Category Archives: Offline Topo Maps

Pacific Crest Trail Maps Available in Gaia GPS, Starting with Washington

In 2017, renowned thru-hiker and mapmaker Lon Cooper (Halfmile) partnered with National Geographic to craft meticulously accurate maps of the Pacific Crest Trail. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve joined that historic partnership to bring you those same PCT maps in Gaia GPS. We’re rolling out the maps one state at a time, starting with… Read More »

Using the Gaia GPS App on Your Thru-Hike

First off, congratulations: If you’re reading this, you’ve either committed to going on one of the most memorable adventures of your life, or you’re seriously considering it. The people you meet, the landscapes you see, and the experiences you have—whether it’s downing a half gallon of ice cream in Cumberland Valley, or dodging a bear… Read More »

Unlock New Routes with the USFS Roads and Trails Overlay

An overlay featuring backroads, forgotten trails, and brand-new routes currently unavailable on any other Gaia GPS map, USFS Roads and Trails expands your possibilities. Use it to explore the backcountry, and add it to your repertoire of tools for building the ultimate customized map. The USFS Roads and Trails overlay displays a web of roads… Read More »

Streamline Your Navigation with the Satellite Topo Base Map

Combine the best features of the Gaia Topo base map with ESRI world satellite imagery on a single, easy-to-use layer. Ideal for everything from planning backcountry ski tours to scouting off-trail routes up desert washes, the new Satellite Topo map promises to become Gaia GPS’s most versatile base map yet. The seamless marriage of satellite… Read More »

SwissTopo Maps Now Available

Similar to USGS Topo maps, SwissTopo provides beautiful handmade cartography and fine detail. These maps of Switzerland are perfect for hiking, skiing, and planning trips in the Alps. SwissTopo features heavy elevation shading and contour lines, and emphasizes peak and range names that display prominently. Add the source from the More Layers menu under the… Read More »

Gaia Topo – The Map for Backpackers

Gaia Topo - The Map for Backpackers

We’ve made Gaia Topo a default map source in Gaia GPS. It’s been out there for a while now, but today Gaia Topo is really an amazing map source. We wanted to take a moment now to tell you about the work behind this map, and summarize the big improvements we’ve been publishing through the… Read More »