My Favorite Backpacking Map and GPS App – AllTrails – Review

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Today Luke is reviewing his favorite backpacking/GPS app which is called AllTrails. This is what he personally uses for his adventures and has been in testing for a full year now.

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Cost : Free limited Version ; $2.50 a month, $30 a year, Lifetime $100
This is my second year of using this app and I was able to renew for $20 thanks to a promotion email which I received.

Available on : Apple and Android – I’ve only used it on IOS so I can’t comment on the Android part.

Who this is for : Hiker, Backpacker, Trail Runner, even Mountain Biker
This is an extremely popular app for a good reason; it’s awesome!

On IOS alone it has an average rating of 4.9 with over 67K+ ratings!

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MR ME says:

Great video. Good job. You should get a kick back from all trails.

Romin van der Meiden says:

It’s for the usa only?

Outdoors _life75 says:

Hi Luke, have I question. I have the Pro version of AllTrails also, I downloaded some maps but can’t seem to find where they are in my phone. I have iOS. Do u know where in my phone I can find them?? Thanks, Pete

fbabdiver says:

ummm did you hear that you can download it too? ?

Sufu Hashim says:

good video review, I have the free version. I’m going to upgrade due to your good review . Thank you

bertman4 says:

Thanks for the review. I’ll check it out. I recently backed a new app that as Kickstarted. It’s going into beta testing last I checked. We’ll see how it turns out.
Check out BackCountry Navigator XE: Outdoor GPS on iOS & Android by Nathan Mellor on @Kickstarter

bigkev73 says:

Brilliant app has UK trails.

sn47az says:

I use Viewranger in the Uk. Like your app there is a pro and free version. It includes buddy beacons which is great if hiking with others. It allows you to see their position. I use it in a search and rescue environment as a backup for a paper map.

Adventureland Europe says:

Hey man, good review, thanks. We are doing a 4.400mile-thru hike in Europe, from Bulgaria to Spain, so trail apps are welcome here 🙂 greetings from Romania

Chaucer Faux says:

Luke i can actually help you out on this review, i have android and yes the screen layout is identical, i to get the maps option.i dont have the paid for version as i dont get out much, mainly cause im lazy. i know its a terrible excuse. im working on it. i do love looking at the maps to see where they are and how hard they would be.

Les Baker says:

Hi Luke, thanks for the review! I use Gaia and Earthmate for Garmin inReach. Looks like a fun app I may need to give it a try.

Warren Davidson says:

Hi Luke I typically only section hike the AT and for that I use Guthook which is a fantastic App. Sometime ago I did download the AllTrails app but never used it. I am planning to use it for some upcoming hikes in the NJ Pine Barrens. Thanks for a great review.

pgreenx says:

I like Gaia too

Raine Ticket says:

I use AllTrails Pro and Strava hiking
For running/walking at home I use Strava

Mountain Wolf says:

I use motion X. Been using it for three years now and hasn’t failed me once. You don’t get the reviews and comments but it works great as a navigator. The best thing is that it works great in airplane mode so it hardly uses any battery

shcmoly says:

Good app, planning is important. I try to leave the tech at home when I explore the backcountry.

Lynn G says:

I use this App too! Love it!

Mark Cooke says:

Great review but I wouldn’t pay the life time price has your not guaranteed future support or updates has there will not be any guarantee the company will be about in the future….thanks for this

SA Hike n Gear says:

Great app, thanks Luke

bigfatno says:

I have the free version of AllTrails and like it a lot. I also use ParkAdvisor, WikiCampsUSA, Hiking Project, and National Parks apps.

Thanks for the review and talking about the pay for version.

Barry Webber says:

Thanks for the heads up and review on this useful software Luke. It is available and used in the UK so I have signed up and installed onto my mobile phone. I have the free option for now but may upgrade to the Pro version later. Best wishes to you and Suzie.

Sparks 701 says:

All trails has been a good app but I find I use view ranger more often.

Emma Tails Outdoors says:

I also use Alltrails

Puppets Outdoor Adventures says:

I’ve been using all trails here in Canada and it’s awesome. It still only has a few trails in my province but it does update and I noticed more trails are being added

Eric Brito says:

Thank you for sharing this app info. Great review!!!!

Carl Holmes says:

I heard you mention this APP in another video. I downloaded it and it is awesome. Thank you

pjwlk says:

Great review, thanks for sharing

Janet Cook says:

Very well done review. Thank you. Now a new subscriber. Hubby and I will use this weekend.

Dean Smith says:

I have onX hunt for hunting…. very similar, will have to check it out for just hiking! Thanks for sharing!

akbar geberal says:

Out West in the National Forests they miss many trails. Just a heads up. Sure it will improve.

R Stenzhorn says:

LUKE: Does it have rattlesnake avoidance mode? …I’ve used the app and your review was spot-on.

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