Instead of buying this app (Gaia GPS Classic), please download the new Gaia GPS app. You can find it by searching for "Gaia GPS" - then download the app with the gold border called "Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Hiking Trails."

We're maintaining Gaia GPS Classic for existing users, but our work is focused on the new app.

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Plan trips and explore the wild with Gaia GPS, on your phone, tablet, and computer.

Widely considered the best outdoor mapping app, 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.

Top adventure guides use Gaia GPS all over the world.

Since 2009, we've been constantly updating Gaia GPS to help people explore remote places, and stay safer in the woods. Today, many great people contribute to the support and development of Gaia GPS. You can always get in touch with the whole team at

Gaia (guy-yuh) comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.

►► Maps
• view maps online at
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• use Gaia's unique, streaming, vector, worldwide topo map
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges

►► Sync, Back-up, and Website
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and online at
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly

►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and Gaia POI data with webpages from our search engine
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email
• customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more

►► GaiaPro
Subscribe to GaiaPro to get extra features, maps, and support. The cost is $5.99/month or $39.99/year.

• use to print maps and plan routes
• download multi-layered maps - mix and set opacity for many layers at once
• use MapBox cloudless aerial and street maps, the best and most up-to-date OpenStreetMap available
• view weather forecasts from Wunderground
• set custom icons for waypoints you create
• sync max-resolution photos to GaiaCloud

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:

►► IMPORTANT - IPOD TOUCH AND WIFI ONLY IPADS - This application will not be fully functional on these devices, unless you have an external GPS attachment. The GPS Recorder and compass will be inactive. You will be able to view maps and waypoints, but you cannot record tracks.

►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 10.9.16

An under the hood change to deal with a 3rd party shutting down their company. You shouldn't notice a difference.

* we're now using our own server to do the trail-routing, because the 3rd party provider shut down - it's the same software, so you shouldn't see any changes
* we also switched the auto-naming of waypoints/tracks, to a new server - but again, it's the same software and you shouldn't see a difference

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Great app


Great app! I use it so much! But the fact that now they have a “pro”version with ask you to pay every year a membership is a downer. I paid 25$ for this app and now they just make some awesome update for the other version. I feel a bit cheated.

Good App


I really like that you can download maps. You can even do this for Cuba under street maps. Not sure how the GPS would work there but will test it out. Better than topo maps app in some areas, especially map download. I could not get the waypoints to work properly, needs some work with this to make it simple to add custom waypoints. I hope the map tracks you as you move, did not test this out but it is a must especially if you are in a boat and get disoriented.

Points of interest are great for hikers. I can't beleive they had the mountain klek and webpage link along with info on trails etc. Wow this is located in a really small place and not many people know about it This app will raise the bar for hiking apps.

The other bad point I noticed is that their search is buggy and does not really work properly but not a big deal. I am sure they will fix this.

Overall I like the app and I think once people get their hands on it especially downloadable maps feature it will fly off the charts. This is the best app now for hiking.

So far so great !


I have not been able to track maps yet as I have not had time .
But the rest of the features work great and the ui is very nice .
This app has more features than a similar app that cost $7.99 !!

Great app !! For offroad , hiking etc !!!

Ping ID James_r


Trailbehind, INC.
48.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2009-2017 Trailbehind, inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. GaiaPro $5.49
  2. GaiaPro $8.49
  3. GaiaPro $54.99


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