Category Archives: Gaia GPS

Advanced Trail and Park Search in Gaia GPS Android Update v7.0.8

female hiker using Gaia GPS on Android phone to navigate the trail.

Hat tip this week to Andy Crampton, who joined Gaia GPS just a few weeks ago, and has already shipped a splendid Android update. The new version (7.0.8) brings Gaia Search to Android, vastly improving search, and bringing Android in alignment with gaiagps.com and the iOS app. Andy also nailed a couple of the top… Read More »

NatGeo Appalachian Trail (AT) Maps Now Available in Gaia GPS

Get National Geographic Maps on your phone with a Gaia GPS Premium Membership. Click here to get 20% off on your first year. Whether you’re a thru-hiker or day hiker, use the National Geographic Appalachian Trail (AT) map to help plan your AT adventure with Gaia GPS. This premium base map includes detailed topographic information,… Read More »

NatGeo John Muir Trail (JMT) Maps Now Available in Gaia GPS

camp set up on the JMT photo by Miguel Vieira

Whether you’re a thru-hiker or section hiker, use the National Geographic John Muir Trail map to help plan your JMT adventure with Gaia GPS. The premium base map includes detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids. What is the John Muir Trail? Have you wanted to thru-hike but haven’t… Read More »

Add World Shaded Relief to Your Maps

Add World Shaded Relief to Your Maps

Whether you travel internationally or hike in your local forest, use the latest shading relief overlay in Gaia GPS to bring your maps to life. What is shaded relief? The new World Shaded Relief overlay from ESRI provides worldwide coverage and when combined with Gaia GPS base maps, produces a topographical map with 3-dimensional (3D)… Read More »

Gaia GPS Adds Bob Marshall Wilderness to National Geographic Map Layer

Gaia GPS Adds Bob Marshall Wilderness to National Geographic Map Layer

The National Geographic Trails Illustrated layer now includes full coverage of the Bob Marshall Wilderness in northwest Montana. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, nicknamed “The Bob”, ranks as the fifth largest wilderness area in the continental U.S. and covers over 1 million areas of pristine alpine lakes, waterfalls, and ionic peaks like the Chinese Wall… Read More »

Build Ultimate USFS Maps with Gaia GPS Map Overlays

Build the Ultimate USFS Map with Gaia GPS Map Overlays

U.S. national forests (USFS) host a wide variety of outdoor activities from backpacking to hunting to overland excursions. The Gaia GPS suite of USFS maps and premium overlays provide the best offline maps for any of the USFS managed lands. Learn how to add overlays to base maps for finding outdoor adventure in U.S. national… Read More »

93 Miles Around Mount Rainier: How to Thru-Hike the Wonderland Trail

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Early summer is here. The days are long, warm, and gorgeous. But for those of us looking forward to backpacking season in the Pacific Northwest, summer won’t truly arrive for another two months. Snow still abounds in the Cascades and Olympics, covering some of the best backpacking routes in the state: Seven Lakes Basin in… Read More »