krazykendall13 - All Trails is the best for anyone that loves to hike!
All Trails is such a great resource for anyone who loves to hike! I use the app for all my hiking! I love the record feature that allows me to track my progress on any hike, and I love even more that I can put my phone on airplane mode so that I’m not using data while on my hike and still use the record feature! I always check out the All Trails reviews from other hikers before heading out, and usually find that other hikers have great insight/feedback about trail conditions. The only feature I don’t love about All Trails is the rating technique that is used for hiking trails. Trails are rated as either easy/moderate/hard and I have found through my experience that trails aren’t very consistently rated. I’ve hiked some trails that were rated as hard and the hike felt easy. I’ve hiked some rated as moderate and the hike felt hard. I understand that rating trails is a challenging component of hiking due to different levels of experience and fitness, however I would love to see an option where hikers who have completed the hike are able to submit their feedback on how challenging the hike was from 1-10. I think, overall, a 1-10 scale for how challenging a hike is would be extremely beneficial. Overall, I absolutely love All Trails and use the app daily! I recommend it to anyone and fully support what they are doing! Keep up the great work, All Trails!
stephb11188 - AllTrails saved me a rescue.
A couple years back I took on an ambitious 13 mile day hike by myself on beautiful sunny day in the Colorado Rockies. While I was familiar with the area, I had never done this specific route before. I had not brought a compass or my SpotX (dumb move) so I had AllTrails pulled up running in the background of my phone so I could refer to the GPS on the map. I had made it over the mountain pass and was making my way down the other side back down to treeline to discover the trail had been washed out. I didn’t think anything of it and started following the creek thinking it ‘ah it’s probably just down here.’ I walked about a half mile before I realized I wasn’t in the right place. I got completely turned around and had no idea which way led back up to where I came from and I had zero cell service. After a brief moment of panic, I remembered I had AllTrails was running so I pulled out my phone and slowly but surely followed the little blue dot as I moved through the woods. According to the map, it was close but I still couldn’t see it. After about 15 minutes, I heard voices and saw people walking above me. I had found the trail! I bushwacked up, took a deep breath and continued on my way.
Thanks to AllTrails, I manage to right my path and get back to where I need to be. While it’s not accurate 100% of the time, it truly is a great resource.
EvoRacer37 - Great app with one major flaw
I’ve been using AllTrails for a couple months now and I love it. It is a 5 star app by far, yet that is not my rating for it. There are a few quirks I have with the UI, but they are not worth mentioning as they are minor and do not effect the app use whatsoever.
My only real issue, which caused my 4 star rating (which killed me to do so), is the fact that you CANNOT LAUNCH THE APP WITHOUT A CELLULAR OR WIFI CONNECTION!! It is ridiculous, plain and simple. I am a Pro subscriber to AllTrails. I did this solely so I could download trail maps prior to going in case I lost service on the trail. That feature works beautifully. But let’s say you download your map, head out to your trail, arrive and go to open app to use the map that is already saved on your phone. Guess what?? Unless you have service, you can’t open the app! So it’s essentially useless. The last thing I want to do is have to add “open AllTrails prior to leaving home” to my to do list to get ready.
AllTrails, lets be real for a minute. Hiking, biking, exploring, etc. are all off the grid things! Chances are you won’t have service if you are in a remote location. Fix this issue!! Make an offline version of your app so that paid users who have already downloaded maps can actually use them!
With that said, this is an amazing app that is worthy of 5 stars. It is just failing miserably in one particular area that is critical to its use.
daniG1973* - Few issues lately. Oct 2018
Removing the check-in was a bad idea. Hiding it in the “...” was worse, didn’t know it was there and my history is now not accurate, and now I have to make up a name for each recording on the fly. Waste of time. Please put check-in back where it belongs, it’s a critical feature, and right map loads with the name of the trail on the saved history.
I also agree with the other user about trail hopping. In New England many trails connect but are listed separately. If you are no longer on the same one you started it appears you are just going rogue on the map. How about auto loading the newly entered trail?
Also being able to edit history would be helpful. There’s been a couple times where I started driving home and forgot to hit pause and save. And why the “pause” button when the trail is complete? It’s a weird way to “finish” or “end hike”.
Big issue with crashing during use lately. Thought I was recording and it had crashed once phone was put away. If I didn’t stop to take a pic early i would have gone pretty far without noticing. Stinks for tracking distance 😐. Overall I do love and use and recommend this app almost daily to find trails and track my history. Can’t live without it but its been acting weird lately.
OriginalRedlayce - MUST HAVE APP!
I absolutely LOVE this app!! I hike alone 90% of the time and I love this for finding new trails, staying in trail and keeping someone in the know of my whereabouts. I love the pictures, reviews and recordings submitted by real people so I can understand whether it’s something I think I could handle or not. The only downsides I’ve come across so far are 1) when you’re flipping through submitted photos, you can tap in the white area near the persons name who submitted it in order to see how long ago it was (ie a month, week, year etc) BUT! Be careful!! I’ve accidentally hit “suggest hide” on a couple photos and you can’t undo that!!!! Super frustrating!!! I’m not trying to flag or hide anyone’s photos! I just wanna know when it was taken. I’m sorry people! 2) when you’re looking for trails in your area using the map, you have to zoom in/out to the perfect spot for the trail markers to pop up. They disappear really easily if you zoom in or out too much in the slightest or if you move the map position even a tiny bit. I feel like those are both easy fixes.
I recommend any outdoorsy people download the app. It’s fun to pick hikes for each other when you live states away and then chat about them after you’ve completed them! I love this app!
mt_shasta_hiker - Good app, but ...
I have been using the app for hiking and mountain biking. It´s very valuable and makes you feel really confident and worry free, that you are following the right trail and that you will get home safely. Although, I have found 2 things, which need improvement : 1) I was recording my day hike and when I got back to my car, I wanted to save the hike, review it etc. But, there was no cell phone signal, which typically there isn’t, when you hike, so the application wouldn’t let me finish the process of saving/reviewing/adding comments. Then I drove back to town and wanted to finish this process. But the application, was basically asking me, if I want to continue recording, if I said “no”, the only choice it gave me, was to clear the data. Of course, I don’t want to add car drive to my hiking trip ...., 2) The other improvement is related to it. I think, if one is recording hiking trip and then forgets to save it, when gets back to car, the application should automatically detect, that obviously one is not hiking anymore, since the speed is > 10 miles/hour. It should then, ideally, ask you, if you want to make the car ride part of your recording or not. Actually, this happens to me a lot, that I forget to stop recording or that I’m not able to save the trip, because of missing cell phone signal.
mopfdt - Never Ending Trails
I love it! I’ve moved to a new town about a year ago and I’ve only ever known my town hiking spots. So to move somewhere new and not know anywhere to go was frustrating! I love bringing my dogs hiking and even better to find spots they can swim or frolick in the water. BUT once I go somewhere I feel accomplished and ready for the next. So to find so many varieties and close by places to hike is amazing! Whatever town I’m in I just look up what’s around. Whenever I’d Google placed to go there was NOTHING. Or very short and disappointing places. This app is great because it will give you direction right in the app instead of trying to Google Maps it yourself. You can map your rout and GPS where you are to ensure you stay on track and don’t get lost. I’m so much more comfortable going alone when I can see where each path leads and about how long it should take me. People also are great at providing pictures and comments of the trails so it is so easy to find. My biggest annoyance is not being able to find the place to begin with! GPS is all good and dandy but sometimes it will just bring you to the location but the location isn’t clarified. So by people uploading their photos let’s you get a visual of what you’re looking for. Overall, the best app!
Alinkem - Long time user
I love this app and have been using it for years now. It is by far the best GPS tracking app I can find. The maps are detailed and accurate and the descriptions and directions are excellent. Over the years some great upgrades have been made, some of my favorites include being able to download tracks for offline use, marking distance and elevation along a specific track, and being able to create a map by selecting certain trails.
There are still some frustrating faults with this app, however. For example, in order to record and keep a GPS recording a track a hike has to be part of an existing trail which can get annoying when I do infrequent or bushwhacking hikes. Having an option to keep tracks privately would be very helpful.
One upgrade I would love to see is the ability to edit or add to a track after I finish. Many times in the past I have forgotten to end a track and drove away, the result was an inaccurate GPS track. Also as the app currently is I can’t track multi-day trips, I can pause a track when I stop for lunch, but if I stop for the night my progress disappears. I would like to be able to add to a completed or paused track to be able to record multiple day trips.
vtdogguy - My go to app for outdoor adventures
I’ve had all trails pro for over a year and planned several hikes on it and tracked them. I have not found any other app with as many trails or as complete. I absolutely love the ability to download various maps prior to my trips because they are usually in areas without cell service. No where else has all the types in one place or as easy to find. The tracking on the downloaded maps has saved me and my son’s Boy Scout troop miles in areas where it gets more difficult to stay on trail. In addition to hiking (day and multi day) I like to take my truck out on trails and the reviews here have been great on helping to decide where to go .....and not.
All that great stuff said there are a couple things I’d like to see. First would be the ability to plan hikes on my IPad or phone. On the same vein the ability to see and update my account on iPad and phone.
The biggest things I would like to see is the location of springs/ water sources with icons maybe 2 icons 1 for drinkable and one for filtering and maybe something to indicate if it’s conditions depending or always there. Also an icon for camp site locations. These would make planning longer multi day hikes easier.
RoseCityCat - Get the Details, Hike with Confidence!
This beats a trail book for excellent topo maps. The recent user trail comments are incredibly helpful for understanding current trail conditions. Love the posted photos so you can get an idea of views you will encounter. I love the fact that Printed maps show an elevation guide. Very cool that you can view a trail, and then see “nearby trails” allowing you to quickly assess what’s available in a given area.
The reason for 4 stars is that the program needs several improvements 1) the trail creation features are not simple to access and use and can snap onto the wrong segment and can be problematic to close on loop trails for accurate distance measurement. 2) maps only print at specific ratios (not perfectly zoom customizable) so often trail is printed too small or large. I often have to split trail into 2-3 pages to get good detail. 3) the chosen route prints as a continuous red line and covers up the forest service trail numbers... forcing you to hand label printed maps with the #s if you are linking trails etc. Those deficiencies aside, AllTrails is an amazing tool to plan. It’s given me the confidence to discover and hike trails I would have never attempted otherwise. App is nice for downloaded trail map. GPS point can help confirm current location which is reassuring!
Spencer99Jones - Thank you AllTrails!
I use AllTrails on all my hikes. I enjoy searching for hikes by location and checking mileage and elevation. I like reading the experience of other hikers who have done the trails before. It’s also a lot of fun to record your journey and see your stats grow. I use the LifeLine feature as well to update friends and loved ones on my progress. They only get text updates when you send them in service areas. They can follow your progress in real time as long as you have service. Otherwise they will see you as “still” till you’re back in service and it can catch back up. A few things I would like to see change would be to enable the Lifeline feature even if you don’t have a map downloaded so that friends and family can track your location. Right now you can only add Lifeline if you have previously downloaded a map and uploaded it to your recording. Most of the time I can find a hike I want to do and download the map, but this prevents me from exploring a new trail without a preexisting AllTrails map. All in all I love this app and am grateful it exists to expand my outdoor experiences and trail community.
bforce - Great, So Helpful!
Love this app, especially the pro version where I can download the maps so I don’t have to use data. I’ve found so many trails that I didn’t even know about. Gives you the ability to look at photos of the trails you want to hike and post your own once you completed it. Directions to the trails, sharing, and also printing out maps of the trails you want to hike.
There are a few bugs in this latest update. One, the app will just close on you randomly. Second, it’ll get stuck on trail page, won’t let me close it when I click on the X in the corner, so then I have to close and reopen.
Also, it will give me a completed trail even though it’s not the trail I just hiked, so it says I completed two trails even though I did just like the one. Part of the trail it says I completed is part of the one I actually did, but not all, so this needs to be fixed as well. Then my recording of the trail I actually hiked is linked to the other trail, so I edit it to link it to the trail I actually hiked but then my recording won’t show up in my review.
So many great features in this app though, and I will definitely come back here and give it 5 stars once they fix the issues above.
Still highly recommended though.
Leftquark - Maps on watch need improvements
The AllTrails iPhone all is pretty much a 5-star app. My biggest gripe is probably the long load times to lunch the app. I have the latest version which was supposed to improve app launch times but instead I’m seeing some of the slowest launches to date. Today I paused a recording to take some photos and when I came back to the app it took nearly 30 seconds on an iPhone 11 Pro Max. Considering the app was open and running 10 seconds earlier, with a recording paused, I would have expected the app to launch instantaneously. Please fix this, especially when re-launching a paused recording.
But my ultimate 3 star review is for the watch app. I love that I can finally see the map on my wrist without having to pull out my phone, but then to shrink the map so small with superfluous information below it, makes the map nearly useless. The watch screen is so small as it is, so having the map shrink to a small square means I can barely see any detail in what’s coming up in the trail. I like that I can select what information is displayed below the map, but I want a “none” option so I can see the map as large as possible!
Otherwise I love the app - mostly because it has a bazillion high quality maps and I can easily search and find a trail to hike!
Pocket Frogzzz!!!!!!! :D - Above and beyond
I’ve been using the app for a short amount of time and I love it! Trying to google hiking trails only brings up 2 or 3 around my city that are usually overcrowded and not that great, but this app has over 100 listed in my little town. It has everything that I could ask for and more—filters to search certain trails (bike route, allows dogs, waterfall/rivers, etc), difficulty ratings, weather forecast, reviews, photos, trail length, personal stats, and more. Some of these trails are in the middle of nowhere and you can pull up directions to drive to the start. It tracks your time, elevation gain, miles, and your route. You can save your favorite trails, and the ones that you have completed will show up on your profile. I haven’t been hiking a whole lot in the past, but now I have been going several times a week and I still have a lot of trails saved that I want to try! It’s like a social media app for hikers. If you like to hike (or if you think you want to start), I would recommend downloading this app. It exceeds my expectations and I have never been so motivated to go out and explore!
snowMonkey28 - Will be looking for another app...
Overall the app is great! Easy to use, helpful to find new trails, pretty great tracking and mapping. The only complaint I have, and it is a deal breaker for me, the save and clear buttons are right next to the record button. When you pause, and then go to start again there is a chance you’ll end your current ride, walk, etc. Terrible placement for those. It is common we will ride, and at some point pause for water, session, snack, and then the save button is accidentally hit or even sweat falling on the phone has cleared a current ride. It’s insanely frustrating when you want the recorded 10-15 mile path for reference or whatever and it is cleared from accidentally hitting save. I feel like that is a really terrible issue to even have to worry about. Even having a “You sure?” after selecting save would be great; then you could back out of it. Started looking into other apps to use and found I really enjoy Strava. Great community with that app. I recommend checking it out and using it.
The clear button does have a “You sure?”, but save doesn’t. I like that someone reached out to me about the issue, and again, the app is great overall. Although I responded, there was never a response from them.
Chmepl - A helpful friend into unknown territory
I would never be doing the amount of hiking and places I’m exploring if it weren’t for AllTrails app and website. Could not imagine a couple years ago all the different places I would see and many within just a couple hours drive which I was unaware of. When hiking alone, best to know exactly where you can park and condition of trails and this does a fantastic job with the amount of pictures and detailed reviews left by the AllTrails community.
The recording feature is great to have to help you remember what you saw after doing many trails (upload photos, mark various waypoints, etc). You can even map out a custom map in advance and load it into the recorder so will notify you if you start getting off course. The various stats it displays are a nice encouragement as well in comparing past hikes/months to see how much to further challenge yourself.
Absolutely love this app! I can’t imagine how many more people are probably getting out there more often because of AllTrails. Well done!
Kernal_Pan1c - Good phone app with a garbage watch app
The app itself is the best I’ve found so far at finding trails. This probably because of the wider user support compared to other apps. It does hit your battery a smidge harder than other hiking apps I’ve tried but so far I haven’t had that be a real problem. However, I cannot for the life of me understand the thought behind the watch app design. All you can do is start/stop a recording and then check some basic stats. No map integration for you to quickly check and see what way you should go at the fork in the trail, which seems to me to be most of the reason you’d want this on your wrist. Most of the other options on the app store offer this. Also, still no health integration? Not vital but cmon it’d be nice.
Overall I recommend it for finding popular trails and helping you get along while hiking as they’ve got pretty good user support. But man, it’s not updated very often and when new features are added they’re not very well thought out. I’m coming up on the time where I need to renew pro and I’m not sure I will. I might just use google to find the trails and use another more well thought out and feature rich app for the hiking itself.
Jfdexghffsgvhfdd - It has a few good qualities
I like this app, it helps me with planning my hikes. There are a fair amount of accuracy issues though that keep me from considering upgrading to Pro though. First is the fact that there are a fair amount of trails that are well out of date. From what I understand users can suggest edits, but only through the website on a computer. I personally am rarely on my computer so am unable to submit the edits, and I feel this is against good trail management practices because it encourages people to use trails that are closed to prevent erosion and overuse. In addition the trail names on the map are more often than not completely different from official trail names so in the event of an emergency that could cause some issues.
My second issue is there is no way that I can find to flag inappropriate comments on a trail review. Saying a trail has been “ ruined by Mexican trash and their families” should be able to be flagged for deletion.
Lastly for now, I don’t like how you can pick only one trail when you record. I trail hop frequently and just one trail option isn’t very suitable for me and in the community aspect it isn’t helpful with helping others plan their hikes.
HungryEater0329 - Moderate Hikerbiker
The trail suggestions and information are very good and useful. I use the app for both casual biking and hiking. (As it’s advertised for both. Some suggestions. 1) Would be nice for the recorded route tracing to be a heat map showing pace along the way. Note, this also helps determine direction in intersecting and overlapping lines in a route. This is especially useful for biking and running. It would also to have heat mapped pace to be recorded on elevation diagram to see where I can use improvement. (How I’ve improved on uphill portions of routes, for instance). 2) I just went on a 1:18 route on my bike, recording and using the map for directions. iPhone X went from 90% power to 17% power. Another app I use for the same purpose has WAY LESS battery consumption. I would really like to use the Pro version of All Trails for biking, but this level of battery consumption will be prohibitive. 3) Would be great to have hike/walk, run, bike settings for All Trails. While most of the settings would be the same, I might not need always on map for running or hiking, and sampling rate may be different. 4) Integration with FitBit and/or Apple Watch.
Auntie Jeja - This app saved us!
One beautiful January day, my sister, our friend, and I decided to go hike the redwoods in Santa Cruz (Henry Cowell redwoods). We were out for a while, maybe 8 miles at this point and decided to turn around to head back to the car before it got dark. My dear sister thought it would be a good idea to use a paper map, which ended up getting us turned around multiple times. We literally were walking back and forth for an hour or so. All of our phones were about to die and the sun had set. Finally I decided to pull this app out because I knew I could see the trails and track us back to the car but also knew I had only 10% left and it wouldn’t last us the whole time. What I didn’t know was that I could use the GPS feature with my phone on airplane mode. With 5% battery and 10 miles of hiking behind us we finally returned to the car. It was so dark when we took a picture you could barley see our faces! Thank you All Trails, you are my favorite hiking app ever!!!
THEIrishRed - If I could give negative stars I would.
Edit: so it eventually worked its bugs out about 2/3 of the way into my hike. I changed my rating to 4 stars because the maps and the lifeline are valuable but only if they work consistently!
OP: So I am trying to use the app that I paid (I think) $40 for (for a one year subscription) that I’ve had about a month. After the “update” it won’t load up.
Tried to contact CS but you have to apparently open the app for that. How stupid is that? Aren’t software engineers supposed to be building these things? Intelligent men and women whose job is to think these things through? Thank GOD they’re not building bridges or we’d all die. Next I uninstalled and reinstalled it and NOW it will load the app but will not allow me to sign in. Great update, Alltrails. Superb job. 🙄
So now I’ve wasted an hour plus trying to fix this, with absolutely no luck, and will go hike—with no way for my movements to be tracked by my loved ones as I hike alone—in the now sweltering Southern Summer heat and humidity. Thanks so much.
Worst $40 I ever spent and I promise you this—the last $40 of my money you’ll ever see.
pnkmom2 - Easy and EASY
Love this app. So grateful they have so many trails listed and that people contribute comments pretty regularly. Some trails listed on the app are well-marked/defined (in person); others are not. I’ve had to use the app several times to locate the actual trailhead and to stay on trails that had forks in the path. So for trails not super well-defined, if you think you might go out of a cell service area on your phone while hiking, download the hike beforehand, so you have it for the whole hike. (It can be daunting to be mid-hike and have no idea which way to go, if the app stops working.) Also pay attention to the elevation gains shown for each hike on the app and read the comments. They give you a pretty thorough idea of what you’re in for. Keep in mind ‘Easy’ doesn’t necessarily mean the HIKE is easy. (That part depends on your fitness level.) It means the TERRAIN is easy. (Hence the need to pay attention to the elevation on a hike.)
Anything with more than 100 feet of elevation gain PER MILE is going to be a LITTLE bit of a workout (from the perspective of a 125 lb., 50+ year-old female in decent shape). But have fun and KEEP ON HIKING!!
Jsmzm - Free version is good wasn’t impressed with PRO at all
I would give the free version 5 stars but the paid version 2-3. The free version allows me to see the maps I need and the standard trail when I’m within service areas or no signal just fine. I’ve used the free version for over 10-15 long hikes outside of cellphone service areas. I purchased the pro access today before an attempted long hike and it made absolutely no difference when I was in the middle of trying to hike a trail at 11,000 ft altitude snowshoeing through snowed over trails with way over 5 feet of snow. My main objective was accessing the topography maps and weather overlays. I downloaded the maps before hitting the trail, but once I was I was on the trail I didn’t have access to them since there was no signal. I got the same features as I did with the free version so I was somewhat disappointed. The app also constantly resets so you have to bring up the map several times which isn’t ideal if you out hiking trying to make sure you stay on track, while also looking out for wildlife.
Jdcop1974 - Useful and Accurate
This is a great little app. I’m pretty new to hiking, but this app has encouraged me to try different trails that I’d previously steer clear of for sheer lack of knowledge and fear of getting lost. In this sense, it is a game-changer for me. Haven’t used the social platform because it seems a little lacking. So the connectivity is challenging. For instance, it would be nice if people could respond to reviews, but the only way to do that is to write a review yourself. Would be nice to be able to comment on pics too. I realize it’s primarily for tracking and mapping—and in this sense I couldn’t ask for anything more. But the tinkering it does with social connection makes me feel like it could be much more than it is—or why even hint at it and make it difficult to connect? I guess what I would like to see is a kind of Waze system where you can see where other hikers are live and what the encounter. Could be helpful if someone gets hurt or lost if the connectivity was more advanced.
CherokeeDMBlover23 - Love the app minus the crashing
Update: since uninstalling and reinstalling the app things are working beautifully again. And I have to mention Carolyn (who works in support for AllTrails) was fantastic at helping me!! She restored my faith in AllTrails 🙌🏽. So note for those having crashing issues, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Just remember your password and the email you used when creating😅.
I love this app, don’t get me wrong but lately it’s been crashing, sometimes 2-3 times a hike. I track my distance and calories etc so when you miss two miles because it decided to pause... gets really frustrating. Today it wouldn’t stay recording so I ended up restarting my phone and keeping the app opened (plugged into my battery back up) for about two and a half miles just to make sure it wasn’t conking out. Then I kept checking every 10 minutes like a lunatic to make sure it hadn’t stopped recording. Stayed on the entire time then but geesh. Hoping this can be fixed.
Chasgard - Get app with eye to future
I have used this app for a couple of years now with the pro version. In the beginning it might have had issues but I think they are tied to performance issues of the phone and the network and satellite hardware. I have been to many trails and it has worked great. This new lifeline feature is going to be great especially for my wife since I usually hike alone. It has helped me get back on the trail in areas where the trail is poorly marked or no real markings at all like out in West Texas.
I took a turn off a trail ( not on purpose) thinking that was the trail. It was the most dangerous turn possible. I finally sat down and pulled out my phone and looked at my all trails plot. I was way off but too dangerous to back track. So I plotted a way across the steep mountain side to reconnect to the actual trail. On thing that would be nice is if would tell me when I have diverged from the trail with a voice warning kinda like google maps or tell me I’m at an intersection and take the left turn again via a voice notification.
sir nok - So close to perfect!
Considering I only have one negative thing to say about the app as a whole I will put that up front. I wish I could reverse a loop trail!!!
Other than that I have been using this app happily for about a year. It has absolutely saved me from unplanned miles on poorly marked trail junctions. It has helped me introduce people to hiking and backpacking. I use it any time I am in a new place and can always find a trail, or a drive worth taking.
I use this app on every bike I take, weather that is an hour or a multi-day backpacking trip.
It has REPLACED my need for a dedicated GPS device. I don’t recommend it but honestly I don’t carry maps or books either, this has simply replaced them and that means saving weight (I mean always carry your map...lol)
I am a pro (paid) member and so long as the app continues to update and add new content I will continue to pay to use it.
I don’t really understand people complaining about it not working without cellular coverage! If you are going somewhere without cellular coverage you should be a pro member if for nothing else your own safety!!!! You should have a downloaded map! On top of that your phone can last for days on airplane mode with active GPS. Compare the fee to any GPS device, map books, etc. and you will see you can pay to use this for years before approaching those prices.
Thanks AllTrails! For the saved miles and countless hours planning my next trip!
chay55537736788 - Love this app for hiking! Here are some recommendations to improve the app
First off, need to say i love this app and use it as a hiking bible!! Some recommendations I have for the developers:
Under reviews, show a user’s reputation score next to their name. It would be helpful to know if the person saying this trail is “soooo hard” is a complete noob to hiking or someone whose been on hundreds of trails, just for a frame of reference. Why have the reputation score if it isn’t displayed next to the usernames in the comments and reviews?
Also, while reading about the app it mentions you can upload edits to trails and routes. I can’t figure out how to do this on the app? There are many trails that the All Trails trail takes u into an unsafe area, and I would like to edit that for future users. I’ve noticed the desktop has some features the mobile app doesn’t.... such as making “lists” and creating new trails.
Next, in addition to easy medium and hard.... add a safety ranking! Here on Oahu there are easy hikes that are super treacherous and then super hard hikes that are on huge pieces of land with nowhere to fall or get lost. For somewhere like Hawai’i this feature is very necessary.
Finally, think there should be a DM (direct message) feature to make the app a bit more social! Or at least link to Instagram.
I was sad that Sacred Falls was removed from the app. While it is an illegal hike, those choosing to do it could need it as a lifeline.... better safe than sorry
Todd_M_Peterson - AWESOME APP but Needs One Addition
I love this app! I ride an Adventure Bike (GS 1200) and the reviews are great to research various trails to determine if I’m able to do them or how much effort the trail will require. The GS 1200 is a BIG motorcycle and I like knowing if there are “Rock Gardens”, massive ruts, steep declines, etc. Other users often give distances to significant trail challenges which comes in handy!!! Of course, remember that trail conditions change constantly so don’t ride wild based on reviews...
The one addition that is needed (in my opinion) is an additional FILTER Category of “Adventure Riding” or “Off Road Motorcycling”. It’s easy enough to use “Off Road Driving” to identify trails that are open to Off Road Riding but the numerous trail user write ups is mostly from rock crawlers or 4x4’ers. I often read these when I’m out and about riding the trails and it would make reviewing up and coming trails much quicker.
I upgraded to the Pro version last year and it is the best money I have spent on an app!
rhnotte - Concerns About GPS and Route Recording
I saw another comment on here complaining about All Trails and his GPS signal being lost, as well as his routes not being recorded. This has nothing to do with the All Trails app, and there’s nothing AllTrails can do to fix this issue. It has to do with the strength of the GPS receiver in your phone. If the GPS signal is lost because of cloud cover or whatever, AllTrails will stop recording your route because it cannot locate you while your GPS receiver is unable to connect with the GPS in orbit around Earth. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good your GPS receiver is, and the signal connection will still be lost. If your phone is constantly losing GPS connection, either your phone’s receiver is low quality, the weather is impeding the connection, or you’re simply in a location where a GPS receiver is going to constantly drop connection no matter how good your receiver is. I hope this helps.
legallybonnie - Very useful!
Love this app for 3 main reasons- one it forces me to find new trails instead of just sticking to the same ones I know. Two, it makes finding new trails easy, especially with the filters. And third, it makes me feel safe because I can download the map before I go and when I’m on the trail with no reception, I can track exactly where I am and where I’m headed - it’s saved us quite a few times from getting lost on some of the trails! Couple of suggestions: 1) have a “daily report” that people can update in regards to conditions of that hike on that particular day/week (don’t always want to scour reviews for that) - we went on a hike that was incredibly overgrown over the summer and encountered a bees nest in the midst of it and really did not enjoy it. 2) be able to tick off trails we have done and have a “past trails” list or “history” list that isn’t tied to recordings or anything. Otherwise, great job! Thanks!
peterherrm - Love this App
This App is awesome, I use it every time I hike, which is at least once a week. Well worth the price of the Pro version IMO. Still needs some work though. What I’d love to see, is some sort of intelligence built in, so it knows when you’re driving in a car versus walking. Sometimes after a long hike I’m exhausted, and forget to turn off the recorder. The app then records my ride home, and adds it to my hike. This has also screwed up my stats, and it makes a mess of the trail I’ve just recorded.
I’d also love to see more levels of maps able to be saved offline. I’m out of cell service often when hiking in the mountains. Yes the map is saved to my phone, but at only one zoom level. If I try to zoom in to see more details about where I am, and I have no service, the map doesn’t redrawn. My cell phone has 200GB of available storage, id love to be able to fill it up with maps!
emilypcut17 - Buyer Beware
I bought this app a couple of days ago and tried to use it for a backpacking trip in a nearby national forest. Firstly, the app’s maps didn’t match the park’s trail maps AT ALL, so I decided to take both with me of course. As I went on, it seemed like the AllTrails version was just random gps points that had been made up. We were somewhat in the general area but absolutely could not have used it to find our way anywhere out there.
I tried it again on another trail when we got back just to see and it wasn’t accurate either! Most of them have been, but if even some of them aren’t, then I cannot trust it. I planned to use this product for multi-day trips but it seems super unsafe now.
The worst part is, when I went to request a refund for the above reasons, I got immediate denied (without anyone even looking into my claim) and it’s near impossible to get ahold of anyone at AllTrails. So, that’s $60 that I’ll never see again for a product that I’ll certainly never use.
I do not recommend this product! The free version for simple day hikes was great. But if you want it for anything more in depth, this is not the right app for you!
kbrance5 - Great app+Frustrating experience+good service=happy user!
Updated: I was contacted by the developer and was told to delete and download the app and it worked! Anyone experiencing the below issue, try this fix! I love all trails and I’m so happy I can continue to use it glitch free!
I used to LOVE AllTrails! It was the most effective way for me to map, track and find trails in my area and get good info on the trails. It’s even helped me (when I had service) in spots when I would get off trail. But recently (starting in September maybe?) the app freezes and crashes within 45 seconds to a minute of use. I can barely use it so unfortunately I’ve stopped using it, which is frustrating because like I said I love this app! I have updated the app as much as I can, and my phone (iPhone8) and nothing has seemed to fix this problem. Super disappointed that I have to find another app or another way to navigate trails!
Cavin ledouche - If you backpack....
This is the best app. Besides the old map and compass, you have the ability to track your gps location on the marked trail you can download from each hike. Keep in mind GPS is run by satellites in space so cell reception is unnecessary to use which saves your phone battery and can track every step to make sure you’re on the path. I recently did a technical alpine lake wilderness hike and ran into 6 groups of lost hikers from excess snow and brush blocking the trail which allowed me and my dog to have an entire crystal blue lake all to ourselves for 2 days. If it wasn’t for the app, I wouldn’t have been able to navigate the trail as effectively and knowing within 10 feet if I had stepped off of it. Pay the 30 dollars for the pro membership and save yourself from getting lost and also epic states of solitude are in your favor like mine thanks to this also application. 🤙🏾
RoyaLewis - Invaluable hiking app
I don’t know how people found the trailhead or the way back to their cars after hiking without the AllTrails app. AllTrails has literally saved my life. I tend to get excited when I’m hiking and go for the most beautiful or strenuous looking climb, and that’s how I get turned around and lost- every time. AllTrails has mapped out every trail and I do believe I could use it to call for help. Also, being a new hiker and trying trailrunning I’d love to know my specs. AllTrails logs every mile, the time and elevation I climbed. I love seeing my progress. AllTrails also has located 500 trails near me. I live in a city and I had no idea there were this many opportunities to get out into nature and explore. This app changed my life, I hike every weekend and I just started trail running. Being out in nature, using the app, has taken priority over everything else I used to do on weekends. I love it. Thank you AllTrails.
seaotter45 - Awesome, with on glaring shortcoming
For finding trails, hiking, and navigating, there is no better app. I’m still partial to CalTopo for bigger expeditions and ski touring but for day hikes and short backpacking trips, Alltrails is my go to.
Unfortunately, I always seem to have trouble opening the map and getting to my downloaded map layer when I’m out hiking. Usually I don’t have service and so when I open the app it just sits there, loading nothing. Just blank. It’s so infuriating. I usually have to start toggling airplane mode on and off a few times and force closing the app before it finally works. For an App that is designed to be used in the backcountry, why not build in an offline mode that works well??? Or better yet, when I download a map
layer for a trail, let me “pin it” so whenever I reopen the app, it’s the first thing that loads and all I have to do is wait for my GPS fix to lock in. None of this messing with airplane mode, restarting the app, clicking on the trail thumbnail, making the map fullscreen, etc.
Cyrus Blades - It’s a pretty good app
The maps are good, you can find lots of hikes already on the map or just create your own and suggest the trail be added.
One of my BIGGEST complaints is that you can not ask questions or comment on peoples reviews. You can’t direct message people... why??? What if you’d like to know some information someone just hiked a trail could answer for you? Or try to meet up with other members for hikes? Or just comment and praise other people for their reviews and photos? Really a huge downfall so I had to remove a star for that.
Additionally, it’s crazy how you can NOT drop pins, or markers to mark different locations, potential campsites, shelters, water sources, bridges, downed trees or passages blocked. And you can NOT click on any of the map details for information.
Very basic short comings... :/
It would be great if these could be future updates, people could search for pins others have dropped, water sources and shelters. Users could verify one another by confirming those things are accurate and there, earning points and giving other people searching for pins the options to pick from the most reliable pins (most verified) or most reliable people (person that always leave correct information) this would also boost followers for people that are active and add this useful information.
Swift3000 - AllTrails Pro: Worth it!
I completed the Adirondack 46 high peak trails in 2018. I have summited half or more of those mountains using my AllTrails app.
I obsess over our hiking routes and spend at least a few hours for each hike reviewing our plan using the AllTrails app and the AllTrails map layer. Great print out to hand off to family so they know where we are going and can identify landmarks quickly if needed in an emergency.
On the trail, at least 2 or 3 times, we have made quick course corrections leading us back to the trail using the GPS follow the trail feature! Not a substitute for a compass (app loaded on my phone, battery could go dead) but I always have it ready if needed.
AllTrails is great for local adventures. I never realized how many trails were right in my backyard!
I spent a frustrating amount of time with other apps before landing on AllTrails. You cannot beat this app!
UpstateNY Dad - Invaluable Tool
Just “broke in” the AllTrails app on our first hike of 2020...and can immediately see, this is going to be an invaluable tool. I’m genuinely regretting my delay in getting this, subscribing to the PRO, and allowing this app to fully enhance our hiking experiences. No more! On our first use...even beyond the amazing stats...we experienced the significance of the “off trail” warning provided by the app. Based off of the use of the GPS system (cell signal NOT required)...we inadvertently missed a turn. Not realizing it...”the beep” that I thought was a text message coming through from someone...? It was the app signaling to me that we were off the trail. Saved us who knows how much time and effort. So many reason to upgrade to PRO...but considering the significant hikes associated with our ADK 46’er journey we’ll be undertaking...I can’t imaging hiking without it. Thank you All Trails!!!
WickedBritOfTheWest - Excellent, but I want a few improvements
Love this app, and it helps me find trails I didn’t know about here and when I’m on the road.
1) I’d like an option (I can’t seem to find this feature on the phone app) to *exclude* that allow a particular activity. I’d rather not take my kids on trails that allow motorbikes, or my dog on trails that allow horses. I can’t find that feature.
2) I’d also like to see the revised estimates of trail length feed back to the site. I frequently find my and my wife’s Apple Watches estimates the trail at 20% longer than the stated length, and that others have had the same experience as a “recorded” hike on their (other brand) devices. And yet the trail still shows up as it’s original length. I get that this is challenging to achieve, but it would be good to at least work on revisions for popular trails so that people don’t end up endeavoring in a hike that is two miles longer than they believed it to be.
3) Lastly I’d like to be able to return to the app easily and see the trail I’m on and have downloaded. On my iPhone, it defaults back to the home screen, and when I enter the app, it defaults back to the main page, rather than onto the “plan” tab or trail I’m clearly on. It’s frustrating to spend that extra 30 seconds each time to find out whether I’ve walked off-trail.
Thanks for reading!
Pro subscriber, iPhone 8, MacBook, based in CO, USA.
Roberts1018 - Awesome but Expensive
I love many things about All Trails, including the detailed descriptions, maps, and user reviews on the different hikes. However, I think it’s a bit sad, and a little messed up, that you have to pay so much money to be able to download a trail. I feel this way because on many trails, you lose service, and without service, you can’t open this app to see if you are on the right path. Moreover, getting lost without service is one of the most dangerous times to get lost! So, I wish they would let you download at least a few maps with the free version. Otherwise, this app is pointless once you are actually on the trail, unless you pay the fee, which isn’t even a one-time fee.
We use a different app when actually are hiking so that we can see where we are going, but All Trails is great to plan hikes and get an idea of what sort of views and challenges you will come across!
ceryphym - Pay version worth it if you love planning your own routes and spend time alone on the trails
I LOVED the free version of AllTrails so much that I payed to upgrade. I loved the payed version so much that I continue to pay the annual fee. The pay version allows me to plan my own routes on and off trails and gives me mileage and elevation gain, download the maps and have access to them when I don’t have cell service, and tracks my gps location on a map. This definitely gives me peace of mind in the back country, even though I am a capable route finder and carry map and compass. The only annoyance I’ve noticed is that if I don’t update the app every couple of weeks, it takes a REALLY long time to open it. Also, I love that I can share maps with friends and download their maps to use. I highly recommend this app the free version and paid version.
QueenBlita - Loved this place I had to come back!
The last time I was here was about 6 years ago. Let’s set the record straight I am terrified of heights. A friend from church invited me to join her on a hike to Old Rag Mountain. Old Rag Mountain was the first Mountain I have ever hiked. I love to fight my phobia and show I am able to over come all things. After that experience I sure enjoyed my Mountain View’s. Last time I was here I was 50lbs lighter lol. I had great wonderful memories. I had enjoyed the scenery, the rocky scrimmage and the refreshing air. I never seemed to convince anyone else to join me. Thankfully this year my best friend/my other half, my children and my cousin joined me! With all the extra weight I’m carrying, this time around I really had to Pushed myself through it, but I killed it. I enjoyed refreshing my memories and making new ones! I will always enjoy this hike!
Hike The World - Overall a great app (Revised Review)
AllTrails is my go to app for finding new trails when we travel. It is nice to read reviews before heading out. The detail on the trails is also nice if you get in a situation where you want to cut through somewhere to shave some distance on a long hike.
I recently became a Pro member which came in handy on a couple of no cell service hikes. I like being able to download trails in advance of the hike. The only downfall is I feel like the app can drain your battery fast on your cell. It would be nice if I would be able to link my purchase to my wife’s phone so we had a back up if one of our phones died.
I am always happy to see the developer adding new features and fixing bugs on a regular basis. I hope that the new Pro flat fee option is bringing in enough revenue to keep the app progressing.
all other names were 'taken' - Use caution
The app is decent, with one MAJOR flaw...I hike, but most of my use for this app was to find mountain bike trails...and there in lies the problem. There have been a few instances where I loaded up my family, loaded bikes on bike racks(taking two vehicles because we haul 5 bikes), and took trips to ride, only to find that some trails this app claims are mountain bike friendly, are NOT! We went up to Hinkley this past trip, to find that the only ‘trial’ you can ride there on bikes, literally...is the paved path around a small part of the park, like a 4 mile loop. You can NOT ride ANY of the dirt trails, out into the actual park. Same thing happened on two other trails this app lists as mountain bike friendly...are for hiking only...so be diligent and do extra research before you do any amount of traveling to do a fun mountain bike ride....to only get there and be disappointed. I hope this will save others from wasting lots of gas and time planning trips for nothing.
Mattiedogzilla - Premium is worth it
I am making an effort to be more active, and this app is phenomenal at facilitating this. Trails are reviewed by people who actually took them. You have the option to record your hike to document the distance and time, so they’re confirmed by the app. Yesterday I went on a hike that was not clearly marked, and the app saved me from going down the wrong path. It gave me a push notification when I went off trail. You can also download the offline map so you have the trail map and your location even if you don’t have service. There’s also a built-in feature to contact emergency services for rescue. There are maps with the trail, topography, and satellite maps.
If you want to branch out and explore new trails, this app is essential. I am going to recommend it to everybody.
Mbeach85 - Awesome but can be improved
I love this app and have been using it for years.
1) They recently changed it so when you click on a trailhead on the map view, the little thumbnail no longer shows the elevation gain, it only shows the distance. I’m almost positive it used to show both. Distance and elevation gain are the two major factors I’m trying to quickly scan through to find my hikes. Please fix the thumbnails to show these two very important pieces of information!
2) When I’m searching the map view for hikes, and there is a cluster, WHY does it have to zoom way in? This is sooo annoying. I’m constantly having to zoom out. I want to click on the trailhead and see the red line (the route) in relation to the map view of the area. The app always zooms in so far that you have to back it out in order to see the outline of the route.
Mr thizzle - Okay if you hike a lot and download maps
I found that I just didn’t use this app enough to justify my subscription. Most of the time I tried to use it I’d have no cell signal, and it was almost useless...I’d have to plan ahead, pick a trail, download the map over WiFi...for it to work when I was hiking. I also was unhappy because there was NO way to manage my subscription and I got auto-renewed even though I didn’t want to, even though I had the renewal date in my calendar and made an effort to prevent renewal. The stupid subscription did not show up in my Apple account subscriptions page as active or expired...when I went to the website it referred me to the app. From the App account settings it sends you to the Apple Subscriptions page which Did NOT show the stupid subscription. Customer service wasn’t helpful. I had to contact my credit card company to decline the charge.
ripchord29 - Intro to hiking must
Went out to Denver for a hiking trip. Had hiked a couple trains in the Smokey’s before so knew enough to take hiking boots but wasn’t ready for the vast selection and variations in trails. Friend recommended all trails once I got out there. Discovered it was possibly the next best thing since sliced bread. Got home opened all trails realizing I had tons of trails near me that I never really knew about. Great to know before going somewhere whether I can bring my dog or not. Also time durations are pretty accurate if you hold pace and don’t take any breaks. Don’t forget to record your hikes, allows you to make notes so you can put things like ‘when you think you’re at the top, you still have 1 mile to go.’ Or a note about mud or hiking poles. It sounds silly but you’ll be glad you do it.
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SusieRoborovski - Great app, we use it all the time
We’ve used this app in Australia and Canada and love it. It’s easy to get inspired to go on walks by searching through, you can tag favourites if you want to come back to them later, and the downloadable maps are great with lots of layer options. The tracking function works whether you’re in mobile reception or a black spot - I usually run two trackers in parallel so others have validated the accuracy of this one. People have contributed really helpful comments and photos on many of the walks which is great. The difficulty ratings, lengths and accessibility info seem pretty accurate to me, and my personal favourite is that it’s easy to pick whether it’s an out-and-back, point-to-point or loop track.
Bernd.Meyer - Almost perfect
Love it. Combines all the most important features of the other hiking apps that i’ve tested (and I think I’ve looked at most of them).
In combination with the web version perfect for discovery and planning at home and use on the trail. 4.5 stars really. Missing features that would make it 5+ stars are (somewhat in order of personal preference)
stand-alone maps on Apple Watch (rather than only streaming from phone)
altitude profile on watch instead of only on iPhone
coloured gradients on altitude profile (clearer since zooming changes the slope)
3d map feature in app rather than only on the web
Menus for track creation etc on the web app could be streamlined / clarified
The photo overlay for maps is a great feature but personally I would like to see this extended to my private photo library on the iPhone rather than just being able to use it for photos uploaded to AllTrails. Other apps offer this feature.
Having said that, it’s a stand-out app as it is.
The only real shortcoming here in Australia is that the built-in topo maps often don’t given enough detail. This, however, is no different in other hiking apps except for Avenza where you can buy third-party geospatial PDF maps. I thus use the two in parallel.
Danstarfella - Love it this far
I’m hoping it tracks you well when you don’t have net but I’m not sure it has that feature yet. However, this is almost to good for finding hikes I worry a little that most hikes will have to many people going there now but I guess this is the future of hiking these days anyways. People gonna be out there with the knowledge of the net and not just go and find it by driving and reading paper maps and talking with locals lol
Ozmumof3 - Extremely slow
Caveat: my review relates to the free version only
I have downloaded this app a couple of times over the course of a year, only to delete it off my phone again in frustration almost immediately. Maps are extremely slow to load, even slower to re-load once you try to zoom in. This may be better in the pro- version, and I am perfectly willing to pay a subscription fee for the full version of an app that I like. However, the free version being so rubbish does not exactly inspire me to pay just to find out if the pro version is any better. Also, the database of Australian trails may be growing, but is still extremely limited, and in some cases just plain wrong. The map shows trails that, judging by the amount and size of vegetation on growing on them, have not been trails for >10 years.
ErikPragt - Was amazing, now I almost got lost
I've used Alltrails many times in the past, and it's one of my favorite apps on my phone. I use it for trail running in Australia, and alltrails has lots of facilities for that.
Today I took it with me as I always do, but the route was a bit unclear, and I needed alltrails a bit more to find my way. When I was at the furthest point, well out of range of any gsm location, alltrails decided to give up. In the past, it was possible to see at least the route you're doing, which I was depending on in some situations. Now there's been an update, and instead of showing me the map, there's now a text saying : there's no internet, for pro members, check your downloads.
That's absolutely terrible to change the app like this. An app which I used to depend on now spit me in the face when I needed it the most. I've been recommending this app to most of my hiking friends in the past, but I can no longer do that now. I'm very disappointed in this new "feature", and I hate that after 2 years of happily using this app, it's no longer reliable.
Tldr; alltrails gave up on me when I needed it the most, and this can happen to you too. Be warned.
Ozstubbsy - Great app let down by Apple Watch interface
This app ticks almost all the boxes for me. I've tried a number of other similar apps and this has the best feature set v price except for one major flaw - a poor Apple Watch interface.
Specifically you CANNOT start a recording from the watch unless you have first gone to your phone, opened the app there and have the app in the foreground on your phone. Only then does tapping "start recording" on the watch work. At that point you could have just done the same on the phone! This is a major drawback. Other apps don't require this (eg Gaia, View Ranger, Footpath, Trails) and it's a deal breaker for me 😟
Where to travel to next - I’ve only just downloaded
I downloaded the app before I read the old reviews saying there is no information for Australia. I was thinking of deleting it but decided to do a few searches first. There are quite a few walks documented for Australia, some of which I have done already and which I agree with the info provided which is quite good. However, some of the smaller walks I have done in the past are missing. Next time I do them I’ll add the details. I look forward to trying out all the features and will update my review in the future.
Carlo-in-Carlton - Makes you want to get out on trail
Great app for researching trails to hike or bike. Maps, photos, notes, reviews and ratings all help to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for before you leave home. Particularly useful if you’re wanting to discover trails in an unfamiliar location by providing info on terrain, elevation and indicative time. The tracking function even alerts you when you wander off the designated trail.
Hel'nbak - Love all the extra trails I’ve found
I love that this app helps to take the guesswork out of expanding the well worn, better known tracks, onto bigger and at times better adventures. It’s ease of use is great and if I had any issue it’s the amount of battery that it churns through. So to get the most out of an extended hike have a backup for your battery, it’s well worth the effort.
Klaren augen - Glitchy as hell
Husband gifted this to me for Christmas with a three year subscription and was super excited. Upon using this app within 5 min, I found so many glitches it’s insane. First, when I download multiple maps, it just saves it under one trail. All the trails have been diverted to the same map. With the same name. The app keeps jumping from metric to imperial even tho my settings are for metric. When I click on one trail to read about it, and go back to previous page, it loses all the settings I was searching and I have to start over. If this isn’t fixed, I will be getting my money back.
Ninaha13 - Misleading
I’ve downloaded this app after seeing an ad on Instagram stating that it will tell you if the trail is dog friendly as I would not go on a hike without my dog.
I’ve clicked on 10 trails near where I live and absolutely no indication if the trails allow dogs or not. So disappointing. I will remove this app from my phone as it’s not doing the job for me and just use Google. Other than that the app is beautifully made and allows you to see straight away the level of difficulty. There is also a weather forecast to plan your hike which is a great idea.
Topshelf 25 - Absolute Rubbish with Apple Watch
Paid $30 for the pro version because I wanted to use it with my Apple Watch 5. Disappointed that you need to run with the phone for it to work but so be it I lugged the phone with me. BUT then if you don’t continuously pull your phone out to keep the pairing active the syncing goes to sleep, all GPS functions fail, the watch app closes while using it on a run. What a useless junk app. Developers don’t advertise it as Watch compatible unless it is actually functional. My 10km run recorded as 5km in straight lines and stopped working half way through. Rubbish Rubbish Rubbish
xcfdxxcx - Wow...
Frankly this is the app I’ve been waiting on for years. Love the interface, Watch support and level of polish in the UI.
(Most other mapping/hiking apps look less like AirBnB, the ‘gold’ standard UI IMO and more like 80’s military software.)
Only thing missing is iPad support, not saying would take it much but my 4G iPad would be great on driving trails.
Omnious7 - Discovers trails very well but has issues
The Apple Watch app is good for nothing. Each time I glanced at the watch, the app had lost focus. It still records, but having to reselect the app each time I want to glance the map, defeats the purpose of having it.
There’s also a problem capturing activity.
If I allow the fitness app to record activity as a workout, the AllTrails app shuts down, so the map is lost. If I don’t allow the fitness app to record activity, no record of the activity is kept.
The AllTrails app needs to link with the health app.
Khazdomi - Great app
This is a really great app if you like bush walking, hiking, mountain biking etc. the filters are good and allow you to customise your search to location, difficulty and distance. It also shows total elevation and map elevation so you are very clear about each trail. The only things I don’t like is it does not integrate with google maps so finding the start of some trails can be difficult
NdruT - Discover More of Your Backyard with All Trails
This has become a go to app when I’m planning to do a new walk/hike. Very useful compendium to have. It’s an encyclopaedia of trails and covers so many areas as well as Perth. Discovered so much about my own backyard. The reviews and suggestions are useful tools to refer before trying out a trail. Thanks
Swhallo - Crashes constantly and repeatedly
Seems to be an issue since at least 22 December (see reviews). But four weeks later still there no change despite a few updates since. and what is frustrating when you contact support (as suggested by developer) they seem to have no idea and they keep asking me to do the same old script. Reset, reinstall, blah blah. I have installed on three different devices with three different os’s and all crash every time in the same way everytime you open the map to search.
whydoineedaflippinnickname - An accurate and informative app
I am new to the app but am super impressed by it’s accuracy which seems to be within a metre or so. Also it highlights interesting objects along the way such as ancient ruins and caves. Definitely a good purchase and I haven’t even explored all of it’s features yet
frnkfntn - Doesn't work with Apple watch
While the app on its own on the phone is great. I was never able to make it work properly with the apple watch. It would be a great functionality but the experience is so very frustrating. Downloading maps didnt improve it. And support is always the same i.e. reboot phone and watch, remove watch profile add again. A great pity as checking map on phone without taking phone out saves phone battery and is such a great idea. Execution is hopeless though...
Jasrob69 - Love it
I’ve been using this app for about a year now and it’s the best.
I ended up getting the pro version and so glad I did.
It’s very easy to use and has lots of features.
I’ve tried other apps for walks and hikes and always come back to this app.
Al Findlay - Great offline functionality
One of the best Apps I have ever used.
The ability to create your own route on your laptop and download it for offline use when out on the trail is excellent. The safety benefits of this combined with the Lifeline feature are huge.
CR_ASPECT - Walkers App
Super useful walking App. Great coverage, distance tracker, record track and load photos. Sharing photos makes exploring others tracks much more interesting before the walk. Highly recommended.
DJTG59 - Integration to pre walk navigation
It would be a bonus to have the ability to get navigation information to the start of the walk from the start of my journey. I have had to type in gps coordinates to google maps on a number of occasions.
Scottifa - So useful!
It’s been so useful being able to go to a new place and open the app to see what trails are in the area. Without it, we would not have discovered some of the great sights while traveling around Australia.
Steve (Corbi) - Love this app
I’ve found this app very useful for identifying trails, planning hikes and recording them. Last hike I met a couple who were a bit lost and was able to set them on the right path and set their minds as ease.
M155 l4ne - My number one app
I have been a trail runner mountain hiker for many many years and it’s only recently I have discovered this awesome app!! Why couldn’t I have known about it years ago? So handy for all country’s I like to explore
SOLe93 - Such a great tool
We have used this for our hikes over the last 4 months. Such a great tool for exploring, planning as well as making sure your heading the right direction while on the hike itself.
OMG listen to this - Brilliant
Hiking to US in September and stumbled on this app. So easy to use and so much information. I will update when we get back to let you know if it is as good in use as it looks, my thoughts are that it will be. 👍
Noob4171 - Okay app but charged after cancelled subscription
Good app but I use one with more trails in Australia.
I cancelled the subscription long before the renewal date but just had it renewed despite it not being on my subscription list.
- Developers contacted me to say they don’t control payments, Apple does, the purchase can not be refunded by Apple because they say the payment is controlled by alltrails. Let’s hope I don’t get charged again next year.
Sucrag - Great for travelling around Australia
As we travel round Australia living on the road for past 6 years, it’s a great app to find places to explore and also so I don’t get lost. I also like recording the trails
Mark Thrive - Good all round app
Have used this in Hawaii and Portugal and it’s a wealth of knowledge and good info. The search nearby or map function is great when you are out and want a quick trail walk / run nearby.
Wacky-bug - LOVE this App..!!!
Have been travelling in England and Scotland. Am delighted to discover the extensive range of walking tracks in EVERY location. And reviews and ratings to help with decisions. This app has at least DOUBLED my enjoyment of this trip. Very happy.
binh25 - Excellent new interface
New interface is a lot easier than the old recorder interface, excellent update
Sirbijan - App is great, watch app not as much
The iPhone app is great, but you should work on the watch app not to ask for iPhone app to be open and it can also show progress on map.
Exotraveller - An excellent app to use on holiday
Provides a good range of walks though sometimes the start point is incorrect. More information than from any other source we could find
Noemia brum - Awesome guide for hiking
I have started to use this app to hike around Australia and I couldn’t recommend highly! Very easy to use with no interruption of ads.
Keeper K - Great ideas for your back pocket
A handy app to have with you wherever you go that recommends walks or hikes nearby (I even found a few walks near home that I hadn’t been aware of). A must for those who like to see places on foot.
Endless Traveller - So far so good
I’ve had this app for a couple of days. I’ve done a bike ride and hiked. So I’ll see how it goes in a week or two and write a proper review then....
Sarah Wheeler-Doherty - Adding trails
Only just used the app for the first time today and I really enjoyed it. I would like to see more trails in Western Australia be added over time, then I would make my rating five stars.
Mike2k12 - Great resource... when it works
Such a good resource for hiking etc, only let down by app stability.
Freezes and crashes every use to the point where I give up and go back to web search.
Will give it another go in future versions
nick nick453675 - AllTrails is AWESOME
What a fabulous app. Allows me to plan ahead or find trails on the go. Love how I can plot a route and then it will tell me if I stray from my plan - all without a phone signal if necessary.
Soaring7 - This app works well...
It tells you where lots of good walks are, how hard they are, what to expect and how to get there. And that’s just the free part! Enjoy.
kanndooetan - Great app, easy to use
Very good app, but I only wish it burns my battery less when I record my trips .
MattGuttormsen - All Trails got me off the couch!
All Trails showed me how close great hiking places are to my home! Now I don’t leave home without it!
Doggysti - Done load slow!
After a frustrating time, trying different ways of down loading trails, I eventually gave up. A similar free app gave me the same down load results in seconds! I had contacted the support team and had tried there remedies with no luck. Wifi speed was tested and rated excellent. For me a waste of $$ :(
Rocketscienceincloud - Comprehensive
I find AllTrails better and better. It has a stable platform and good response. Much better than the previous Company it acquired...well done !!
me, myself and James - Can’t get enough of it!
I’m hooked, I want to knock off all these trails that I didn’t know existed, while I can!
DellyWolf - Epic!! Got me fired up! ✨✌🏼
So handy to just jump on and see all the details to make up my mind on where to get my nature fix!!! 😆🙏🏼💖 love love love it.
Spot what? - Great App
A great way to help select a hike to do and to see the level of complexities for each hike as well as reviews. Such a great idea!
Map Errors - Constantly freezes
I was excited to learn about this app and on face value looks great ... if only I could use it without it crashing/freezing. iOS 14.3. Freezes every time I go into map search.
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mush360 - Great app for hiking
Great app for checking out and planning hikes throughout the season. Reviews on trails provides what to expect on the trails.
terrible Trimble - Great
Wish that it’s free
mikeylikeshikey - Must have!
This app is a must have. So useful to have the app downloaded when you have no cell service. Pay for PRO
tl346 - Don’t Subscribe
Don’t subscribe because it’s impossible to unsubscribe so you’ll be paying for it forever. Their instructions send you in circles and they don’t have ANYONE that you can talk to. Their customer service is an email account that I’m STILL waiting to hear from.
ADMGCanada - Basically unusable
So many ads that I was literally being redirected to a different app every time I clicked on something.
digimapper - Horrible in many ways
This app is ok but not nearly up to the level of some others like Avenza Maps but really what has upset me the most is their horrible customer service. I have been waiting months for an answer to a form submission and email. At this point I am sure it will never come. Shame on these guys. Folks, give your business to someone who cares. There are many options out there.
Wrenchtech - A very useful app with some small problems.
I bought the pro version of this app about three months ago and have used it over thirty times since, some local and some way off the grid. It does the job for me very well and I’d give it five stars except for the little things that can annoy at times. Perhaps I just need a little help...
The drop down elevation graph takes up way too much of the screen on my IPhone. Some of my trips are paddling adventures on the ocean. Not much use for an elevation graph there... can I get that out of the way without having to swipe it up every time I consult the map for my position? Cold wet hands don’t swipe very well and all I want is to push one button and take a quick look. The same goes for the large buttons for downloading underlays and layers for the maps that I can’t see because the buttons are in the way. After all, I’m already using the map and with no cell service, can’t download anything. So couldn’t these buttons be called up by a drop down menu instead of using up all the valuable real estate of my screen? When in an area without cell service I use airplane mode to save battery. I keep the screen off for the same reason. When I activate the screen I often find the map data has been discarded and I have to wait way too long (two minutes, maybe)for it to come back on the screen. I see a blue dot flashing my location on a screen consisting of a grid....not too useful. Why? The little scale bar on the map in the bottom, left of my recording screen is white on a light coloured background...and I can’t see it. If it was black I could. I have to slide something dark on the map under the scale bar to read it. I try to use it quite often but sometimes I just have to give up. Why does the screen reset itself every time I activate the display? I set the position dot the way I want it and the next time I activate the screen I have the default position back there. Wow, I’ve done quite a bit of complaining but I do like this app and I have used it extensively in lots of different conditions on my many adventures this summer and fall. It sometimes irritates me but it has never let me down and I am very happy with it. I use it on my old iPhone 6S and I would recommend it to anyone who uses it like I do.
Tvfire - Was good, but
Lotta good this app is if the gps won’t track. Need an update ASAP. Not happy.
yoooooyooooo blah07 - It sucks...
It sucks because I tried to search up a trail and it didn’t show it it’s not easy to find the trails!!!! Better just finding another app!!!!! 😡😕☹️😑😑😑😑
剃剃 - Constant crashing
Imagine in the wild you will need to relaunch the app once every two minutes to check whether you’re off trail. It kills your battery way too fast.
Tried contacting their customer care and re-installed as directed, but the problem just crawled back in a few weeks. So no thank you I’m not paying for another year.
Augiedog77 - Users beware, app/site sells your info
Unsure why but my original review was deleted.
This site/app popped up on my facebook because they submitted a list with my information (as per fb, go to settings - ad preferences - advertisers & businesses).
I didn’t give either site/app permission to add me to the other, link the alltrails account to fb or like the alltrails page on fb. The only thing both companies have in common about me is my name. I specifically created & only use that email address for fb to avoid hassles like this. I haven’t been on the alltrails site since I signed up over a year ago.
Edit: As I stated above, it’s been over a year since I was on the site to sign up. Never been back till I requested the account be deleted
The site/app showed up on fb’s spam list two weeks ago. Screenshots of proof were already sent to alltrails, because I was asked for them when I had my account deleted.
Paultee - Just fine. Pro tier is a rip-off.
The UI is sloppy and panels slide in as you move around a map. Often too many clicks to get back to a broader search. Unreliable for determining legitimate camping sites. Really just an app reselling user-based data on hikes at exorbitant annual fee (if you want offline, which you will when you reach a bad cell area). The maps are nice at least. Stick with free unless they bring back a lifetime membership option.
dragongagan - Amazing app
Everything is good but sometime the defined parking lot does not exist and you lost. Lol
John quebec - Pas defaut trouvé sauf pê...
Belle carte « zoomable »
Garde en mémoire mes tracés en privé ou en publique
**Mais n’offre pas de carte qui additionne les différentes randonnées d’une même région ce qui serait utile lorsqu’on explore une région hors piste sur plusieurs jours, semaines, mois ou années! Feu MotionX-GPS gps le fait encore.
Je recommande AllTrails chaleureusement
R to the C - Apple Watch app keeps crashing
I’m willing to try premium again in the future, but the maps feature on the Apple Watch needs to be improved. For one, there shouldn’t be a giant button that’s taking up most of the map screen. It should be more like the map in the WorkOutDoors app. Also, I should be able to see the trail on my Apple Watch. Please add these features and I will subscribe to 3 years of premium service.
Hickster1983 - Go-To Trail App
Seems the content has really improved in the last little while. I had started moving away from this app and was trying other trail apps. Recently came back to AllTrails and it is the best out there. Started using the “plan” feature to create my own map trails and upload to my Garmin GPS. Keep up the great work and this app will continue to grow and improve.
supreme2020! - Still a ways to go
This app still has a ways to go, especially for toronto. There is not a lot of content on there and it seems like the hikes are recorded through other users. I think once they get more people on the app then the content will get much better. Prob will keep this app on my phone but won’t use it often. Will wait to see in about 6 months.
New Runner 2nd Round! - Grateful for this App!
Very Grateful to have this app! Kept us on track when hiking bear mountain in Mission. The loop isn’t clearly marked so I had to refer to my phone a lot.
Would be cool if it would send a notifications to my phone/watch when we were leaving the trail that we were set to do! 🙃
Dixon's Wanderings - Great Tool to Select our COVID Walks
We have been using All Trails to choose our regular ‘peace of mind’ COVID walks. We use it to select our walks, be they urban ‘walks’ or forestry ‘hikes’. Works well for both and when coupled with reviews, give us good information upon which we can make our selections. The GPS function also helps us to stay on track, especially on trails that may not be well marked.
Great app! Highly recommended.
Bejayd - Worth the download
Great app! So informational and let’s me look up trails and hikes so easily. Up to date reviews and the length/elevation info is so useful. Also great for when I’m in a new neighbourhood and I can look up nearby parks and trails.
Alegria51 - Tracking hors piste
Il serait intéressant de pouvoir enregistrer le tracking hors piste pour le réutiliser. Merci
Toom Tam - App doesn't work
They let someone upload a tiny bit of a trail they did and they pass that off as a full trail.
Dagreatdevil - Alright
Stop loading like I don’t have internet , but my other apps works, so there is problem with the app.
Ren505 - Inaccurate Information
The maps shown on this app are not accurate, since anyone can upload their GPS tracked hike and it is not fact checked! People could’ve walked off trail or onto private property where they are unwelcome and then others are encouraged to do the same! Moreover, it does not properly label trails like for example it does not offer the names of the trails on the Bruce Trail, it simply says Bruce Trail which is very misleading!! You’d be better off becoming a member of the Bruce Trail and using their guidebook! This app shows unreliable information.
CassityCaMel - Saved me many times
This app has saved me from getting lost so many times. I have discovered many fantastic new trails and the lifeline feature is fantastic.
Airjordan1990 - Don’t do the update!!
I originally paid for the app and had access to the maps. All the maps I needed were download to my watch with my routes. After the update there were no more maps unless you subscribe for $30 a year. Way to bait and switch. I wish I could refund my original purchase because this is no longer the app I bought.
dfhjf)gy8fkd)duh - Great App
Enjoy and use this app a lot. Was a little confused about the lifeline feature as I expected it would work while on the trail... otherwise not sure what use it is. Also would love if you could search for winter cross country try ski trails.
Hiker7089 - Explain to me this..
Explain to my why I need to pay for the lifeline feature that could potentially SAVE MY LIFE. That should NEVER be locked behind a paid membership service. That is the greediest thing I’ve ever seen an app creator do.
Jade PM - Can’t Hike Without This App
All Trails is the best! Love hearing feedback on new trails from other hikers, using the app makes me feel so much safer when I’m on my own or in a new area.
ranger673 - Must have app.
Must have app for hiking. Very detailed and accurate. You can see your progress on the map as you hike.
Deegas - Passionate about AllTrails
Without this app I never would have ventured out on the hikes alone that I took this summer and fall. I have discovered a whole world made available to me and now I can send my progress in real time to my family so they know where I am!
Gujjubhai Hiker - AllTrails is the go to app for hiking
Loved AllTrails and decided to become PRO user. Now I never start a walk or a hike without first consulting AllTrails.
Sirosky - Super application!
J’aimerais passer au Pro mais l’abonnement est trop dispendieux.
OrderintheChaosChar126 - Get out, be happy <3
Great app, shows whether trails are dog friendly, recent reviews tell you about conditions such as mud or broken glass on trails. I’m really happy I got this app!
Rnn003 - Excellent
Hiking is kind of new to me and with this app is so much easier to organize yourself...there is so many trails that I would like to go to.
jjane05 - Great app
I love all trails. I have found so many biking-hiking trails on this app!
PCT Sensei - Can’t get USGS topo anymore
Great app. Works great. It’s on and off if you go for a few day hike and cell coverage is not consistent. I used to be able to download USGS topo. Not anymore. I do not know why. 🙁
Jennifer M96 - Can’t see moving times anymore
For whatever reason, moving times aren’t visible on other people’s recordings on the app anymore. There is just a blank space where it used to be. This was one of the most important pieces of information on this app, and it’s no longer visible - can’t be used for planning hikes & time estimates anymore. Would really like this feature put back.
Jbroughton19 - Excellent for planning a good hike.
I find this app very helpful with some of the treed trails. Great for planning a nice hike with Bentley my lab/border collie hiking companion. We enjoy the app regularly.
Spooof - App often crashes
Although I do enjoy using this app to find current trail conditions, several times new updates have led to the app crashing after about 10 seconds of use. This has happened after 3 different updates so far and I’ve never had any similar issues with other apps. The next update always fixes the issue. It’s a shame because otherwise this app is great.
troy.finnegan - Great! Sort Of
I started using the app and live how much of what it is supposed to do
Unfortunately for me, my app keeps crashing and closing
Went for a short 30 minute stroll and decided to try the record function, ya, it recorded 1:45 seconds and boom, crashed and closed
I wasn’t looking at it and was instead waking the trail, found out later
If I can’t have confidence in the app, how can I use it
To make matters worse, I bought the 3 year plan cause the idea of this is fabulous, if it works
I’ve cleared the cache and erased all the map data, then deleted the app
Now I’ve reinstalled, we’ll see if I threw $90 into the toilet..
Candycrushi7 - Disappointed with latest update that removes users moving time
Latest update removed users moving time. Now it is very hard to figure out approximately how long the hike takes or the average moving time for the hike (only shows up if you search the park, but not the hike).
Not sure why developers decided to remove this feature, which is extremely important in helping users predict how long they would take to do the hike!
LouisaCarmen - THE BEST!
What more needs to be said. This is the most brilliant app for trails. It’s easy to navigate and keeps us on the trail every time. It’s my go-to app!
Lqtcysh - Excellent pour la rando
Bonnes idées rando, commentaores et photos
Stealthysimba - Very practical
Easy to find what I’m looking for. Good descriptions.
Audreypc - You need this app!!
Absolutely amazing. I used the basic version and i just switched to Pro. It is so well made and so well thought. Lifeline feature is the best: i mostly hike alone and knowing that i can share my position with someone at all times is really reassuring and i can simply enjoy my hike ☺️. Recording my progress makes me want to challenge myself and it is amazing. The only thing missing is the ability to interact with other users so we can find hiking partners in our area. Also the ability to block users when you find out your ex is using the app ;P. Thanks for this great app and keep up the good work. Worth the money for sure!
Thornbury Trish - Great app
Just started using this app and it’s super helpful! I am finding all kinds of local 1-1.5 hour trails! Love the record feature and the ability to upload pics and read others reviews.
Thanks for this!
JenInEdmonton - Pretty great.
I do love the app but gave a 4 because searching in the map function can be a bit awkward and I hate that when you search that way it doesn’t give the trail details and when you click on it gives it but exiting back out to the map doesn’t function well.
VildeRosa - Hasn’t worked properly since last update
Growing increasingly frustrated with this app. Loved it when I first downloaded over a year ago, however, with each update it gets worse. Currently all I can see are grid lines and the route line I’m creating with no map of where I am. Will be looking for a new app.
kiva g - Bad Math on the 3-Yr 33% Savings
$29.99/year or $84.99/3-years is a savings of 5.6%; it is not the 33% that is advertised right beside both of those plans. You save $5 over 3 years.
Paying$2.50/mo compared to $2.36 saves you 14 cents a month. 14 cents is 5.6% of $2.50.
The “deal” is pretty weak, but the math is the real problem (and purposefully misleading sales gimmick??)
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