Great app for finding trails! 3/5
The latest version of the app combined “favorites” with “todos”. So you can no longer maintain a to-do list, and keep track of your favorites, they are now one in the same. Poor design choice in my opinion.
Crickets from the support department.
Why would I favorite a hike I’ve never done? Or how do I differentiate between the ones I’ve done, and the ones I haven’t?
Your website offers favorites & todos, and keeps them separate, but no app support?!
Lost the ability to set to-dos 3/5
The old version had the capability to add both favorites and to-dos. The new upgrade removed this wonderful functionality :(
Handy tool for the Appalachian Trail 5/5
I used the app to pick a trail segment to hike on the Appalachian Trail. I was able to download the map in advance (very handy since there was minimal data service during the hike). During the hike, it was really handy to see our progress via GPS, see Scenic Looking Spots and view nearby segments. I would like to see information added to the app about when we have to cross a street to continue on the trail and step by step instructions to get to the next segment. It would also be handy if the firepits were marked. We reached the end of the segment, didn’t realize we had to cross a street to get to the shelter further ahead. Then, we spent 30 minutes of hiking searching for a campsite with a fire ring. We were so tired we almost gave up. I’m very pleased with the app overall and will use it to find more local trails and hike other AT segments in the future.
Excellent app 5/5
This app makes finding trails and planning trips enjoyable. Then once out there it helps to stay on track. What else could you ask for?
Needs review description ability 4/5
Great app on many levels. Needs ability to write review and trail descriptions from the app.
Same old spyware 1/5
By Kevin pet
Why do I need an account to store things for offline use? Why do I need an account to favorite things? Why does every app, even something explicitly designed to work offline, need to try to be a social network?
Mostly unusable due to constant “No Results” pop up 2/5
By Mike 7362826482
Every time I move the map I get a “No results found” pop up. Then after closing the pop up the results will show up. Makes the map view mostly unusable. I assume this is a bug which will be fixed in the future but it’s kinda amazing that the developer would let this go into production
New UX is a downgrade 2/5
Disappointed. Now when clicking a trail from map view, it’s more difficult or impossible to find the right variant — especially if it’s part of a larger set of loops, trail combos, etc. the old view was much better.
I guess I’m not REI’s average hiker. Maybe the area where I live isn’t populated enough, or maybe trails for locals isn’t REI’s priority. The app is great if all your hikes include forest. All of the trails in the app near me are a) alpine or b) very popular and busy. The trails are just a fraction of what other websites and apps show close to me. While there are popular trails within a very short drive, they are not listed. In fact, the only trails I can find are in national forest land - no BLM, state, county, or city trails, not even when they connect to USFS trails. So if you live in a small town (even one with a reputation for the outdoors) and just want a few good places to spend a an hour or three, there are better apps out there.
Why did you break my favorite app? 1/5
Why did you break something I was able to rely to on the trail? This new version is not reliable and can't be used on the trail anymore, will probably have to switch to Alltrails.
- this is not production ready, when you have a great app, don't rush yourself on releasing a new version with SO many bugs and crashes! Like I said not reliable anymore on the trail!
- Map is now simply not usable, terrible UX, on top that it is impossible to use because it's slow and buggy.
- Why removing the Pin trail feature!? This was so convenient to pin a trail planning my hike and during my hike to simply stay on the trail I'm on, now it's lost in my favorites, and have to sometime spend time looking for itwhile on the trail, what a waste of time...
- finally, TODOs and Favorites are two different things! Why rename TODOs into favorite, it's just all confusing for the user, I feel like I lost all my stuffs.
The better is the enemy of the good, in other words, don't fix it if it's ain't broke.
The hiking project was my best reliable companion on the trail, I was happy to log new trails to be part of the community and help building the trails database, I will now have to use Alltrails. This is sadly not reliable anymore out there, fearing that the map get unusable and might crash trying to use it is not an option.
Buggy with newest version 2/5
After the UI update, the map jumps around and makes it impossible to find what I’m looking for (I end up in Utah instead of Colorado and then the map freezes.) Beyond the bugginess, I’m disappointed in the UX changes, I was trying to find a trail with my friend and I got so confused. The old app was great - it’s awesome to improve on it with fresh design but only if the core functionality still works!
Good start 2/5
It’s a good start of this app but am having some difficulties with few things. On the phone, cannot do trial search (it comes up empty) and there’s no filter capability for me to narrow down the trails to check out. There’s no GPS for us to time and track our live hiking on a trail (not sure if you have an intention to do such as that). Overall, if you know the name of the trail and where exactly it is, can easily find it on the map and check it off as completed.
Latest update 1/5
Latest update screwed up all my pinned trails... was this expected?
The app was good. Now it is a mess 1/5
Why change it? When I find a place the info on it is 1/3 of the screen and I cannot find a way to get rid of it.
Please fix this self inflicted mess
New ideas. 4/5
I wish there was a way to edit the names of your gps tracking. And a way to scroll through the map while seeing all the completed tracks you’ve done!
Good map backup 4/5
By Stormwater guy
I use your app with other apps that have better written directions but the maps are not live.
Your map shows the hikers location even when the phone has no communication links (no bars for the phone). You can track yourself any where shown on the map, even on adjacent trails. So, it allows me to see whether I am making correct turns or are off trail. Saves so much time back tracking when you think you have lost your way.
Very accurate so far. You can actually see your placement dot rotate as you walk in various directions.
I’ve used it in: NY, VA and ME
Great hiking app 5/5
I’ve used this app in the Sierra backcountry on an 8 day backpacking trip. It doesn’t require cellular so I can set my phone to airplane mode and go days using the phone for this app and photos (of course). I’m using it now in Maine on Mt Desert Island and it’s equally awesome. Lots of trails with descriptions and difficulty ratings.
Buggy ,,, 3/5
The search page is useless ,,, I type a trail name and nothing comes out also once u choose a trail from a list u can’t go back
Buggy missing back button 1/5
When you select and area, like Iceland, you can see a list of hikes in that area. After you select a hike and peruse the data there is no way to go back to the list you were just browsing. You have to go all the way back to the list of areas.
Nice app 5/5
Well put together. A must have for hikers.
A Lifesaver❤️❤️🙏🙏 5/5
This is the best hiking app on the planet. Gives specific directions, very reliable and shows you many different trails to take Incase your feeling adventurous. It doesn’t even require internet, also, there’s a to do list, so this app serves as a journal as well. The reviews also give you and idea of what the hike is like. Love this app.
Loves this app!!! 5/5
By Locs 1
Love how the gps feature marks your exact location on the hike map even though theres no reception. You can check your progress on the hike you are on!!
Great App 5/5
The app has so many great trails and gives the rating for the hikes! It allows me to plan and be spontaneous. Love it.
Maps for Utah 5/5
We had a hard time finding decent maps for Utah in the Wasatch Range, but with this app we could locate the hikes with all their statistics and follow our route as we hiked.
Once I choose a trail from the trail list on the opening screen the trail list button disappears and you have to close the app and reopen to get it back.
Great hiking app 5/5
This app is great for hiking in N AZ. Haven’t tried it elsewhere but will in every state I hike for sure. Reliable.
The only ethical app out there not charging to use 5/5
By Dash Ryder
This is the only non bait and switch hiking app on the market m. The rest will tell you free to use, but “you have to pay to use offline on the trail” making it pointless when free except for planning.
Kudos to this app, very detailed and even routes others apps didn’t have!
Needs to integrate with Apple Health 4/5
If this app integrated with Apple Health, for tracking distance, workouts and calories burned, etc it would be perfect.
Could Use Some Minor Improvements 3/5
I had been waiting to see if REI would make a global trails app similar to AllTrails. I like both interfaces of the REI app and AllTrails, and I love the gem feature which the REI app provides.
Unfortunately, there a few items I feel could be improved to set it above AllTrails.
Firstly, when you’re zoomed out it’s clusters all the trails to identify there are “X” amount within that area, but when you zoom in they all disappear. In AllTrails, you can zoom all the way up to the trail head pin and even tap on it to display the more detailed trail information if desired.
Secondly, I noticed when zoomed out to view larger trail clusters you have the ability to tap to view a list of the trails on screen. However, when viewing smaller clusters the option to tap to view the list of trails on screen disappears.
Perhaps both of these are coding glitches and were not intended. But if they could be fixed, then this would help streamline the app interface tremendously.
The other items I noticed which were lacking in this app, but available in AllTrails, is an in app local weather forecast and the featured ability to record your hike. I did notice you can “check-in”, but being able to record your times is a very nice feature; especially for those of us with a more competitive side.
Great Beta. 5/5
By Hunter sage jasmen
I love the app. Works great with lots of trail beta.
The downside. I’m finding more and more on trails here that people are not practicing “Leave no Trace” ethics. This past weekend on a trail I found people literally camped on the trail with fire ash within feet of water sources.
For the developer. Maybe when people sign up they could check an agreement box after they’ve read the “leave no trace ethics.” As more and more people head out into the backcountry it’s creating a negative impact that I’ve not seen in nearly 30 years of being on the trails.
Well done 5/5
Lots of good information to help with planning our hikes on the AZ Trail.
Good app 4/5
I like hiking with my wife and we have found several good places to hick using this app. Had it not been for the app, we may not have found the trails.
Nice maps, but no user content from phone 3/5
The app does provide some great maps with lots of useful information about trails. But the app falls flat because users cannot load trails, tracks, photos, or notes FROM THE TRAIL! You have to go home, go to the web site, and share your experience after the trip.
I see in the forums that this capability was a “priority” for the developers back in August 2018. Still not seeing this capability 8 months later.
First place I turn 5/5
When I’m just looking for a place to hike, wander, or walk the dog this app has great options. Very appreciated.
Amazing App 5/5
This is by far the best trail app out there, and it’s Free! I love REI and what they are doing. Keep up the great work.
Not a bad app, but needs to be better 3/5
Not very user friendly. Can’t filter options such as difficulty, dog friendly, or length. Very difficult to close out of a trail once selected
Could be better 3/5
In my opinion it would be convenient if you could search for the trails closest to your GPS location. Or maybe I’m just not doing it right. But right now it seem you have to know what you are looking for and not so much able to discover new things.
Can’t get app to stay connected to service 3/5
My hikes all missed sizable portions of data due to cell service and/or other app failures to continue after pausing... oh well, but a shame logged bikes are missing chunks and/or return leg of hike.
Get this app! 5/5
I don’t rate apps because they are just supposed to work. I’m rating this app because it works so well and is FREE. I’ve found the trail database to be extensive and generally accurate. WORKS OFFLINE. Hey, did I miss the junction? Pop the app open and quickly verify your location. Great trail info for planning purposes. GET THIS APP!
Would be 5 stars except 4/5
There’s no way to go back to the list of hikes on previous screen. Having to go back into the state and trying to find what you are looking for can be cumbersome in areas with thousands of hikes. Other than that, I think the app is great!
Love it but... 3/5
Great app but can’t find a way to download as Gpx the maps for offline use.
Maps degrade in quality the closer you zoom 1/5
Making it useless to have.
Perfect Hiking App 5/5
Excellent And easy to use
Recently hiked the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail. Even with an iPhone6, the app let me zoom in and out inside the green tunnel. Plenty of pics to elaborate on the areas.
Way better than AllTrails 5/5
The desktop version is more user friendly to find trails than this app, BUT all of the trails you add on the desktop version transfer over to this app, which is awesome! It’s easier to search for a bunch of trails on a computer anyways, personally since it’s a bigger screen.
This app gives hikers more of a “community feel” than other hiking apps. It allows you to see other hikers’ trails and where they have been.
No map? Have no fear, Hiking Project will guide you there! A godsend and game changer for spontaneous adventure seekers. Won’t leave home without it!!
Too different to locate trails 1/5
By SBC Texas
Worthless without map feature showing where trails are in relation to your location
Great app 5/5
Went to Hawaii and was able to use this app to find some less traveled trails and get away from the tourist. Love that you can zoom in and see where your at on the map!
Number one hiking app! 5/5
I’m very impressed with the amount of information this app has.
I’ve used it to find trails and trailheads in Ohio all the way to Colorado.
Very up to date and accurate maps and information!