Take the entire guidebook on your hike with Guthook Guides! Whether you are planning a thru-hike or a weekend walk in the woods, Guthook Guides has you covered with detailed maps showing your exact GPS location, thousands of miles of trail routes, and over 10,000 waypoint details for major hikes and treks across the US and around the world.

If you’re looking for the popular Guthook Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and other guides previously in separate apps, they can all be found right here! We have dozens of guides available for everything from major thru-hikes to local weekend hikes.

See full trail availability in the trail selector in-app.

Key features:
—Detailed maps including GPS location, detailed routes, and waypoints
—Elevation profile view with GPS and key features
—Custom route creator to plan your trip
—Multiple background map choices

Waypoint data:
—Waypoints are plotted on the main trail, approach trails, and side trails
—Water sources, shelters, camp sites, road crossings, trailheads, viewpoints, peaks, and much more
—Town details including accommodation, restaurants, resupply, laundry, other services, historical sites

U.S. National Scenic Trails:
—Appalachian Trail
—Pacific Crest Trail
—Continental Divide Trail - The official app of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition
—Arizona Trail - The official app of the Arizona Trail Association
—The Florida Trail - In collaboration with Florida Hikes
—Ice Age Trail - The official app of the Ice Age Trail Alliance

U.S. Regional Trails:
—The John Muir Trail (through Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks)
—The Colorado Trail - The official app of The Colorado Trail Foundation (from Denver to Durango)
—The Wonderland Trail — In partnership with Tami Asars (in Mt Rainier National Park)
—Tahoe Rim Trail (around Lake Tahoe)
—The Long Trail (Vermont)
—The White Mountains (New Hampshire and Maine)
—Baxter State Park (Maine)
-The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway (New Hampshire)
—Acadia National Park (Maine)
—Mount Whitney Trail (to the highest point in California)
—San Jacinto Trail system
—Arkansas trails: Ouachita Trail, Buffalo River Trail, Eagle Rock Loop
-Many State Parks and mountain areas across New England

International Trails:
—Camino Frances (St James' Way in Spain)
—Te Araroa (New Zealand's National Hiking Trail)
—Great Divide Trail - The official app of the Great Divide Trail
—British Walking Guides including West Highland Way, South Downs Way, and Ridgeway

What's New

Version 7.0.5

-Just one teeny-tiny bug fix for this round. Bigger updates planned for later!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

AT Thru-Hike (2015)


I thru-hiked the AT in 2015 which turned out to be the most amazing experience of my life and I did it with the Guthook App. I cannot recommend it enough for anyone planning to thru, section, or simply car camp the Appalachian trail. In my opinion, this goes on the list of "Don't leave home without it."

The AT, at least when I hiked it, was 2,189.2 miles from Springer to Katahdin. Frankly, if you get lost on the AT, you probably don't belong there. So the value of the Guthook App isn't navigation. The reasons I found it to be most useful was to alert me to the elevation that was ahead, distance to shelters and water sources, and road crossings that would take me into trail towns to resupply.

I used the Guthook App daily, but I also took along the AWOL AT Guide. I used this to a lesser extent, but I found it equally important. The AWOL guide is an invaluable resource for services along the trail (e.g., shuttles) and in trail towns (e.g., Post Office hours, lodging, etc.)

I hope this helps and best wishes on your hike.

"Today I begin a new trail in my life. A fresh start. A new beginning. Today I step off the rock at Springer to be transformed because I trust that it is only impossible dreams of this magnitude that will give birth to the type of change I covet." (April 1, 2015)


AT Section Hike Essential


Using this app exclusively, I’ve now section hiked three states on the Appalachian trail. During planning, it’s helped me visualize every single day - down to the minute, mileage, elevation and water stop. When I’ve gone off-trail, it’s pointed me in the right direction, and when I’m tired it’s been my motivation, knowing exactly how many miles there are to the next waypoint. It’s also kept me safe because I know exactly where water, shelter, and towns are, and it’s reliable as ever. I even had momentary issues with the app, and the creator himself was writing me, making updates, and genuinely wanted to help. I carry a back-up map of course, but this app is truly all you need to get out and hike.

Great app but still room for improvement


Let me start by saying this app will get you through the entire AT without trouble. The only thing I would change would be to add the ability to create custom waypoints to save on your adventure. This is mostly because there were lots of camping and water supplies we came across that were not listed that will could be hard to find again when trying to go back and visit favorite spots on the trail. Another instance I could see it helping would be when you come across areas that are reroutes around bridge washouts or Bees nests. Even without this ability, this is still very much worth the cost of the maps.

In-App Purchases

Guthook's Appalachian Trail

2180-mile Appalachian Trail


Pacific Crest Trail by Guthook

2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail


Camino de Santiago

Camino Frances & Camino Finisterre


Wainwright's Coast to Coast

200 mile hiking route across northern England


Pacific Northwest Trail

1200 Miles in Montana, Idaho, and Washington


John Muir Trail by Guthook

Detailed guide to the iconic John Muir Trail



Guthook Hikes, LLC
57.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2017 Guthook Hikes, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. AT Section 1: GA/NC $8.99
  2. Guthook's Appalachian Trail $59.99
  3. AT Section 5: PA & MD $8.99


  • Family Sharing

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