Last Updated: 2023-04-24

Best hiking trails apps for Android

List of apps on the page. Sorted by rating on Google Play.
# Logo App Score Ads IAP Installs
1 Avenza Maps: Offline Mapping Avenza Maps: Offline Mapping 4.6 No Yes 1M+ installs
2 Gaia GPS: Offroad Hiking Maps Gaia GPS: Offroad Hiking Maps 4.4 No Yes 1M+ installs
3 FarOut FarOut 4.3 No Yes 100K+ installs
Logo Avenza Maps: Offline Mapping

No Ads In-app Purchases 1M+ installs

You can map your path of travel, take pictures, and it automatically drops a pin where the photo was taken, and share all kinds of info. Whether you hike, hunt, fish, ride an ATV, or go backpacking, you can get your GPS location on topographic maps. As long as you can find a geo-referenced PDF of the place you want to explore, it can track your steps, leave check-points, and all sorts of different things. Having a good GPS software like this is crucial to avoid straying onto other private lands and navigating out of the woods after dark. Just needs more images, or to be able to add images to put markers around the property though.

Logo Gaia GPS: Offroad Hiking Maps

No Ads In-app Purchases 1M+ installs

The public tracks feature gives you a good idea if the road is passable, as it shows how popular the route is. Easy to use, create routes, save routes, and work with Android Auto, so it is really handy when exploring. Private land and public land layers, fire burn history, precipitation layer, cell coverage, incline layer, and more The ability to download numerous map layers for areas of your choosing, locate what you want, search the map, build custom layers, etc., all adds up to a very useful program. Plan your trip, download the maps while online, go places, and it will show you where you are in real time while you're offline. Works well across multiple devices and allows you to track where you've been and also create routes to try.

Logo FarOut

No Ads In-app Purchases 100K+ installs

The app map features, plus interaction and shared info from other hikers, is like having your tramily at your disposal when planning miles, water sources, and trail conditions. While the cost might seem a little high, it is cheap when you think about the cost of all of your gear. Better location accuracy than Trailforks, better details gate-by-gate, turn-by-turn, water sources, etc.