ViewRanger GPS & Trails USA

ViewRanger GPS & Trails USA


(5 stars)


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1,000 - 5,000 downloads

  • Trail maps
  • Offline use
  • Accurate
  • Battery drainer
  • Not all free
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Expert's Review

"Trail Guides and Topographical Maps"

Reviewed by / Mar 26, 2015

Find trails and maps from places all over the world.


The ViewRanger GPS gives you a huge variety of topographical maps and trail routes from some of the most scenic places on Earth. With over 1,000 trails for hiking and biking, you can always be on the move. The trails are accurate and even used by search and rescue teams. And with easy Flickr picture additions and sharing maps and trails through Whatsapp, it's fun and easy to use.


The app offers a thousand trails, detailed with topographical maps. It's easy to find, easy to use, and easy to share. You can download maps to use offline.


The app does drain the battery and only some of the maps are free.

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Developer's original description available here
ViewRanger is the complete offline mapping, navigation & guided trail service for Outdoor Enthusiasts. Perfect for backcountry exploring or simply days out in the frontcountry.

● OpenStreetMap© & OpenCycleMap Global street & terrain mapping
● Bing Aerial Imagery, Ski map, Transport map.

Use in-app purchasing (ViewRanger Store) to add official USGS/Accuterra topographic mapping for the whole of the USA. NR CAN maps are available for Canada as well as many other premium topographic maps for other countries.
● GPS mapped location, even without mobile signal
● Offline map mode* – store in advance using “Create Saved Map”
● Access to 1000's of route guides
● Track recording – view your path on map to keep or share, even add Flickr photos
● Sports computer stats – view distance, speed, etc
● Real time location sharing** – BuddyBeacon (requires data connection)
● Active Route Navigation***
● Synchronises with web account for route planning, publishing and sharing. (
● Integrated with Facebook, Twitter

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A choice of Global open-source maps are included for free and are streamed over data connection, that can be cached for offline use. With ViewRanger, you can choose the best map to use and you'll always know your mapped location, even where there’s no mobile signal.

It’s easy to record a track of your progress, so you can view your path and stats for every trip. Your tracks can be stored using your free web account ( or shared using Facebook or Twitter, you can even add photos using Flickr. You can also use BuddyBeacon, our PIN protected real-time** tracker & location sharing feature.

Planning a trip? Use ViewRanger to create & follow your own routes or simply download one from our growing library of expert and community generated walks and cycle rides***. And as our expert guided routes are created by book publishers, forest service and outdoors magazines they are packed with local knowledge to enhance your experience.

ViewRanger is designed for Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Skiing, Snowboarding, snowmobiling, Horse riding, cross country running, ATV and Quad biking, , Hot air ballooning, Micro-light flying, Nature watching, Photography and most outdoors activities. It’s used & trusted by most Search & Rescue teams.
What our customers have to say:
“Simply the best off-road walking and cycling app anywhere."
“Not only is this an excellent app, but the helpfulness and speed of their response to my queries was exceptional."
Paid for Map choice available in over 22 countries:
Great Britain Ordnance Survey, Ireland (OS Ireland and OS NI), Germany (BKG), France (IGN), USA (USGS/Accuterra), Austria and Liechtenstein (Kompass), Belgium (IGN/NGI) Canada (NR Can), Czech Republic (DPA), Finland (NLS), Netherlands (Kadaster), New Zealand (LINZ), Norway (Statkart), Slovenia (NMA) Spain (CNIG), The Canaries Islands (Discovery Walking), Sweden (Lantmäteriet)), Switzerland (Swisstopo), Denmark (Geodatastyrelsen), Madeira, Greece (TERRAIN Editions SA), Slovakia, (DPA), and parts of Italy.

*store in advance using “Create Saved Map”. ** requires mobile signal. *** may incur additional charges
Free Global maps © 2012 OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA & contributors.
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Recently changed in this version

Version 4.4:
- Improved control over storage, including support for SD cards on KitKat and support for large SD cards.
- Navigation can now use the compass, rather than GPS heading, for better results at low speed.
- The default online map is now Open Cycle Map.
- Navigation arrow no longer changes colour.
- Various fixes.
- User interface changes, menu has switched to left
- New HUD compass
- When routes are downloaded, you can download their media too
- GPS power saving options have been added

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Comments and ratings for ViewRanger GPS & Trails USA
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    by Cavett Eaton on 31/03/2013

    I use this app in a public school setting as a recreation professional. Great features.