- Find hikes
- Record your tracks
- Connect with other hikers
- See where you are on the trail in real-time
The quintessential worldwide hike-finding/tracking/navigating tool that has info on over 100,000 trails with terrain info, trail maps, detailed reviews, difficulty ratings, and photos curated by millions of hikers all around the globe.
Put the app on your phone and record your miles, save favorite hikes, and see where you are real-time on the trail (like with any app, don’t rely on it as your sole means of routefinding, especially in remote areas, but if you have cell service it can serve as good confirmation you’re going the right way, or help you get a visual of how much longer). Screenshot directions, landmarks, and maps to have in your camera roll in case you don’t have internet. You can also network with other AllTrails users to share and compare stats and routes.
Or sit up in bed with your laptop and search their enormous database for your next local hike–or hikes for your next vacation, since it has entries from somewhere on each continent. Read other people’s trip reports to get a sense of whether or not a trail is difficult or not (I find the bell curve in full effect here, where on one end you have the few that think everything is so hard and scary, and on the other end, a few that think everything is a piece o’cake. Read a bunch and you’ll get a fairly accurate idea of whether you can do it or not).
With AllTrails Pro, you can download maps to your phone for offline use. This allows you to view detailed map information and navigate using your phone’s built-in GPS while you’re out on the trail – even when you don’t have a data signal.
Wendy Harrington is a California native who has lived in a small town at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state since 2001. Her love of trail running and peakbagging has led her to summit all five Washington volcanoes, climb to the high points of three states, and put nearly a thousand miles a year on her boots. Her loves include ridgelines, saddles, granite, one-day pushes on big mountains, anything volcanic, long solo days, and objectives that push limits and test endurance.