Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and into nature. Exploring the wilderness is one of the most popular activities during the warm months. Camping and hiking being at the top of the summer to do list. If you love the outdoors and especially like to hike, then make your time more memorable. Hiking apps of all kinds are available, making it easier to hike, connect with outdoor enthusiasts and have fun. Check out 5 of the best hiking apps below.
AllTrails is the #1 outdoor app on iPhone with more than 3.5 million downloads. Featuring more than 50,000 trails across the United States and Canada, it’s easy to find a trail anywhere you go. Sort trails by preference like dog-friendly, kid-friendly and even handicapped accessible.
Save the trails you love and turn your phone into a GPS when hiking new trails. Follow your friends to see where they have hiked or share your hikes with others.
Yonder is a space for anyone who loves the outdoors to connect and share experiences. Follow other nature enthusiasts, post pictures, leave comments and get recommendations on trails to hike and places to visit. Find destinations near you and read experiences, see tips and gather information before visiting. Once you visit, share your own and give users an inside look into your adventure.
MapMyHike ensures you never get lost during a hike or outdoor adventure. Choose one of the more than 70 million routes in the app or create a unique trail. Track your activity and gain valuable information including pace, distance, calories, elevation, durations and more.
Eat during your hike? Track food in the app to get a full look at your overall health. Then save your hikes and share them with friends on social media.
Project Noah is a simple app that allows you to document the nature you see when hiking. Take a photo, share information and let the apps community identify the species in “Spottings” mode. Use the field guide to see what plants and animals you can expect to see during the hike. Or help ongoing research with “Field Missions” mode, by collecting data for labs and environmental groups.
Geocaching is a fun way to challenge yourself during a hike. The app works much like a treasure hunt, allowing you to find items hidden by other users. Search more than 185 countries for millions of items, ask for tips and hints from users and log the ones you find. Use the GPS on your tablet or smartphone to guide the way and do more than just hike, hunt!
Get outdoors, be one with nature and have fun doing it! Use these 5 hiking apps to find trails, hunt for treasure, connect with other enthusiasts and document nature. Your outdoor adventures will never be the same again.