Your iPhone or iPad becomes a superb GPS receiver with USGS, US Forest Service & Canada topo maps, even where there is no cell signal!
Headed into the wilderness? Buy this app now so you will always know where you've been, where you are & where you’re going. Highest quality track recording, best route navigation & most accurate Estimated Time of Arrival of any available hiking app. No sign-up, ads, subscription or in-app purchase required, making this less expensive & less hassle than the “free” or subscription apps.
Use for hiking, biking, skiing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching & 4WD exploring. Recommended as the top choice in “Essential Gear for Safe Hiking”.
TRACKS, WAYPOINTS & ROUTES
Record a track as you walk, even in the background. View it on the map. Trip Timer & Odomete.r
Show an elevation graph of your track or a route with altitude data. View date, time & average speed of track points. Measure the area inside a closed path.
Mark waypoints by their position on a topo map or a satellite map, by tapping a geotagged photo, by projecting from a known point or by searching place names. Refine a waypoint position when you arrive.
Set a quick GoTo waypoint or a full route & see the heading, direction, distance, elevation change & Estimated Time of Arrival at your destination & intermediate waypoints along the trail.
Create & edit routes using waypoints or recorded tracks.
Export & Import GPX & KML waypoint, route & track files via eMail, Messages, Copy To, AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox or iTunes.
Import files using a custom URL scheme.
Send KML files to display immediately in Google Earth.
GPS+Glonass satellites & Barometric Pressure Sensor improve accuracy in challenging terrain & reduce elevation data noise on iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 & later.
FOREVER-FREE TOPO MAPS
USA: Newest (2015) US Forest Service 24K maps.
USGS 24K classic maps for all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands.
USGS 250K & 100K (63K for Alaska) maps for all states.
Canada south of 54° latitude: National Resources Canada 50K maps for Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, and 18 Canadian National Parks.
Stitches beautiful richly detailed offline topographic map images for seamless coverage across map boundaries.
Includes map legends.
Store up to 750 maps to use in the wilderness without cell service. Maps from our server download faster & use less of your monthly data allotment.
Print & Share map images overlaid with waypoints, routes & tracks.
SET IT UP AS YOU LIKE
miles, nautical miles or km. ft or meters
Degrees, Degrees/Minutes, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds or UTM
°True or °Magnetic
Tap Help in the App.
Online Manual on iHikeGPS.com
Email developer: lwjames@iHikeGPS.com
WHAT OTHERS SAY
“I am VERY impressed!!!…It pretty much blows…, my previous fave GPS app, out of the water. Your track recording features, fast map downloads, and well thought out interface make it a real winner. It's very sophisticated software, and makes my iPhone just about as good as $600 Garmin… Actually better, in a lot of ways”-John in OR
“Perfect for anyone camping, fishing & hiking, it'll provide great detail when you need it the most…for anyone who takes the great outdoors seriously”-David on HandheldItems.com
“…thank you for developing IHIKE GPS…what a great product it is. I am impressed!…I use it hiking, biking, skiing & Jeeping”-Ammon in CO
No device requires a cellular data plan to use iHikeGPS.
WiFi+cellular iPad 2 & later, and iPhone 4S & later support full navigation.
WiFi-only iPad 2 & later, and iPod touch (5th gen) & later require an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver to show your location in the wilderness & record tracks. View maps using the iOS device alone.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Your dream of hiking adventures reaches new heights with iHikeGPS!
Ready for iOS 12, the iPhone Xs, and the iPhone Xs Max.
Ratings and Reviews
Does everything better than anybody
I have used numerous mobile gps apps, and none comes even close to iHikeGPS. Being able to download topo and forest maps, for free, by WiFi before a trip is great. But if you are stuck on the trail outside your downloaded area, you can still get maps with even a minimal cell signal. The app handles waypoints, tracks and routes with ease, imports and exports gpx and kml format smoothly, and has the best built in help file I have ever seen. And everything can be edited right on the app. It’s all you need for gps.
Best GPS app for iPhone and iPad!!
I’ve used this app for 4-5 years and it’s much better than any map app out there! I’ve had Garmin GPS’s since they came out. This app with my iPhone is so much more user friendly than any of the Garmin models. Easy to download maps, works when you have no cell service, support is unbelievable. Twice in the last few years I’ve had a problem (user error)and my emails were answered within a couple of hours to resolve it. Can’t go wrong with this app!
Forest Service Maps
This is a really good map program. It downloads both USGS and US Forest Service maps. Downloaded maps are absolutely necessary when outside of cell coverage. Having topo maps with labels that match US Forest Service road numbers and trail markers makes navigation a lot more certain.
- James Associates Inc.
- 13.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 James Associates Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.