1. First Aid by Red Cross

💰Price: Free

📱Platforms: iOS, Android

👉 This App is necessary for staying safe! It is location based so that you are directed to the Red Cross Organizations that are closest to you. It provides instant access to safety information with videos, diagrams, advice, and more on how to prepare for and deal with emergencies!


2. AllTrails

💰Price: Free

📱Platforms: iOS, Android

👉 This App is one of the most popular hiking apps with over 3.5 million downloads! It covers over 50,000 trails in the US and Canada! With the free version you are able to use GPS tracking to create your own trails with photos and text. There is also a paid version for $50 annually which gives you access to the National Geographic Maps with the ability to print and edit maps. Every great hiker has this app!


3. PeakFinder

💰Price: $3.99

📱Platforms: iOS, Android

👉 This app is awesome for mountain lovers! If you hold up your camera towards any landscape, it will tell you the names of any mountain in view! This app works offline so you don't need service in the middle of a hike!


4. ViewRanger

💰Price: Free

📱Platforms: iOS, Android

👉 This App is popular from the US to the UK! It helps hikers to plan, navigate, record and then share their hike! A number of Search and Rescue teams use this app thanks to its advanced GPS navigation! The maps are stored onto your phone so that they are available offline.


5. National Parks by Chimani

💰Price: Free

📱Platforms: iOS, Android

👉 This app is used by National Geographic, REI, and the official NPS app! It provides details on the 400+ units of the US National Park Service! This includes seashores, battlefields, memorials, monuments, historic sites, scenic trails, and of course the national parks. Also included is a photo gallery and the ability to achieve badges for every park visited!


6. Google Maps Offline

💰Price: Free

📱Platforms: iOS, Android

👉 This may become the most popular hiking app! Destination searches and turn-by-turn directions would be available offline via the built-in GPS chip on the phone, rather than the cell antenna!

Happy Hiking! 😊🍃🐾