Hiking GPS for Android

Are you planning a trip to go hike your favorite trails? Are you the type of person who likes to hike off the beaten path and find a new challenge? If so, chances are you need a map to help you on your journey. However, since maps are old-school and not regularly updated, its best to have a GPS device with you as you set off on an adventurous hike.

If you don’t want to buy a GPS device because of the cost, you can turn your Android phone into a GPS device with apps to cater to that function. Here are some of the most notable Hiking GPS for Android phones in no particular order.

Map My Hike GPS Hiking by MapMyFitness, Inc.

Price: Free

Similar to its iPhone counterpart, this app can be connected to your athletic gear from Under Armour or other compatible devices so it can track your progress while you hike, walk or train. It also helps you keep track of your workouts and hiking conditions, logging in more than 600+ activities for your convenience.

This app will also help you share your data and sync it with your favorite fitness applications like Google Fit and MyFitnessPal. You can choose the paid membership of the app for $5.99 per month or $29.99 per year which allows you to add other features like personal training plans, Live Tracking and audio coach.

REI National Park Guide and Maps by Recreational Equipment Inc.

Price: Free

If you are from the US and want to try out hiking in the various National Parks in the country, it is best to get this GPS as it also doubles as a trail map and guide to the National Parks in the country.

Even if you are hiking through an area covered by tons of trees and other heavy brush, you will still be able to see your current position in the hiking trail map and you can also challenge yourself with the various hiking levels in the parks you visit.

This app is also family-friendly, allowing you to go to the best locations in the National Park that you should not miss.

ViewRanger GPS – Trails and Maps by Augmentra

Price: Free

Do you want to go on hiking trail that is not usually taken by other hikers? Do you want an app that can guide you around these trails and help you make the most of your hike? If you said yes to these questions, this is the app for you.

This app can help you track your current location and give you both transport and aerial footage of your location. You can also purchase TOPO Maps directly in this app. When it comes to trails, you can check out the testimonials from other hikers and experts who have tried out these new tracks.

This GPS app will also work even if you are not in an area with cellphone coverage. It will still record your location in your phone while you are offline and even send photos to your friends and family.

This app also allows you to go longer with your phone as this app has a built-in power save mode that will prolong your hikes without problems. You may also connect the app with your favorite Android Wear so you are always updated when something changes in your route.

AllTrails – Hiking and Biking by AllTrails, Inc.

Price: Free

Want a guide that will get you around the numerous trails of North America? Why not get this Hiking GPS app that will give you that excitement? AllTrails has 50,000+ trails in its database and fellow users also include their sentiments about these trails. You will be able to save these trails for a return trip and you can even browse the photos from your journey.

Your phone will also become a GPS tracker, allowing you to backtrack your steps in case you find yourself lost due to a wrong turn. This GPS will also help you go in tracks that are friendly for your kids, your disabled colleagues and even your pets.

This app will also help you drive to that trail you wish to try out with just one click from the app itself. You can upload this hiking data in your favorite social networking accounts and if you use All Trails PRO for a yearly subscription of $29.99, you will be able to use the maps included in the system while you are offline or outside the coverage area.

You can even print the maps via the AllTrails website and create your own maps. Going PRO also allows you to add more map layers in your GPS app such as Open Street Maps, Topo and more.