Hiking Project

Hiking Project

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Recreational Equipment, Inc
  • Compatibility: Android
835 Ratings
$ 0

Hiking Project App

Hiking Project is your comprehensive guide to the best hikes near you, wherever you are. With the thoroughness of a printed map, we offer full GPS route info, elevation profiles, interactive features, photos, and more. Like a guidebook, we suggest the best featured hikes to explore—either near your current location or in an area you search for. Local experts show you the highlights, challenging features, and insights you need to plan a great day on the trails. • Find over 74,000 miles of trail to hike with your crew. • New trails are constantly added to our incredibly detailed hiking database. • Your exact location is shown on the trail. • Downloaded trails work offline for when you’re off the grid. (No cell reception required!) • Enjoy high-resolution photos and detailed topographical trail maps. • We’ll sync with your to-do list and check ins on HikingProject.com. By using GPS, we can show your location on trails and vertical profiles. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.


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Hiking Project app reviews

  • Such a good resource. 5/5

    By Anthony Marciano
    Download the offline maps because signal can often be bad. And plan ahead, you can use the desktop version as well.
  • Whisper Ranch Trail 5/5

    Great trail to hike I enjoyed it at first it was a little steep for me but I did it and I feel so good after I completed it. It’s great having the hiking project app it helped a lot!! Love it
  • Best hiking app ever! 5/5

    By FE Andrew
    The format is super easy to use. If you’ve ever used the rei national parks app this is the exact same format with more area covered. GPS works great when out of the signal area so long as you have the desired state downloaded.
  • Thanks for the leads! 5/5

    By mamabearssewing
    Without this I wouldn’t have attempted hiking adventures. Love the photos.
  • Private 2/5

    By Whocalled
    I like the map seems to look like it should where I want to go. I can’t download the map for off the grid because no one‘s been there and I don’t want to share the location it is a private family area.
  • Best hiking app ever! 5/5

    By Liss @tree_oh_tree
    Thank you for creating this! It has helped and saved me in so many situations without having cellphone service in Colorado mountains. I have also helped countless amount of fellow hikers who were once like me and didn’t know about this app! Keep up the good work!
  • Great for tracking workouts and challenging yourself 4/5

    By kj22214
    It’s a good app to keep me and my girlfriend motivated but not too keen on the friends you can get. Seems too much like a dating app. But being able to record your routes was amazing. I also like the challenges keep me thinking about what workout I’m going to do next.
  • Get it! 5/5

    By Adventurer78
    Love this app! It’s free and has tons of features! Breathe of fresh air compared to AllTrails.
  • GPS Very Reliable 5/5

    By Esco327
    I took a wrong turn during hike on Deer Trail in Colorado ended up using Hiking Project app to navigate back to starting point with ease and no confusion. Love the app can’t get lost as long as you have cell battery power.
  • Best hike planning app I have found 5/5

    By AAugust
    This app has exactly what I was looking for. I use it every weekend to plan hikes with my family and have used it several times to find hikes in other parts of the country while on work trips. It does not include every hike that I know exists, but it will only get better as more content is added. I love that I can track our position using GPS when we are out of cellular range to check trail junctions and progress.
  • An Incredible Tool 5/5

    By tubamindfreak
    Whether you are a novice to hiking or you’re an expert, this app is a must have. The Hiking Project is an awesome resource for planning your next hiking adventure; it also makes a great resource while on the trail. It’s trail library curated with excellent standards for photographs and GPS accuracy when submitting new trails to the system. The elevation graphs of the trails are extremely informative and so is the fact that the graphs are interactive. And most of all, this app allows you to accurately determine your own location on the trail in situations where you are conserving your phone’s battery by disconnecting from your cellular network or if you simply lose service. I still use good, old-fashioned maps of course but a multimodal approach to adventuring has always worked best for me. This app has helped increase my confidence and overall experience out on the trail. Whether backcountry camping or embarking on a day hike, I never play outside without it.
  • Good trail app 4/5

    By Pangaea505
    Could be better, but not complaining. Would be nice if it worked offline and had more trails. It is a great platform to build on! Additional information on trail use (bikes, horses, etc.) could be an enhancement. Here in western NC, this would help assist in hiking decisions.
  • Best Hiking 5/5

    By Katyyeager9999
    Best hiking app!! I can see exactly where I am on the trail. Perfect for tails that aren’t well defined. I also run so the sister app Trailrun project is awesome too.
  • Near perfect 5/5

    By WildaBjorn
    With great detailed information on trails and terrain, this is the best resource I’ve found for getting specifics on proposed routes. This map along with a hard map and you can truly plan to make the most of your time out there!! Keep going, I can’t wait for new individual route planning functionality!!
  • Totally Rocks 5/5

    By blynchdata
    Amazingly useful. Great for planning and during hikes.
  • Great App 4/5

    By Ploudermilk
    I like this app a lot. It works great, it is pretty accurate and informative. The only thing I wish is that they would make it compatible for the Apple Watch.
  • Hiking 5/5

    By pastor Alvin
    So far the hiking project app is great it gave me directions to the trails and keep me on the trail
  • A must-have for every hiker. 5/5

    By Joshua Gilmore
    I can not stress how useful this app has been. With it, I’ve been able to find trails that I didn’t even know existed. Each trail has mileage listing, elevation chart, and a description of the trail itself. Directions are readily available on the same page. The app is even able to track your location whenever you lose cellular connection, so there’s no need to worry about getting turned around. More trails are added every day.
  • Great helpful app 5/5

    By sophiejo65
    Helps people plan their route based on type of hike and time to do so.
  • Great App for Identifying Hikes Wherever You Are 5/5

    By Caver4
    Downloaded this before heading out to Moab, UT and found it to be spot-on in its assessment of great hikes to take! Thanks REI.
  • Best Hiking Around 5/5

    By Linkin22luke
    By far the best hiking app there is. Tons of trails and easy to use in the backcountry
  • Golden Ticket 5/5

    By MariaMillz
    This app is the Golden ticket to a hike. Makes it too easy to go on a spontaneous trek- knocking out all of that tedious googling. Trusted advice, no bs, and an excellent tool for any hiker.
  • Great 5/5

    By Hugh Thompson
    The user interface is a little convoluted, but this is a phenomenal resource and easy to find new trails.
  • Very useful and accurate 5/5

    By Chess-lover
    We used the app while hiking in Yosemite for general information and selecting trails. Very accurate and helpful.
  • Great Resource 5/5

    By FandomBee
    This is a great way to save trail map papers, this digital wonder map is extremely accurate. I loved how even if my service went in and out the map stayed the course like a GPS. I’ve noticed also in my home state new trails added to some local state parks were loaded in the app before any printed material! If you are an avid hiker use this.
  • The app ever hiker needs. 5/5

    By Patrick & Nancy
    That is all there is to say. Get this one!
  • Helpful but needs some work 3/5

    By Eyster1
    Good area info. Search feature includes whole country, so maybe it should have a filter feature.
  • Great app 5/5

    By Pdgep2
    Great app easy to find great trails
  • Decent app but not great 3/5

    By N8P Records
    The app has great info on trails and I love the concept, but it is not very user friendly and it’s difficult to navigate. I really want to like it more than I do...so hopefully they make some updates soon.
  • Yes! 5/5

    By ghostface grady
    I've been waiting for anhiking version of MTBproj for-ev-errrrrr. Stoke is wicked high on this app. Good descriptions, pictures, and best of all information!!! Ascent and descent. Mileage. Sweet graphs and what not. Stoke. High.
  • desktop site better than mobile 4/5

    By Allie & AJ’s mom
    title says it all; overall it's a nice tool to plan where to hike next within current gps location or known region
  • Best free backpacking tool available 5/5

    By Bobbbby b
    Love this app and the breadth of its information. From casual hikers to through hikers, this is an extremely helpful tool. Cheers to REI and its mission to make the outdoors as accessible as possible! Well done.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By skrbii
    I love that I can find local trails and read comments from others. Many of these trails are hidden gems that I would not otherwise be able to find. I find the topo maps to be accurate
  • Convenient and Accurate Trail Guides 5/5

    By Richard Martindale
    I’ve used this app to find new parks and trails, and its maps are very helpful when hiking a new trail. The interactive map allows you to track your progress and location on your hike, and the collective hiking community is always adding new photos and information about the trails. Highly recommended!
  • Not very user friendly 2/5

    By JRmillrat
    Hard to navigate and doesn’t feel very intuitive which is too bad because it has a lot of other cool stuff going for it.
  • App is hard to use 2/5

    By DGH 1
    Too much efforts on the trail maps which are only moderately useful. Every time you move the screen the app resets. Need more focus on how to drive to trailhead.
  • The Best Hiking App 5/5

    By Dustuppo
    This is by far the best hiking app that I have used. The Trail rating is pretty spot on. The driving directions to the trail head is super helpful. This is probably one of the most useful apps on my phone.
  • maps 2/5

    By JayOB
    this app is trying to be all things to all people. I get that folks like different types, distances and difficulties in hike but a 1 mile walk is just not a hike, it is a walk. As currently focused it is useless, it has promise but stick with GaiaGPS for now.
  • Fantastic Trail and Map App 5/5

    By williamwalrus
    Love using the app to find trails, record hikes, and use the downloaded map to stay on the trail!
  • On the money 5/5

    By One for u dude
    Excellent app for the needs of the people
  • Great for all who desire a good hike 5/5

    By TbellaG
    I started getting into hiking on a more serious level several years ago but always had a hard time finding resources that would give me details about a trail. This app not only tells you the trails that aren't on the mainstream, but elevation, trailhead location, pictures, level of difficulty, all you need to know!
  • Where are all the trails? 4/5

    By hellokittymom2000
    Love the app but not all the popular trails are listed. That’s ok though. I’ll still hike that.
  • Extremely Useful 5/5

    By KillRoy343
    If you are new to an area or discovering sweet spots in your hometown this is my most used goto app for finding information on my hikes. Love it!!
  • Most helpful! 5/5

    By skygirl2000
    I found this app to be super useful as I hiked around Utah, an area I knew nothing at all about. The insights helped find the best trails for my wants and plan accordingly. Love the fact that maps can be downloaded ahead of time and used even when there is no signal. Useful in so many ways!
  • Needs to catch up with the website 4/5

    By Utfisher
    I really like this app but it lags far behind the website in terms of functionality. The data is stale, can’t submit trails, hikes, photos, or even post comments. Still, this has the potential to be the best of breed and I look forward to the release that incorporates all of the missing features. It’s worth the wait because of the dedicated and highly knowledgeable community and careful management of submissions.
  • Keeps freezing - not sortable 1/5

    By Greatful yogi
    The app and my phone keep freezing since download There is no way to sort the trails based on length difficulty or location
  • Wonderful app. Needs Apple Watch app. 4/5

    By Rob gavs
    This app is great. All it needs is an Apple Watch app to allow phone-free hiking/ trail running. A simple map showing the hiker’s location in the center of the watch face would do to keep on track. Otherwise, just great!
  • Lost? Help is here! 5/5

    By Kevkoep
    One of the best travel apps ever. If you’re one of us who likes to get away from the crowd, out on trails that led to places most never see, this is the app for you. Hiking Project allows you to download hiking maps of whole regions! Free! The app includes maps elevations, trail ratings, and even other hikers’ pics. And it uses your phone’s GPS to keep constant track of your location. Away from cell towers. Not sure which fork to take? Just choose one, walk a few dozen steps, and check your phone. It’s that precise. This is just me of the best deals out there. If you’re a hiker, you need this.
  • Just the app I was looking for! 5/5

    By Nain Jaune
    I discovered this app late in my Mammoth trip. It is invaluable to the day hiker! I highly recommend it.
  • Good, but not great 4/5

    By patriotfreak201
    Coming from Washington, I feel spoiled with the Washington Trail Association’s resources. Two additions I’d personally like to see would be the ability to filter out hikes based upon season, and the other would be when using the “best of” feature, being able to do a “best of” near a city or area you will be, rather than the entire state.

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