Tag Archives: Gaia GPS

New NatGeo Maps for Desolation Wilderness and Big Bend National Park

The National Geographic Trails Illustrated layer now covers both California’s Desolation Wilderness and Texas’s Big Bend National Park. About Desolation Wilderness Glaciers shaped the land of Desolation Wilderness thousands of years ago, leaving the granite peaks scarred and polished and dotted with alpine lakes. Located just west of Lake Tahoe in Northern California, Desolation Wilderness… 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 »

Top 10 Day Hikes Near Seattle

A city ringed by emerald waters, glaciated volcanoes, and jagged peaks, Seattle has no shortage of great hikes within a short drive of downtown. But with so many options, the biggest challenge is deciding where to start. Save yourself some time and reference this guide for the best trails and views within a 3-hour drive… Read More »

Introducing Hike Search: Easily Discover and Save Hikes Anywhere in the World

We’re thrilled to announce the release of a new, searchable, worldwide database of hiking routes across the Gaia GPS apps and website. The feature, called Hike Search, allows you to search through a continuously growing list of parks, forests, and trails to find the detailed information and maps of the best routes near you.  … Read More »

Ski Often, Ski Safe: How to Plan a Backcountry Ski Tour

After months of waiting, waxing, tuning, and pretending to enjoy trail running, we’re finally on the verge of winter. But as new snow settles into the couloirs and glades, it’s easy to get caught up in the stoke without doing your homework—a potentially fatal mistake when you’re backcountry skiing in avalanche terrain. To get the… Read More »

Interactive Hunting Maps for Game Management Units with Stats

Interested in hunting stats for all game management units and wildlife areas? With Gaia GPS, you now have access to interactive hunting maps with helpful statistics to plan a successful hunt. Pairing the interactive hunting maps with the private and public land overlays will show your hunting unit’s boundaries alongside current landowners within the unit… Read More »

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 »

How to Go Hunting with Gaia GPS Map Sources

How to go Hunting with Gaia GPS Map Sources

Gaia GPS can help keep you safe and legal, hunting across the United States. With a Premium Membership that’s currently just $40 per year, Gaia GPS has a comprehensive catalog of maps for hunters, including private parcels, public land boundaries, game management units (GMUs), and other overlays, combined with the best digital topo maps and… Read More »

USFS 2016 Map Now Available in Gaia GPS

You can now access an updated version of the United States Forest Service (USFS) National Forests maps, called USFS 2016. The USFS 2016 map source includes updated roads, road labels, and vegetation shading. We left the existing USFS Raster source, and renamed it USFS Classic, because the Classic source includes some private property boundaries not… Read More »