ViewRanger GPS & Trails USA

ViewRanger GPS & Trails USA


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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

Comments and ratings for ViewRanger GPS & Trails USA
  • (72 stars)

    by Herding Cats on 28/01/2014

    With a full season of use, I not only love this app, I rely on it as my fallback / emergency GPS. Why is it so great? 1. Pay $14.99 for the app with the US map and you'll never pay anything again. 2. The map is amazing! Most mapping software seems to use USGS topo maps and only slightly alter it. These guys have come up with their own map with fantastic color-coded trail markings. 3. Outstandi

  • (72 stars)

    by jeff summers on 15/01/2014

    Def a need for hiking.

  • (72 stars)

    by Doug Suida on 29/11/2013

    I've tried many GPS apps that are in Google Play and I keep coming back to this one due to the interface, quality of the maps and tracking/routing functions. Unfortunately it's missing 2 basic functions that would put it over the top. 1. The most important is that lack of magnetic compass integration. If you chose you can have a little on-screen compass that always points north, but it's not a

  • (72 stars)

    by Dave Dutro on 25/11/2013

    This is simply the best tracking/ GPS app out there. I just wish more people in the states would use it.

  • (72 stars)

    by Anthony Rizzo on 21/11/2013

    I have every GPS tracking app on my phone. This has the best maps, simplest interface and bed best value. Most trails are on the topography maps. A must for any outdoorsman.

  • (72 stars)

    by Donald Ward on 02/11/2013

    Does not tell you which way you're heading (for example with an arrow) unless you are in motion. This is unsafe for me to be looking at the app while simultaneously traversing unsteady terrain. UI seems pretty good otherwise. Can't recommend because of such a basic feature flaw for a GPS map.

  • (72 stars)

    by Philip Lichtenwalner on 11/09/2013

    Revised. App did not crash on me the past two days,bumping rating to 3 stars. I spent a lot of time reviewing the various GPS hiking apps and finally decided on viewranger for the superior maps and offline search capability. Unfortunately it drains my battery like crazy and I get not responding messages when using it. I used the backcountry trial app and did not experience these problems. I am