Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 1.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 143.22 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    5/5 ( 6,859 Reviews)
  • Price:
Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps App Ratings: 5
Total 6,859 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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Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps App Reviews

  • Best hunting/hiking/outdoor recreation app out there!

    By petit_beignet
    Premium user here. Gaia really is a bounty of cartographic treasures. As someone who is interested in maps in general, I can spend hours digging through the multiple layers it offers before forcing myself to get back to work or finally go to bed. There’s really a wealth of information available in this very powerful app. For some reason Gaia hasn’t caught a lot of traction with hunters I know here in Montana. That’s bonkers. Gaia has the same information available, plus tons more than some of its competitors. At a fraction of the price. As a hunting app, I have access to hunting district overlays, block management area overlays, public land overlays, private land ownership info overlays, current and historical burn areas, timber harvest data, roadless areas, multiple satellite options, and much more. You name it and it’s in here. (I’d love to see draw odds and historic harvest rates included, but I don’t think any other GPS apps offer that, and it’d be quite an undertaking). As a hiker, I have access to Nat Geo map overlays (the paper versions of these are pricey, but there’re sooo good!) USGS topo map overlays, wilderness overlays, light pollution overlays, and much more. I’ve used Gaia on multi day trips deep into wilderness areas on airplane mode with my maps saved, and felt confident in my ability to navigate through some of the far reaches of the Rockies. (You should still take a compass and a good old fashioned paper map if you’re really getting “in there” though). If I’m out riding the dual sport motorcycle I have access to USFS MVUM maps to see when the gates open on dirt roads on public lands. If I’m back east sailing I have access to NOAA depth and navigation charts. These depth charts are also great if you’re trying to scout out say, a potential surf spot in a remote place along the coast. I don’t backcountry ski, but they seems to have overlays geared toward that as well. The list goes on and on. This app, and the very reasonably priced premium subscription is a must for anyone who recreates outdoors, no matter what your preferred form(s) of recreation may be. Maybe some of the other companies spend more on marketing, but Gaia is really making the superior product. You’ve got a lifetime subscriber in me.
  • Handy maps

    By hidegard von bingen
    This is my go-to map app. Works well even in areas with sketchy mobile coverage. Have a sub, so it stores my routes and shares them with me significant other so that he knows where to find the wreckage.
  • Rough start but great outcome

    By DavFeath
    I started using the app like so many others on the free version and loved everything about it. I finally decided to get the premium version and of course a day maybe two before I had a trip planned as leader of a group of jeeps travel across the eastern section of Oklahoma there was an update and it caused some hectic and I couldn’t use the MVUM maps which wouldn’t have been good. Anyways I got in touch with the tech support guys and through Facebook messenger and was able to get the help I needed before I left out for my trip. Absolutely some of the best service I’ve had in a while. I will continue to use this app for as long as they keep up the good work. Thanks guys
  • 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 uphill hikes does not display correctly. Sometimes it shows no elevation incline at all, sometimes half of the graph is filled in while half of the graph is blank. I guess this bug makes it through their testing because, probably unlike most people, I always create a separate track for my hikes downhill. Interestingly the downhill hikes always show a perfect elevation profile. Furthermore if I don’t create a separate track for my downhill hike and just resume the recording for the downhill portion the elevation profile is fine. The bug seems to only occur if you track the uphill hike and stop it at the summit. 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 rendering them. Gaia is aware of it, I have emailed them about it and they have responded, but they haven’t fixed it and it has been over a year since I told them about it. At this point 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). Hopefully when they redesign the app we will be able to interact with the graphs! I want to tap on the graphs to make them bigger and it would be nice if we could expand the X axis and scroll the graph to get a more detailed view of the data. More on this below. 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. It has been doing this for years also. You’d think this would be a quick fix. It happens more if you happen to stop and rest right at one of these thresholds. 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.
  • Mama.zing for off roading!

    By Pwdavies1
    Love this app!! It works great for GPX files. Better than our Garmin
  • Just what I wanted

    By Doc14357
    I wanted an app with good detail for driving off the beaten path, and on roads into interesting places. Just back from adventuring on the Olympic Peninsula, and it did just what I wantedl using the GPS function on my iPad pro mounted in the cab of my pickup. Enjoyed being able to track my hikes with iPhone and have them sync with my iPad. Great road map detail. I look forward to using this app on my trip to Alaska next fall. Highly recommended.
  • Where is the ADKs?!?

    By TallPaul1894
    This is a great app. Super detailed and scary accurate. But I bought the premium membership level for 5 years only to find out that my beloved Adirondacks are not included in the Nat Geo layer. It has Vermont, New Hampshire, even the Catskills but not the Adirondacks. When (and if) they include those Nat Geo maps for the ADKs I will re-review and give 5 stars. Other than that this app is perfect.
  • Overload

    By computor challenged
    I added way too many waypoints in my learning curve, went to the help line and resolved the problem. What a relief terrific help!!!
  • $20 and worth it every trip

    By joshc509
    hit the track record button and enjoy your hike, that simple. when you wonder if you’re going the right way out, or most importantly, back to the trailhead, you can see exactly where you walked in from. 100% confidence on all your adventures. i personally guarantee the value to my friends. i like to use it for fun on airplane trips, or even jogging routes, yes i’m a geek but its nice to know which state or city is 30,000 feet below you or how big that hill is or how long is that favorite jogging loop. are you curious how long the phone battery lasts? just download the maps before you head out, turn on airplane mode and my iphone7 will last for days (and i keep a spare battery too). enjoy!
  • Very useful

    By SJU87
    I used it with Team Rubicon in Mozambique. The variety of downloadable maps came in very handy with very limited cell coverage. Entering waypoints with notes was very intuitive and allowed me to mark points where we could provide assistance.