Backpacker GPS Trails Pro

Backpacker GPS Trails Pro

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Record hiking trails, backpacking trips, and camping adventures with Backpacker GPS Trails Pro. View maps, navigate with GPS and digital compass, take photos, and backtrack to the trailhead.

GPS Trails Pro works in remote places like national parks, wilderness areas, and backcountry spots without relying on data and cell signals.

With GPS Trails Pro, you can:

Turn your phone into a GPS: Navigate via precise satellite signals in and out of cell network.

Capture waypoints: Mark campsites, trailheads, water sources, summits, and more.

Track every step: Record or follow your tracks and routes. Store unlimited tracks.

Share your trip: Post adventures to, Twitter and Facebook.

Geotag your photos, videos, and sound clips: Save coordinates with every image and see their exact location on a map. Auto-save videos to your YouTube account too.

View maps: See unlimited street maps, aerial photos, hybrid street/aerial maps, and topo maps provided by MyTopo.

Navigate on the trail: Be an expert backcountry navigator. Use the digital compass to follow bearings or go to waypoints on the trail.

Create map packs to store maps on your phone. This app allows you to save topos (MyTopo), aerials (Bing), streets (OSM), and terrain (OCM) map types.

Get worldwide aerial images on your phone. Our app gives you rare access to view and store offine aerial imagery from Bing maps.

View stats: See 10 stats, including elevation, speed, and distance.

Pick your coordinates: Choose latitude/longitude or UTM and WGS 84 or NAD 27 then use GPS Trails for advanced navigation with traditional paper maps.

Download Pro Trips: Follow our step-by-step trail guides of popular trails and lesser-known routes in national parks, national forests, and local parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, White Mountains, Adirondacks, Catskills, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Acadia, Mount Rainier, Everglades, Olympic, and more. Find hikes near major cities: New York City, Seattle, Portland, LA, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and more. Plus find section hikes on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.

Search trips: Find thousands of trips shared by the Backpacker editors and the community.

Plan trips: Plan trips with map tools at and wirelessly sync them to Backpacker GPS Trails app. You can mark points, draw tracks, upload GPS files, print maps, and more. (requires membership)

Get published: Every month the editors at Backpacker handpick adventures shared by its online community to be published in the magazine. Kickstart your adventure writing and photography career with GPS Trails.

NEW: Plug in statewide topo maps into your Android with our new SD cards. Learn more at:

Supported Phones: GPS Trails Pro is designed and optimized for the Android phones.

Battery Life: While we optimize our code to cut down on power requirements, continued use of the GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. For longer dayhikes or overnight trips, we suggest packing lightweight battery packs to charge the phone.

Follow Us: We’ve created a Facebook page for our mobile apps to discuss upcoming releases, new features, and your feedback. Your feedback helps us create a better app. Go to:

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled™ magazine and website, and the only outdoor media whose editors and network of map contributors personally map the hiking trails they publish.

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Recently changed in this version

* Added support for national park and wilderness boundaries
* Bug fixes

Comments and ratings for Backpacker GPS Trails Pro
  • (69 stars)

    by John Reddan on 02/08/2014

    Might work well with purchased hikes, but worked poorly for me on my recent hike in the eastern sierras.

  • (69 stars)

    by Faisal Ahmed on 29/07/2014

    After recent 7/23 update, this application is super slow when I try to load "my trips". Switching between my trips and map then eventually crashes the application. It's also very slow now to load the map when you are trying to view current location. Almost useless right now. I'm using LG G2 and before this update it was working fine.

  • (69 stars)

    by Jeff Harris on 14/07/2014

    I purchased the APP to run on my Samsung S4 Active and installed the product and bought the 69.99 Topo maps from this vendor for a trip to Arches Natl park for miles of hiking and trails we were going to cover last weekend. After I installed the product it appeared to work ok. I ran a test to see if it would track and save the pathway and it did. I loaded the Topo's on my SD card in the folder as

  • (69 stars)

    by David Spears on 13/07/2014

    Great app. Does everything I need :)

  • (69 stars)

    by William Evans on 11/07/2014

    Lot better way to carry around a dozen topo charts. Access to these charts used to be several hundred dollars. The GPS function on this HTC m1 8 is almost instant. Haven't tried anything but just navigating on a mt bike, but this is just what I need.

  • (69 stars)

    by Todd Landers on 09/07/2014

    Good in a pinch

  • (69 stars)

    by Daniel Chase on 07/07/2014

    Killer app