ViewRanger - Hiking Trails & Bike Rides
Navigate your outdoor experience, topo maps and 1000s of trail guides to explore
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: February 22, 2018
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Discover thousands of inspiring trail guides, download offline topo maps, and navigate with confidence on your next hike, bike ride, backpacking trip, or outdoor adventure. Go anywhere: ViewRanger works offline without mobile and data signals.
** 2017 Best Outdoor App -Elevation Outdoors **
** Best New Outdoor Tech in 2017 âBackpacker magazine**
** Trusted by 300 Search & Rescue teams **
>> BEST-IN-CLASS MAPS
Free Worldwide Maps: street maps, aerial and satellite images, and terrain maps.
Upgrade to access four premium map types: USA Topo, USGS Topo, USA Land Cover, and USA Slopes. USA topographic maps are 1:24K scale with 20- to 40-foot contours in most places. Plus additional premium topographic maps for Europe, USA, Canada and New Zealand.
>> SKYLINE: AUGMENTED REALITY FOR THE OUTDOORS
Launch our Skyline feature and pan the landscape using your Androidâs camera. Skyline identifies over 9 million peaks, places, lakes in the world. Bonus: When following a route, see direction arrows and navigate to points on the real landscape. (Note: No Skyline coverage in Alaska.)
>> ANDROID WEARâ¢
â¢ Navigate trails and view track stats on your wrist with Android Wearâ¢ enabled smartwatches.
â¢ Record a new track and pause or stop an existing track recording.
â¢ View heading, bearing, lat/long and altitude data.
â¢ ViewRanger is also optimized for the Casio PRO TREK smart watch.
>> TRAIL GUIDES
See 180,000 routes posted by top publishing brands and find trails in national parks, state parks, and national forests. Check out every mile of Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails too.
More Online: Plan your next hiking project, draw routes, print maps, and import GPX files on our website too. Then send and follow them on your Android device. Bonus: Import GPS files from outdoor websites and handheld GPS units.
>> GPS NAVIGATION & STATS
â¢ See your GPS location on a map.
â¢ Record tracks and follow routes
â¢ Plot and go to point of interests
â¢ See live trip and navigation stats: time, speed, distance, navigation arrows, compass bearing, sunrise and sunset.
â¢ Privately share your real-time GPS location with friends and family with BuddyBeaconâ¢. Data connection required.
â¢ Share routes and tracks with friends and social networks.
Free Global maps Â© OpenStreetMap contributors.
Some features, such as viewing online maps, browsing routes, downloading maps and routes and sharing your location using BuddyBeacon require an internet connection.
Ian Berkley Published date: February 22, 2018
Great app and customer service! Full Review
Dougie Begg Published date: February 22, 2018
Great app for hill walking Full Review
Carol Published date: February 12, 2018
This app is amazing. The support is second to none. I ride alone sometimes and its nice to have the buddy beacon for reasurance. I plan routes and go off exploring, its opened up so much for me. Full Review
Published date: February 17, 2018
Great app. Downloads available free as well as paid, by way of credits. Certainly gets you to some off the beaten track places. Good for Walking, hiking, mountain biking. In this day and age of fitness apps a link to the likes of fitbit etc. has to be the next obvious upgrade Full Review
Tom Barnes Published date: February 9, 2018
Great app, I just turn it on and head off for a run. No need to plan, just go where I feel like and I always know where I am and how to get back. And I know how I performed. Spot on Full Review
Jim Johnston Published date: February 11, 2018
This is the best GPS App that I have used. Their customer service is superb as well, if I have had any problems, they reply very quickly Full Review
Markus Jarvinen Published date: February 13, 2018
Great for hike tracking. App needs app and website could use some refinement of user interface, but functionality is solid. Full Review
Tom Lorimer Published date: February 9, 2018
Really good to see this using the GPS on my Sony smartwatch 3 and adding maps to the watch display Full Review
Ron Winchester Published date: February 10, 2018
No good if you can't find the trail. This app doesn't provide directions to the trail. Also, street names aren't shown on the maps. Full Review
Sonya Barnes Published date: February 9, 2018
Use it for recording walks in the wilds. Fascinating to see where we have been and the elevation etc Full Review
Mickey Mousec Published date: February 16, 2018
Confusing interface and very expensive maps. Full Review
Loraine Simpson Published date: February 17, 2018
This is a great navigation app, the best I've used. Great value too. The offline feature is great too Full Review
Charlie Ogilvie Published date: February 23, 2018
Brilliant! So useful for taking myself out into the country :) Full Review
Fergus McGee Published date: February 17, 2018
Fantastic navigation app. Full Review
Jonny Welch Published date: February 11, 2018
Fantastic app use it all the time for walking and hiking Full Review
Published date: February 17, 2018
Brilliant I've never had a problem when hiking with this Full Review
AJ Degtyarev Published date: February 16, 2018
I am a born Traveler & Adventurer. I love this app. Full Review
Paul Watts Published date: February 8, 2018
Just great Full Review
Adam Patrick Published date: February 20, 2018
Awesome! Full Review
Terri Redman Published date: February 14, 2018
Brilliant app Full Review
Published date: February 15, 2018
excellent. Full Review
David Stamp Published date: February 6, 2018
Really good. Use it for walking the dog, having a map that shows all the footpaths is so useful. Found tons of walks i never knew existed. Full Review
Martin Free Published date: February 7, 2018
Excellent app. I don't go into the hills without it... Full Review
matt fletcher Published date: February 6, 2018
This is a potentially very useful app but the Swedish maps have no contours! You can't tell what the elevation changes are so you cannot possibly plan a route with it. I had to revert to paper maps. Expected more considering the price of this. Full Review
Published date: January 30, 2018
A great App used it on and off for years. when out with friends in the Derbyshire peaks I use it to follow us to see how far we gone. Also as a backup for paper map to make sure we are on track especially in bad weather (fog) . Handy pause button for stops of refreshments. Even better with the bigger screen of the Hudl 2 . Thanks for such a useful app. Full Review
APS Published date: January 30, 2018
I wish the walking paths on the map could be made bolder- currently they're very difficult to see unless you zoom right in. Full Review
Published date: February 2, 2018
It gives much better walking maps & satellite views than Google Maps. There's a lot of premium stuff that I'm not sure I'll use but what I've seen looks great. Full Review
R Agrawal Published date: January 31, 2018
Love the skyline feature. The track recoding is great. Did not take much battery when kept on airplane mode. Full Review
Norm Gray Published date: February 2, 2018
Well designed app to help you get to where you want & home again. Full Review
Robert Dryden Published date: February 2, 2018
I track all of my hikes using this app. I also create many routes. This app has been fantastic for me the last year! Full Review
Slawek Frackowiak Published date: January 30, 2018
Fantastic, thanks Full Review
Emiliano Lucero Published date: February 1, 2018
Great app for tracking.. Full Review
Neill McDonald Published date: January 27, 2018
Great application for hiking, walking or trail running. Good choice of premium maps (IGN in France for example). Ability to download maps for offline viewing is practical when there's no network coverage. Limited choice of routes in some areas but that just means you have to get off the beaten track. Good syncing between devices. Overall a great application for the outdoors! Full Review
Mark Jones Published date: January 27, 2018
The app is a great idea, and I used it to follow a bike route across the South downs. On many occasions I found that the gps location was greater than 250m out. This meant I took a number of wrong turns. In the end I used the electronic maps and ignored the route and heading arrow. In a nutshell "should be better" Full Review
Michael Hooton Published date: December 30, 2017
Truly great app. I go rambling with a group of friends, we can always find a great route or make one. Never managed to go too far off track when using this to back up map reading. Support it always awesome too when I have a bit of finger trouble. Full Review
Hugh Tooby Published date: January 22, 2018
Excellent app. Turns smartphone into a fully functioning GPS unit. 1:50k OS maps cheaper than paper versions. I use it in my work doing wildlife surveys and as a navigation tool for outdoors leisure activities. And their online support is brilliant - usually respond and resolve issues within a few minutes. Full Review
David Slater Published date: January 13, 2018
I find Viewranger utterly frustrating and extremely difficult to use. Have now deleted. Map my walk is far easier. Full Review
Rupert Brun Published date: January 10, 2018
Great app for walking. I love the seamless integration with other services such as Walking World and the synchronisation between devices. Support is brilliant, a real person responds with useful answers very quickly. Each new version brings real improvements.The best walking app of many I've tried. Full Review
Ben Mckeown Published date: January 26, 2018
Best app for planning and following walks I have found. Once you get used to linking in with the webpage as well you can get the most out of this gem Full Review
Chuks Meniru Published date: January 11, 2018
Brilliant app. I was astonished to see tracks not even on ordinance survey maps that existed and lead to destinations directed, and amazing job thanks. Full Review