Footpath lets you plan routes and measure distances in seconds. Trace a map, and Footpath will snap to roads and trails.

Plan out that perfect 5k, morning ride, scenic backroads tour, or multiday mountain traverse. Know exactly what elevations you'll be climbing and what splits to expect. Footpath allows you to map out routes quicker and easier than ever before.

Join hundreds of thousands of users using Footpath and plan your next adventure.

Quickly measure distances by tracing a map. Footpath will snap to roads and trails on the map.

Know exactly how far and how high you'll travel. Plan a route that matches your goals.

Follow your progress along the route while out your run, ride, or hike

Perfect for running clubs, riding buddies, or worried significant others

Overlay your route and stats on photos you've taken

Footpath is designed to work for pretty much any activity or adventure, in any country:
• Running
• Cycling and mountain biking
• Hiking and mountaineering
• Walking
• Motorcycling and driving
• Backcountry skiing
• Kayaking and standup paddleboarding
• Sailing
• And many more!


Purchase Footpath Elite for a single route or as an annual subscription and unlock the following additional features:

• Save unlimited routes
• Edit saved routes
• Create and organize lists
• Download offline maps
• Premium topo maps with coverage worldwide:
-- Footpath Outdoors (Worldwide)
-- USGS Topo Maps (U.S. and Canada)
-- OpenCycleMap (Worldwide)
-- NOAA Nautical (U.S.)
-- And many more!
• Custom map overlays
-- Contour labels in meters and feet
-- Cycle lanes
-- Slope angle shading
• 3D maps
• Manually log workouts to Apple Health
• Cue sheets & splits
• Export to GPX or KML files

You can purchase a Footpath Elite annual subscription ($14.99/year) through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew can be turned off anytime by going to the Manage Subscriptions page in settings after purchase, and your features will remain active until the end of the subscription period.

If you do not want to purchase a subscription, you may also purchase Footpath Elite on a route-by-route basis with a Single Route Pass for as many routes as you'd like.

• For longer routes, try zooming in and mapping your route in multiple segments.
• Tap and hold the map to quickly route between waypoints and POIs.
• Did Footpath snap to the wrong roads? Trace over the incorrect segment to edit, or use the eraser tool.
• Turn off snap to roads (magnet icon) and zoom in to manually trace the map. (Try switching to a satellite layer).

We've got a lot planned for Footpath. If you have any suggestions or feedback, or if you run into any issues, please contact us at

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What’s New

Version 3.1.3

Support for the new iPads

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings
1.3K Ratings
comabereni ,

Fantastic GPX route planning app

This app is absolutely fantastic for planning hikes. Even though we have used other online route apps, we've been looking for an easy to use route planning app for our phones that exports GPX route files for use with our favorite iPhone GPS software (GaiaGPS). Footpath does it seamlessly. We also upload the route files to fitness apps like RunKeeper where it tells us in advance how many calories our planned hikes will burn. Wonderful!

Suggested future updates: add the ability to import existing GPX route/track files for easy sharing and editing (this is Footpath's most glaring deficiency in our opinion--right now you can only export routes to other apps); make it possible to easily move starting and mid-points of a route you want to edit (right now you can only edit an existing route by deleting segments of the route starting at the end until you get to a fork or turn you want to explore and then continuing along a new path from there); and it would also be great if your routes were automatically saved to a personal account on a website maintained by Footpath so they could be more easily managed and exported to your favorite GPS and fitness apps.

All that said, Footpath is pretty awesome as is and has already benefited us greatly by giving us the ability to quickly and easily plan and execute our weekly hikes anywhere we are whenever we have a couple minutes. Thank you!

Hurri47 ,

The best has just gotten better

OK this is going to be a rave.

Nobody is mentioning what I thought was the most interesting thing about new version 3. The old version would switch maps automatically depending on zoom level, but the new Footpath Outdoors map appears to just combine all the information of the old maps without the jarring switch.

The tutorial is very brief with only the basics covered, but if you haven’t found a feature you want - for me it was how to switch snap types on the fly - keep poking controls in the corners and it’s a good bet you’ll find it in one of them. (The snap switch is a few extra taps to switch but it does work smoothly and consistently.)

The new editing tools are hugely welcome! I don’t recall if I could edit saved routes in the old version, but that’s in here now. I haven’t found a way to edit start points, so unless I’m just missing something I’d recommend zooming in very close on your start point and then backing out to complete the route.

I also appreciate the new account system where I can create/edit routes on my iPad and see the same routes on my iPhone. The grandfathering of my old saved routes into the iPad was very nice - I was briefly afraid I’d have to pay again until I found the secret instruction to invoke it. (Pssst - hey dev, I’d have paid it anyway, but thanks, that was very kind.)

TexDrex ,

Excellent GPX planning app

When I ditched my MacBook Air several months ago, I was looking for a replacement to using my previous route planing website, which allowed for GPX export I could then subsequently load onto my Garmin Fenix 3. What seemed like an easy chore, proved very difficult. Footpath was the solution I was looking for! Easily planned routing, saving, and subsequent export to my device has made this app a no-brainer for me. The recent Fall upgrade has made it even better.

Question: previously, I was able to manually arrange my created/saved routes in any order I wished. I’m not able to do that since the most recent update. Am I missing this feature, or was it removed? Previously, I tapped the “edit” button, and, in addition to the red delete symbols along the side, it had little “grabbers” beside each route that I used to order them according to my preference.


Half Mile Labs LLC
73.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2018 Half Mile Labs LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Footpath Elite $14.99
  2. Footpath Elite $14.99
  3. Single Route Pass $1.99


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