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

By James Associates Inc.

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Makes your iPhone or WiFi+Cellular iPad into a high-performance GPS receiver with both USGS & US Forest Service topo maps! If you are 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. You will have the highest quality track recording, the best route navigation, and the most accurate Estimated Time of Arrival of any available hiking app. No sign up, no subscription, no in-app purchase required. Recommended in “Essential Gear for Safe Hiking”.


▶ Record a track. View it on the map. Record in the background when using another app or your device is asleep

▶ 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 files of waypoints, routes & tracks via AirDrop, eMail, Messages, Dropbox, Open In, or iTunes

▶ Uses GPS+Glonass satellites for improved accuracy in challenging terrain with iPhone 4S, iPad mini, iPad 3 & later.


▶ USA: 24K USGS & US Forest Service topo maps. Store both to use anywhere.

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

▶ Most Forest Service maps were updated since 2011. Prominently displayed Forest Service road numbers make a huge difference for finding your way around the back country

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

▶ Maps from our server have a shorter download time, use less of your monthly data allotment & use less memory on your iOS device

▶ Download using WiFi or cell data. Store up to 500 maps to use anytime in the wilderness without cell service

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


▶ 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 our web site

▶ Follow us on Twitter: @iHikeGPS

▶ Email developer:


▶ “I want to tell you 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 Montana. Actually better, in a lot of ways”-John in OR

▶ “GREAT APP! I have been using this for a few weeks now and 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 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

• GPX 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 5.0.3

User Interface Improvements on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad.


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Customer Reviews

I Love This App

This is the best app for hiking that I have yet to find and I have tried several. I have used James Associates desktop MacGPSPro for years and uploaded routes to and downloaded track logs from my Garmin GPS. Now I can do the same with this iPhone app. It downloads USGS Topo maps in seconds over WiFi or a cellular data connection. And it can be used offline to follow a route and create a track log.

Waypoints may be created within the app or downloaded to it in .gpx format. What more could anyone want. I have used it for local hikes and for navigating National Wildlife Refuges during a recent trip to Florida. I have never had any problem with it. It has met my requirements and exceeded my expectations.

A terrific app at a very reasonable price.

Great Hiking and GPS App

iHikeGPS is a great app. Importing/uploading .gpx files is easy as is adding new waypoints. The best thing though is the access to maps, USGS and US Forest Service for the US and National Resources Canada for Canada. Just tapping the screen brings up the available map options and dowloads are fast, usually just a matter of seconds even using cell data. The maps stitch together seamlessly for comprehensive coverage and their resolution is incredible. And they’re all free! There’s also an extensive Help section making the app just an all around excellent product.

It does what it does vey well

This app does what it is supposed to do, and does it very well. It is also a nice complement to the Mac app by the same author.
I am particularly pleased by the quality of the GPX files it produces. I have other apps that record my walking routes, but none that do so with the kind of precision that this one does.

That said, there are two things I need to see added before I can rate it five stars:
1. Graphically show my compass bearing on the map, so I can tell when I’m oriented in the right direction.
2. Make the OpenStreetMaps available as an option. At least in my area, those maps provide much better information about trails, and are more up to date. [The quads for my area are decades out of date and show none of the trails!]

iHikeGPS : USA + SE & SW Canada Topo Maps with Full GPS Navigation
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $7.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0.3
  • Size: 7.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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