5164 miles of trail
Big Hike is a guide for hikers. It determines your location and calculates distance to over 5000 waypoints, without connecting to the internet. Big Hike allows you to leave messages for other hikers, which sync with the website http://www.bighike.net/ giving you a permanent record that friends and family can follow along.
Besides the AT, Big Hike also includes the Long Trail, Long Path, Benton MacKaye Trail, C&O Canal Towpath, and many other trails and waypoints in the Smokies, Shenandoah, the White Mountains, and Baxter State Park.
Art Loeb Trail
Better Benton MacKaye Trail and Long Trail data
Ratings and Reviews
Great AT app and free!
I didn’t want to shell out the money for Guthook, especially without trying it first. Found this app and it’s great! While it doesn’t have the amount of info as a complete guidebook, it’s free. I have a paper guide for the AT and also use this app. Together it’s perfect. This app lets me see where I am, what’s coming up, the elevation gain and loss. Really great to plan ahead. Sometimes it has Hostel info and such. I did see a few spots where the trail must have been rerouted and this app doesn’t know that but hey, for a free app this is amazing for what you get!
Great App for Appalachian Trail Navigation
This is a great app that allows you to easily see how far you are from the Appalachian Trail. Once you are on the trail it is very easy to see what is ahead or behind you with detailed mileage information. Each waypoint has more information and shelters are bolded which make them easy to find. There is also information and data for several trails that cross the Appalachian Trail. This is a great app that any Appalachian Trail hiker would find very valuable.
I have both
I have this app and Guthook. This one has less information and fewer features, but it works great, and is easy to use. It probably is too little info for a thru hiker, but paired with a guidebook it could be. For day hikers and section hikers it’s more that enough. Did I mention it’s free?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.