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GPS Hiker is a great and free application for outdoor activities. It supports GPS track logging, GPX file import/export and offline maps (Open Street Map, Open Cycle Map, Hike Bike and Custom Map Image) download and viewing. Camera, twitter and email features are integrated as well.

While in the outdoors and without cellular service, you can display currently logging tracks and previously logged tracks made by other parties simultaneously on the offline map to make sure you are on the right track. Photos taken during the logging session can be displayed on the map and saved for later use. You can also follow the previously logged track to assist your navigation and check the mileage and altitude information for reference.

GPS Hiker is proudly field-tested at Mission Peak, Fremont, CA, USA.


• GPS status (location, speed, heading, altitude) display.
• GPS logging & real-time trip information (time, distance, altitude gain/loss. ...) update.
• Tracks and marks are stored in the standard GPX format.
• You can manually add GPX files to the application via iTune File Sharing.
• Import GPX file you download from community websites and display its tracks and marks on map.
• Simultaneously display current track logged by yourself and imported track logged by others on map to make sure you are on the right track.
• Follow the track of the imported trip to assist your navigation.
• Photo Marks: photos taken during the trip will be displayed on the map. Title and description can be added to photos.
• Press-To-Find: long-press on the main map to find EveryTrail trips within the visual range of the map.
• Press-To-Mark: long-press anywhere on the main map to create marks for your trip.
• Multiple color and transparency options to display imported tracks on the map.
• Support online maps and offline maps (Open Street Map, Open Cycle Map, Hike Bike and custom map image).
• Trip Analysis allows you walk through the imported tracks in minutes and learn the related mileage, altitude and time information.
• Trail log to record your hiking activities.
• Interactive Altitude Profile Viewer.
• Universal Locate button to locate current location, last mark, current trip and imported trip.
• GPS switch allows user to switch off GPS, when not in use, to save battery power.
• Support WGS84-UTM, WGS84-DMS, WGS84-DEG, TWD67-TM2, TWD97-TM2 coordinate formats.
• Take geo-tagged photos with the built-in camera function.
• Email your trip to friends after the trip is done.
• TweetMark: Tweet your current location and last-taken photo (within 3 minutes) to Twitter.
• GPS tracking continues to work in the background while you listen to music or use another application.
• Support QR code to download trips.


• This application may continue to use GPS in the background, which can dramatically decrease battery life.
• You need to connect your iOS device with iTunes and enable the Application File Sharing feature to add GPX files and custom map images to the application or to retrieve the GPX files for your trips.
• This application is not intended for precise navigation. Please use it with good judgement and at user's own risk.

What's New

Version 5.0

GPS Hiker 5.0

New Features:

1. Saved trips now include trip data for filtering.
2. Saved trips can be filtered by name or main map bound.
3. Listed trips in Saved Trips can be shown as marks on main map.
4. Ability to enter coordinate via the DMS format.
5. Improved user interface.
6. API key support for open cycle map.
7. Download trips via QR code.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fix iOS 11.0 compatibility issues.
2. Fix issues when location update is not working under some situations.
3. Remove support for every trail
4. Remove support for openquestmap.
5. Fix map download issue for Taiwan NLSC map.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

App is now practically useless


Recently, AllTrails purchased EveryTrail, which this app was integrated with. When I opened this app today to prepare for an upcoming hike, it could no longer find the previous "Trips" saved by past users. The park we are going to is one of the most popular state parks in our state, so should've had some existing trails already saved. I then searched the Great Smoky Mountains, which we've used this app to hike in before, and it still wouldn't bring up past user Trips. I assume this is a result of AllTrails purchasing EveryTrail and AllTrails requires a yearly subscription to save offline maps. Being able to pull up saved trails created by past users allowed us to monitor our progress along those trails. It's nearly impossible to be able to do that for free. Without that capability, this app has become useless to us. I suppose it will still record your own progress when hiking, but there are a ton of apps out there that will do that.

Fantastic App


After spending hours cobbling together a poor solution using for-fee apps I found GPS hiker and it *rules*. The gpx download worked just as advertised via Itunes. In addition, it automatically caches map tiles near the gpx route so map data is available offline when in the backcountry away from internet. They dont even brag about doing this, it just works! Keep up the great work and many, many thanks.

Also, the other 2 reviews available for GPS hiker when I downloaded it are ridiculous. One complains about GPS reliability, a function of your phone, not this app. The other didnt understand that it allows you to turn off GPS whenever you want.

Promising, then disappointing


Hadn't used lately. Went on a hike. Tracked with this app. Took associated pics along the way. Everything went fairly smooth. Got to the end, chose "save and upload". Even though it had previous login info by default, it failed to login. Retried several times. Finally chose "cancel" for the upload, the only other choice. And everything was gone. Previous trip, current trips... all gone. The trip was important to me. What a letdown. I've removed this app. Do not use this app!


Jason Chiu
8.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2012-18 GPS Hiker from Jason Chiu


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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