeGPS!



  • Great!

    By Eastmarch
    I really appreciate how this developer makes features available that other apps charge a premium or subscription for. I've owned several such apps, and this one is my favorite.
  • Waypoints

    By Presenurfect
    I like everything about it except I would like to be able to create waypoints using the elevation plot.
  • Fantastic app-watch support please

    By Roger39
    I have checked many other gps apps. Still think this is the best. Still longing for watch support. I have used it for years and love it. Please, please add watch support. Make it an in app purchase. Very high quality topo maps for no charge. Great support from the developer both for the app and for the topos he hosts on his server. Make sure your compass is calibrated before using the app. If your compass can't calibrate check Settings/privacy/location services/system services/
  • Maps are extremely old.

    By Spitse
    Maps for my area are well over 35 years old. Does not reflect federal turnpike that has been in service for over 35 years. What other state/federal infrastructure is missing.
  • Maps Seem Poor

    By nickname 7777777
    I couldn’t believe I bought this! The map quality is extremely poor.
  • Best topo ever.

    By SourMashII
    I’ve owned this app since 2012. Phenomenal. Solved many an off-road quandary. Recommended to over a 100, that download on the spot. It’s Helped find stuck and lost people, planned epic adventures. Every time I start to think “other than iPhone”? iHike is what keeps me Apple. (So it’s sold for them a 4s, 5s, 6s+, 7+, and XSMax since I bought in on my 3g, lol) I could go on for hours. The only way this would improve? Is if we had CarPlay/Projection Manager stuff. And trivial, but I’d sacrifice a small portion of my screen for an active Gps driven speedometer indicator.
  • Works great!

    By azurerain
    I have been using this app for years to record gps tracks on the USGS topographic maps. It works wonderfully! I am using my Garmin units less now. You do need to bring along external batteries to power the iPhone gps on a long day trip. My only quibble is that it does not record enough data points for a long bike ride, so you must remember to save your data log every few hours or it will start to overwrite itself without warning when it has reached its maximum number of points.
  • Best GPS app for iPhone and iPad!!

    By AzElkaddict
    I’ve used this app for 4-5 years and it’s much better than any map app out there! I’ve had Garmin GPS’s since they came out. This app with my iPhone is so much more user friendly than any of the Garmin models. Easy to download maps, works when you have no cell service, support is unbelievable. Twice in the last few years I’ve had a problem (user error)and my emails were answered within a couple of hours to resolve it. Can’t go wrong with this app!
  • My favorite hiking app!

    By timewethink
    Simple and easy, doesn’t kill battery, loads fast, works great.
  • Does everything better than anybody

    By GulfCoastBotanizer
    I have used numerous mobile gps apps, and none comes even close to iHikeGPS. Being able to download topo and forest maps, for free, by WiFi before a trip is great. But if you are stuck on the trail outside your downloaded area, you can still get maps with even a minimal cell signal. The app handles waypoints, tracks and routes with ease, imports and exports gpx and kml format smoothly, and has the best built in help file I have ever seen. And everything can be edited right on the app. It’s all you need for gps.