While planning for a long hike, J.M. Barrie’s words always come first to mind, “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” There are numerous reasons for hiking being an addictive hobby. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to hiking or a skilled adventurer, a good hike takes a good planning, and what is the solution? Obviously your smartphone. Six apps are listed here that will make you relish the fresh air full of joy, pride and exhilaration in your next adventure.
AllTrails (iOS, Free; Android Free)
Are you planning to get to the trail? Then AllTrails is one of the best options for you. It will connect you with new trails and other hikers. With this app, not only you can search based on location for nearby trails, but you can witness the photos of obstacles, scenic places and even tips on the trail from the other users. You may also get a suggestion on how many energy bars and socks to pack.
To experience more features of this app, you need to sign up for a WPro membership with pricing plan ranging from $14.99 to $49.99 for an entire year.
2. Trail Tracker GPS (iOS, $1.99 via in-app purchase)
Are you looking for a sensitive tracking? Then GPS tracking is best for you by spending only $1.99. Trail Tracker GPS is a masterpiece in helping you to create multiple overlapping hikes without any confusion.
Here you can colour code your hike. Once you finish mapping your favourite park’s best hikes, you can easily share your map with friends. This app is also able to track things like latitude and longitude and your average speed on a hike.
If you are planning a future vacation, Google Trek will be an eye candy for your adventurous soul. Here explorers post photos of hard-to-reach destinations. It gives an opportunity to learn and explore the rest of the world while enjoying the comfort of your home.
Google Treks is actually an extension of Google Maps. If you are willing to be a trekker, you have to apply, and Google seems to prefer organizations, universities and research groups to normal hikers.
PeakFinder (iOS. $3.99; Android, $3.99)
PeakFinder allows you to know the names of any mountain in view. You just need to hold your camera up to the world and learn about the landscape While planning for a trip, or even when you are already in a trail, it’s nice to know just how high of a mountain you are climbing.
MapMyHike GPS Hiking (iOS, Free; Android, Free)
Wanna logging calories along with normal GPS mapping? MapMyHike is just then an awesome option. Here with your usual hiking stuff like mapping trails or viewing well-travelled treks, you can also log your food to track calories and nutritional content, sync to a wearable device and connect with friends to stay motivated.
To experience more features like heart rate analysis and personal training plans, you can join the app’s MVP Membership plan for $5.99 a month or $29.99 a year.
Have an awesome adventure!