Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

By TrailBehind

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 1.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 136.85 MB
  • Developer: TrailBehind
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,755 Ratings


Plan trips and stay safer in the woods, with Gaia GPS. Join hundreds of thousands of backpackers, hunters, offroaders, mountain bikers, backcountry skiers, firefighters, guides, and other serious outdoor adventurers and professionals that use Gaia GPS for work and play. Hike, hunt, and offroad with the best topo maps and outdoor navigation tools. ►► The Best App for Topo Maps Gaia GPS has been showcased in Apple's "Your Verse" stories, and covered in countless major publications, from Outside and TrailRunner, to the New York Times and FOX News TappedIn. The name Gaia (guy-yuh) comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature. ►► Maps • view easy-to-read, modern maps, with fast and beautiful rendering • explore historic and classic print maps (USGS, USFS, NRCan, IGN) • download worldwide topo, road, and satellite maps • search for hiking trails, parks, natural places, and addresses, and tap features on Gaia Topo to get more info ►► Sync and Back-up • sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices • keep your data backed up, effortlessly • share trip plans, and collaborate on shared folders ►► Map Tools • record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos • import and export GPX and KML files • customize coordinates types (Decimal, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, Degrees - Decimal Minutes, UTM, and MGRS) ►► Membership Levels Free Level - You can use Gaia GPS for free. You'll be limited to the default map source, and you won't be able to download maps for offline use. You can also trial Member features. 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 • ESRI World Satellite Imagery • US Private Land Ownership (owners and addresses for parcels) • US Hunting Layers, including GMUs, public land, and fires • US Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) • US NeoTreks Topo • France IGN • SwissTopo • Hill-shading, contour lines, slope angle, and other overlays ► To manage your subscription: • TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app: • Subscription automatically renews 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 prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy: • Visit the following URL for full terms of use:



  • Great tool for mapping motorcycle trips that use lots of off-road.

    By eritchie007
    I’ve been using GAIA to map my rides for a couple of years now. I use it to note where I’ve been, and to mark places I’d like to go, rather than mapping out routes beforehand. I like the detail available in the layers of maps available, (just purchased membership so as to be able to download and utilize Canada backroads layer) the ability to run the app while phone is in airplane mode, and the relatively low power use in that mode. I’ve ridden across the country west to east and back again, and from south to north, and largely off-road. And have records of each day’s ride. I use it to map mountain bike rides and bicycle commutes, and keep multiple parent-folders current with each ride. I also like being able to share a link to my rides with family and friends. I know there are features I don’t use, but feel confident that their use would be pretty intuitive given the ease of use I experience with the features I do use.
  • Never lost.

    By Serg5000
    Been using this app for a while now. It’s as important to us as the vehicle we use to navigate. It’s made exploring super simple.
  • Better than Garmin

    By Auratone
    Been using this app on 14er hikes in Colorado. Not 100% accurate. Some of the elevations and peak summit locations aren’t accurate. Tested it multiple times against Garmin topo/location devices and this app is more accurate. I keep an extra battery pack with me on hikes but even in -5 degree winter temps over 16-20 hour hikes, this app doesn’t completely drain my phone’s battery with it constantly running in the background while taking video and pictures. Totally worth the $$!
  • Crashes immediately every time you try to download a map

    By jge13
    Just paid for the subscription so I could download maps and it’s worthless. The app crashes every time you try to download a map. Immediately exits to home screen. Don’t pay for a subscription until this is fixed.
  • Best iPhone GPS app!

    By Hurungel
    I’ve been using this app for over 6 years and love it. 👌
  • Wizard Worthy

    By austarsi
    A true guide to the land for those who seek it. Yet be wary, adventure begins when you leave the map behind:)
  • Reliable, powerful, endlessly useful

    By rufus2tone
    We have use this for years for weeklong backpacking trips in the Smokies, Olympics, Pecos wilderness. Also for bicycle trips. Every month they have a fantastic new feature. Having multiple maps says (and even multiple blended overlays) makes reliability even greater. Good battery stewardship. Fantastic for planning as well
  • Must Have App

    By Chris 737381
    This app is a must have if you go off-roading. It’s great for importing GPX files and recording your own tracks. I love how it syncs to their servers so that you can log in on a computer and view the tracks you record on your mobile device.
  • No need for separate GPS Device

    I have tried several other GPS apps with USGS maps. Gaia is by far the best. I thought about buying a separate GPS device but they do not offer any advantage over using Gaia with my iPhone 6s. Battery life is no problem with an iPhone and external batteries for recharging are cheap and light in weight. Save yourself several hundred dollars and use Gaia.
  • Bkkls

    By Klsdtffyg
    I left my old review below but have talked to someone at gaia They listened and I felt confident my issues will be addressed.I sent 3 emails and waiting to see if I get a response. they are the best app out there for your phone they will get 5 stars after I receive answers to my emails Old review below Even though i can use it for 2 years free unless their going to go back and take that away to . I am disappointed in the new app and in management of the buiness . There are so many maps that are worthless have no purpose . I have called them with suggestions of maps to add and to point out a mistake on one map and all i got was someone very defensive no help at all . I will not pay a monthly or yearly fee i will drop the app and use my dependable garmin rhino