Top 10 iPhone Hiking Apps

When you go for a hike nowadays you most probably will be taking your iPhone with you. To make the activity even more eventful, make sure you have one, or perhaps several of these absolutely excellent hiking apps on your device. Just take a look at these…

i.Walk – GPS Fitness Coach for Hiking and Weight Loss

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- Accurate values for speed, pace per mile, average per mile, record per mile, distance, current altitude, burned calories as well as trip time. Units can be set to US or metric.

- Watch yourself automatically move on the map and zoom in on your walk with mile markers (red line)

- Receive your trips via email (KML und GPX) and review them at home (e.g., with Google Earth) or share them with other walkers. You can send the data after each ride or anytime later from your track history (e.g. when there is no cellular network available). For detailed analysis of your trips at home we recommend to upload your tracks to the portal www.1-2-sports.com at no charge.

- Suspend, pause, and resume for receiving calls or when you need to take a break

- iPod function can be used together with i.Walk

Based on countless tests and refinement we calculate all values with maximum precision of the built in GPS. It just works – out of the box.

This app retails for $9.99 and you can download it here.

Camp Recipes!

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Camping never tasted so Good! Whatever you can think of to cook on a campfire, this app has 10 ways to cook it. And they aren’t just made up either….these are campers’ favorite recipes from all over the country, tried and true, cooked and eaten. With over 700+ recipes conveniently listed by category, by time, and by keyword search, you can literally go on 100’s of campouts and hike’s without eating the same thing twice. This is the most comprehensive camping recipe app on the market!!

Quick recipes, long recipes, backpack recipes, large recipes, meat recipes, veggie recipes, dessert recipes, and even survival recipes! And that’s just a few. You just have to search it, tap it, and there’s the ingredients and all the instructions how to prepare and eat.

$1.99/Download here

Chimani Acadia National Park

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+ Content has been written by a professional travel writer – not copy-and-pasted from the Park Service website!
+ Over 100 professional photographs of park.
+ Descriptions for 45 of the most popular hiking trails with the park.
+ Unique Safety section which details all the concerns while visiting the park.
+ Location and description of EVERY restroom in the park!
+ Location and description of EVERY parking lot in the park!
+ Location and description of EVERY picnic area lot in the park!
+ Over a years worth of tidal data (high/low tide) for the Park.
+ Over a years worth of sunrise/sunset data for the Park.
+ Details on bicycling, camping, lighthouses, museums, swimming, birding and boat launches throughout the park!

$4.99/Download here

iMapMyHIKE – Hiking, Trail Running, Camping, GPS

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iMapMyHIKE uses the built-in GPS technology of your iPhone to enable you to track your hikes and gets you closer to achieving your health and fitness goals. Step out your front door, hit the trail, and this app will effortlessly mark out your path along an interactive map and record essential metrics including duration, distance, pace, speed and elevation. Once you finish your hike, save your data and it automatically uploads to MapMyHIKE.com where you can view your route, hike data, and a comprehensive workout history. Plus, the new iMapMyHIKE gives you the ability to easily share your hike data with friends and family via email and Twitter.

 

Free/Download here

MotionX GPS

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▶ MotionX-GPS is for your outdoor life: Walking, Hiking, Running, Cycling, Biking, Sailing, Skiing, Flying, Racing, Geocaching.
▶ MotionX-GPS shows your position and track at all times on street maps, topo/terrain maps, satellite/hybrid maps, or marine charts. Record or follow your tracks and share with a single click your position, track, trip statistics (date, start time, elapsed time, distance traveled, average speed, etc.) and a picture taken along the way.
▶ Free downloadable maps worldwide! Including MotionX Road and Terrain maps, and NOAA marine charts.
▶ MotionX-GPS is the leading GPS solution for the iPhone, with over 5 million happy users. Exclusively designed and optimized for the iPhone.

Currently reduced to $0.99/Download here

Gaia GPS – Offline Topo Maps, Compass, and GPS Tracking for Trails – Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Camping, Running

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Off-trail, road-tripping, or wandering abroad? Use Gaia GPS to navigate anywhere you aren’t connected.

Gaia GPS is a full-featured outdoor GPS app, developed by Anna and Andrew. We wander around with our dogs and like to pitch our tent wherever Gaia leads us. Please email us with questions, bug reports, feature ideas, and other feedback at gaia@gaiagps.com.

Gaia lets you:

• Download maps for times when you don’t have an internet connection.

• View topographic and road maps. Use MyTopo maps in the US/Canada, and Cloudmade topo and road maps all over the world.

• Record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos.

• Search for nearby waypoints and reports about places.

• Import and export GPX files, by email or to EveryTrail.com.

• Customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more.

• Browse the Map Store, and subscribe to cool map sources like Snowmobile Trails from US Trailmaps, NOAA Charts, and more.

$12.99/Download here

Topo Maps

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★ View USGS 1:24,000 topographical maps on your iPhone or iPod touch. ★ Ideal for hiking and other backcountry activities. ★ Map downloads are FREE! ★ Provides more than 69,000 maps covering the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Maps: these USGS and NRCan maps are the definitive resource for hikers and other backcountry users, and the scans used by this app are of the highest quality. You can make the terrain stand out with hill shading, using simulated sunlight from the direction of your choice.

Downloading: US maps are around 8 MB in size and download in around 10 seconds to 2 minutes on a typical home broadband connection. About 15% of maps then require a 3-minute installation process. Canadian maps are larger. Both cellular data and WiFi can be used, though WiFi is likely to be more reliable in most cases. Please get in touch if you encounter problems while downloading maps.

$7.99/Download here

Maplets — Maps for National Parks, Subway, Ski Resorts and more

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The most comprehensive map app on the app store, with 4000 maps in the US and worldwide including Yosemite, New York Subway, London Tube, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, State Parks, and more.

Maplets is the perfect compliment to Google Maps: You can download and store maps of national parks, state parks, metro, subway, bike maps, ski resorts, college campuses, zoos, theme parks and more!

You do not need to purchase the more specific maplets apps such as Bike Maps or Metro Maps if you already own the full version.

$2.99/Download here

AccuTerra Unlimited – Maps & GPS Tracker: Trails to Hike, Run, Bike, Ski

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AccuTerra UNLIMITED is is your one-stop GPS outdoor recreation app, with over five million square miles of terrain and trail maps – designed specifically for the iPhone. These are not shrunken USGS maps that were made to print in 2 foot paper sheets; AccuTerra HD maps are TRIPLE the zoom level and contain the most recent trail and public land data available, optimized for your iPhone. Comparable recreation maps for expensive dedicated GPS units can cost hundreds in additional fees – AccuTerra UNLIMITED gives you all this for ONE LOW PRICE. (Not sure? Try AccuTerra On-Demand for a complimentary map trial.)

Maps are quickly downloaded and stored into the device’s memory – select On-Demand mode to get 50 square miles at a time, or choose from over 350 defined recreation areas in the AccuTerra catalog. Once your maps are loaded, AccuTerra provides an accurate GPS location, on beautiful color maps, wherever you have clear line of sight to the sky…even if you’re hundreds of miles from the nearest cell signal. Choose from over 220,000 miles of trails, thousands of trailheads, campgrounds, picnic areas — it’s the ONLY app available that displays all major public land boundaries.

$9.99/Download here

Trails

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Are you looking for the perfect hiking trail? Do you need a virtual compass to help navigate directions? Now you can view professional, high quality trail guides on-the-go!

The Trails.com app offers over 48,000 trail guides from the top outdoor publishers. Trail guides cover over twenty-four different outdoor activities including everything from mountain bike trails to off-road trails. You can search trails nearby, view details of specific trails and even get up-to-date weather conditions to ensure a quality outdoor experience.

Features:

· Ability to log in & gain unlimited access to all trail guides (requires a paid Trails.com subscription)
· Up-to-date weather conditions, elevation, gps location and time of sunrise/sunset of your current location
· Virtual compass for easy navigation
· Ability to search all trail types in any specific region
· Find places to hike, bike and other outdoor activities near you
· View specific details on all trails (includes trail type, distance, duration, elevation & skill level)
· Check out the current conditions of any trail
· Save your favorite trails for future reference
· View the map with all nearby trails icons for each specific activity
· Ability to view trail guides by region

Free/Download here

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About Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Photography. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Magazine and is Contributing Editor to LensCulture.