Your iPhone or WiFi+Cellular iPad can be a high-performance GPS receiver with USGS & US Forest Service topo maps! Headed into the wilderness? Buy this app now so you will always know where you are, where you've been, & where you’re going. Highest quality track recording, best route navigation & most accurate Estimated Time of Arrival of any available hiking app. No sign-up, no ads, no subscription, no in-app purchase required, making this less expensive and higher quality than the “free” or subscription apps. Recommended as the top choice in “Essential Gear for Safe Hiking”.
FOREVER-FREE TOPO MAPS
▶ USA: Classic USGS 24K maps for all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands
Newest US Forest Service 24K maps (2015 or later)
USGS 250K and 100K (63K for Alaska) maps for all 50 states
▶ Canada south of 54° latitude: National Resources Canada 50K maps for Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
▶ Stitches beautiful high resolution, richly detailed topo map images for seamless coverage across map boundaries
▶ Store up to 750 maps to use anytime in the wilderness without cell service. Maps from our server have a shorter download time, use less of your monthly data allotment & use less memory
▶ Print maps overlaid with waypoints, routes & tracks. Share map images & locations using email, Twitter, Facebook, Messages, Photos, Import With, AirDrop or the clipboard
NAVIGATE with TRACKS, WAYPOINTS & ROUTES
▶ Record a track. View it on the map. Record in the background. Trip Timer and Odometer
▶ Show an elevation graph of your track or a route. View date, time & average speed of track points. Display the area inside a closed path.
▶ Mark waypoints by their position on a map, by tapping a geotagged photo, by projecting from a known point, or by searching place names. Refine a waypoint position when you arrive
▶ Set a quick GoTo waypoint or a full route & see the heading, direction, distance, elevation gain or loss, and Estimated Time of Arrival
▶ Create routes using waypoints, recorded tracks, or imported GPX files. Advanced route editing
▶ Export GPX waypoint, route & track files via eMail, Messages, Import With, AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox or iTunes
▶ Send KML files to display immediately in GoogleEarth
▶ GPS+Glonass satellites improve accuracy in challenging terrain with iPhone 4S, iPad mini, iPad 3 & later
▶ Barometric pressure sensor reduces elevation data noise on iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and later
SET IT UP AS YOU LIKE
▶ miles, nautical miles or km. ft or meters
▶ Degrees, Degrees/Minutes, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds or UTM
▶ °True or °Magnetic
▶ Tap Help in the App
▶ Online Manual on iHikeGPS.com
▶ Follow on Twitter: @iHikeGPS
▶ Email developer: [email protected]
WHAT OTHERS SAY
▶ “I am VERY impressed!!!…It pretty much blows… , my previous fave GPS app, out of the water. Your track recording features, fast map downloads, and well thought out interface make it a real winner. It's very sophisticated software, and makes my iPhone just about as good as $600 Garmin… Actually better, in a lot of ways”-John in OR
▶ “Perfect for anyone camping, fishing and hiking, it'll provide great detail when you need it the most…for anyone who takes the great outdoors seriously”-David on HandheldItems.com
▶ “…thank you for developing IHIKEGPS…what a great product it is. I am impressed!…I use it hiking, biking, skiing and Jeeping”-Ammon in CO
● No device requires a cellular data plan to use iHikeGPS
● iPad 2 or later with WiFi+cellular, and iPhone 4 or later support full navigation
● iPad 2 or later with WiFi-only, and iPod touch (5th gen or later) require an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver to show your location in the wilderness & record tracks. View maps using the iOS device alone
● Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
Your dream of hiking adventures reaches new heights with iHikeGPS
The applications i Hike GPS : USA + SE & SW Canada Topo Maps was published
in the category Navigation on 2010-02-12 and
was developed by James Associates Inc..
The file size is 8.57 MB.
The current version is 7.1.2 and works well on
7.1 and high ios versions.
• Calculates the enclosed area of a route or track.
• Toggle on and off the display of all waypoints except those being used to navigate.
i Hike GPS just gets better and better. So many free map sources, the ability to really zoom in on the topo maps, and all the extras make this a great deal. My current favorite feature is being able to pull up photos I have taken on my iPhone and iPad I have taken before and then navigating to those photo locations. Great for finding outcrops and fossil locations in the field. Too bad I can only give it 5 stars!
I have used it for years and love it. Watch support would be great. Very high quality topo maps for no charge. Great support from the developer both for the app and for the topos he hosts on his server. Make sure your compass is calibrated before using the app. If your compass can't calibrate check Settings/privacy/location services/system services/
This is an incredible app. It is easy to use, full of useful features, and comes with outstanding technical support from the author, Mr. Larry James. This app can be used in place of a gps device. Great product!
I use this for 3 primary purposes: 1. When hiking I can see where I am and navigate to where I want to be. 2. When running it tells me how far I have gone. 3. When flying wildfire helicopter recon missions I can map perimeters and mark areas of concern. Works great with no observed glitches.
Horrible app! I want my money back!!!! Maps in my area are well over 25 years old and not accurate!!! I would not recommend this to anyone. When I contacted the developer he said it didn't matter as terrain didn't change that much overtime. He must be in prison where there is very little change over time in terrain, because terrain where I live is constantly on the move.You couldn't find your way out of a one door broom closet with this!!!!!
Really great application for hiking. I've used in remote High Sierra to Joshua Tree, always had accurate GPS readings. Also good for elevation tracking and waypoint markers. Compass integration also super helpful. All topo map downloads are free after buying the app and are automatically stitched together to create larger map areas. I always bring a paper map, but generally this is what look at most while on the trail.
I've had this app for a number of years and it continues to be my go-to backcountry navigation resource. No cell-service required-just gps reception which is very reliable. My only wish is that all my devices could sync through iCloud to retain all my routes.
I have used this app extensively for backcountry navigation. Often I am where there are no trails. Compared to using a map and compass it feels like cheating. I always know exactly where I am and which direction I am facing. This app has saved me countless hours of wandering trying to figure out how to get where I want to go.
I purchased both iHike and iSail apps this year and they are both TERRIFIC! They were both easy to download and easy to use. I used iHike in Colorado while horseback riding in the Gunnison National Forest. 80 miles of unmarked trails in an area that was "off the grid"! No problem for this app. I downloaded the maps prior to the trip and the app worked flawlessly. I used the app extensively to track my path into the forest. With the path recorded, it was much easier finding my way back home! I still brought hard copy maps and a compass as backup, but the iHike app was my principal source of navigation. 9 days of riding on unmarked trails and I never got lost. Thanks for making such great apps!
We have had the prior version for about two years. We use this app frequently for hiking, canoeing, and biking. It has helped us make decisions on quite a few occasions. The price is right, and I like that there is no ongoing fee. Once we got through the initial education, it has been easy to use. I've recommended it to several friends. One of them has a fancy dedicated GPS, yet bought iHike and likes it.
Used on a couple of day hikes so far, worked well. Was especially useful for assessing total distance traveled, and for emailing waypoints and tracks for import directly into Google Earth on another computer. Be aware this app is no substitute for a proper and up-to-date trail map. The two maps I downloaded were over 30 years old and showed very little of the trail systems in the parks I visited. For example the Mendham NJ quadrangle was last updated in 1981 from a 1976 aerial survey. Finally, map handling appears processor intensive; each pan or zoom-out involves a 1-2 second delay on an iPhone 4s. I'm OK with all this however, no regrets.
I've tried several apps for hiking GPS, and this is the best I've found. What's great: - Downloaded maps are high resolution and very small, about 2.5 Mb. - Track recording is very easy and intuitive. (This important feature is hard to find on other apps.) - You can email your track or location to yourself or anyone else (if you have cell coverage). This is a nice safety feature as well as good data backup. Keep in mind: - This app is battery hungry, bring a spare. - GPS signal may be lost in tree cover or in canyons, as Apple does not at present use a quality GPS chip like those in a dedicated GPS unit. - Your phone without a good cover is not very sturdy. ALWAYS have a map and compass to augment your GPS adnknow how to use them!
This app is great. I load long routes built on my computer into the app and then use it as my primary navigation on motorcycle trips and offload exploration.
I can't believe I paid for a app that I still have to download individual maps for basically every grid square I an trying to look at and the maps available are like 100 years old. To me a GPS app should already have maps available. I have free apps that are more user friendly
My goal is to locate rock art sites on a map as I hike, so I will be able to find them again. With this app, I was able to stand at the site and mark its location precisely. It works perfectly. I still need to learn how to transfer the map data to another computer, but I'm guessing this will also work well. Unfortunately, with all this capability, the app is a real power hog. They give you suggestions to preserve as much power as possible, but my solution was to forego the routing function by turning off the IPad between sites. It boots up quickly for recording my location, and then I turn it off,again until the next site.
Regarding the complaint about dates from another reviewer: The maps are recent. Many maps say "1929" under the title because that is when the datum was established. The date of publication is in the lower right corner.
Although I agree with a couple of the other reviews regarding the lack of being able to select for download more than one map at a time and the lack of seamless adjoining of maps, I really have enjoyed using this app while hiking in the Canadian Rockies and the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. And I really like that you can download maps in advance for when you are hiking in areas with no cell coverage. For now, I am only going to give it 4-stars because I would like to see the following features added in a future version: - Ability to select more than one map at a time for download. - Ability to use iCloud to sync Waypoints, Routes and Maps between iOS devices. - Add an option to display a compass overlay (or at least a true bearing display) so that you can align the displayed map with True North. - The ability to sort Waypoints by distance from your current location. - Show the distance and bearing to each Waypoint from your current position (when on the Waypoints page.) Otherwise, great app!
The 1929 refers to a projection, not when the maps were last edited. These are the standard usgs topos. I use ihike and MacGpsPro to mange my gps data. It is amazing what you can do with the ihike app, it is almost a mobile GpsPro. Kudos!
Just used this app in Platoro, Colorado with my family for a week. Amazing accuracy. The trail was difficult to see in a few areas so when I opened up iHikeGPS it showed us where we were in relation to the trail. We were only about 25 feet off course to the right. We were able to easily get back on course. Elevation and distance traveled was a lot of fun to keep track of.
The user interface is pretty bad. To download a map takes 5 steps and after a single quad has been downloaded, you have to start from ground zero to get the next map. Tedious and DOS-like. The index map SHOULD show a grid of maps and the user simply selects the quad or range of quads and click install. After the maps are installed you can only view one quad at a time. If your trail or destination crosses quads, you have to leave the current map and go to another. Hardly elegant or practical when trying to navigate along a map boundary or want to see a larger overview. This is the only mapping app I have seen that doesn't have the capacity to mosaic adjoining quads. The only time I use this any more is when I need to view USFS quads. My go-to topographic app is TOPO. It is cheaper, quicker, WAY more intuitive and much more robust. There may be better apps out there, but iHikeGPS isn't one of them.