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iHikeGPS : USA + SE & SW Canada Topo Maps with Full GPS Navigation

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Your iPhone or WiFi+Cellular iPad can be a high-performance GPS receiver with both USGS & US Forest Service topo maps! Headed into the wilderness? Buy this app now so you will always know where you are, where you've been, and where you're going. Highest quality track recording, best route navigation, and most accurate Estimated Time of Arrival of any available hiking app. No sign-up, no ads, no subscription, no in-app purchase required, making this less expensive and higher quality than the “free” apps. Recommended in “Essential Gear for Safe Hiking”.


▶ USA: 24K USGS & US Forest Service topo maps. The new 2015 Forest Service maps prominently display Forest Service road numbers, making a huge difference for finding your way around the back country. 63K maps for Alaska

▶ Alberta & British Columbia south of 54° latitude, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island: 50K National Resources Canada topo maps

▶ Stitches beautiful high resolution, detailed topo map images for seamless coverage across map boundaries

▶ Store up to 500 maps to use anytime in the wilderness without cell service. Maps from our server have a shorter download time, use less of your monthly data allotment & use less memory on your iOS device

▶ Print maps overlaid with waypoints, routes & tracks. Share map images & locations using email, Twitter, Facebook, Messages, Photos, Open In, AirDrop or the clipboard


▶ Record a track. View it on the map. Record in the background

▶ Show an elevation graph of your track or a route with altitude data. View date, time & average speed of track points

▶ Mark waypoints using a convenient button on the map screen or by tapping a geotagged photo. Refine a waypoint position when you arrive

▶ Set a quick GoTo waypoint or a full route and see the heading, direction, horizontal distance, vertical distance & Estimated Time of Arrival

▶ Import & Export GPX waypoint, route & track files via eMail, Messages, Dropbox, Open In, AirDrop or iTunes

▶ Send KML files to display immediately in Google Earth

▶ GPS+Glonass satellites improve accuracy in challenging terrain with iPhone 4S, iPad mini, iPad 3 & later

▶ Barometric pressure sensor reduces elevation data noise on iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and later


▶ 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

▶ Follow on Twitter: @iHikeGPS

▶ Email developer:


▶ “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

▶ “GREAT APP! I…am really loving the interface, the maps, and the features you've provided”-Laurie in TX

▶ “Perfect for anyone camping, fishing and hiking, it'll provide great detail when you need it the most…for anyone who takes the great outdoors seriously”-David on

▶ “I just wanted to thank you for developing IHIKEGPS and to tell you what a great product it is. I am impressed!…I use it hiking, biking, skiing and Jeeping”-Ammon in CO


● No device requires a cellular data plan to use iHikeGPS

● iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, and all WiFi+cellular iPads support full navigation

● iPod touch (gen 3 or later) & WiFi-only iPads require an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver to show your location in the wilderness & record tracks. View maps using the iOS device alone

• File sharing via AirDrop & Messages requires iOS 7 or later

● Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life

Your dream of hiking adventures reaches new heights with iHikeGPS

What's New in Version 6.1

2015 US Forest Service Maps - Only App with these Brand New Maps!
▶ Shows forested areas and USFS inholdings
▶ More trails and more accurately placed trails
▶ Very high resolution for superb Retina screen viewing and printing
6.1: Updated for iOS 9 and the iPad Pro


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Customer Reviews

Superb access to official US maps

This superb app faithfully accesses and displays the official high-res and carefully-stitched scanned US topographic and Forest Service maps, just as if you bought the paper version. The hsophisticated user will appreciate these maps as the ones available from, and therefore vetted by, the US Govt. It is not, nor intended to be, an application to find the latest shopping mall by driving. However, noting that mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes seem not to move around very much on human lifetime scales, if you are out avoiding that shopping mall in an area with no signs of human intervention, nothing could be better for getting around, and you won’t mind the lack of frequent map updates of the latest gas stations. It will, of course, enable you to find your car after the day or week or whatever long hike. I wish it were harder to use—I’m kinda jealous of my favorite hiking areas and this app may actually encourage more hiking.

The manual is very nicely sorted so you can figure out what to do to access all the features.

My only gripe is that it should add a display for speed in the GPS coordinates area.

If it displayed speed I would give it 6 stars. The very best hiking app. Period. Not so much unneeded bells and whistles. Best help interface ever. Really nice downloads.


I can't believe this app is free! Best one out there for off road navigation. We use it to plan, execute and document our adventures in the middle of nowhere. So easy to use yet so complete. None of my paid apps have provided as much. Bravo!

iHikeGPS : USA + SE & SW Canada Topo Maps with Full GPS Navigation
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.1
  • Size: 7.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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