Explore Backpacking Maps and Trails
Carry with you the leading backpacking app for trail maps to plan your next trip like the pros. Easily search for and explore new backpacking trails. Dial in your packing list with precipitation forecasts, wildfire burn zones, and timber-cut overlays at your fingertips. With offline GPS navigation, find your next favorite view just around the bend.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated
Whether you’re a thru-hiker, section hiker, or weekend warrior, National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps will help you plan your next backpacking trip with specialty maps for the John Muir Trail, Colorado Trail, Appalachian Trail, and more.
Detailed Topo Maps and Contour Overlays
Quickly visualize each day's mileage and elevation gain with the Contour Overlay. Plan for resupplies and water carries with detailed topo maps, road crossings, high-resolution satellite imagery, and intuitive tools for designing backpacking routes.
Wilderness Areas and Public Land Overlays
Discover new parks and forests to explore, find dispersed camping, and permitted off-trail hiking with land management boundary maps.
Precipitation, Wildfire, and Timber-cut Overlays
Plan for burn zones, timber cuts, and incoming weather with land-use and forecast overlays. Pack the right gear for any backpacking trip and be better prepared for the terrain ahead.
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- Record tracks, drop waypoints, plan routes
- View Gaia Topo map
- Search known hiking trails
- Download worldwide maps for outdoor adventures
- Print maps
- Many choices of detailed topo & satellite maps
- NatGeo Trails Illustrated
- Additional high resolution satellite imagery and specialty maps
- Custom layered maps
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Discover New Hikes
Sort and filter through a continuously growing list of backpacking and hiking trails, parks, and forests. Easily explore new destinations and access detailed trail information for the best routes in the app or at gaiagps.com/hike.