Must Install These Hiking Apps Before You Go for a Hiking

by Eva Watson Writer

Hiking is a great way to get some fresh air, do exercise, and make yourself entirely relaxed. And there are plenty of mobile apps out there that can help you in various ways while hiking. Let’s have a look at some best hiking apps.


1Weather is a great weather app that can help you plan your hikes. It offers a variety of features, including various widgets, weather forecasts, weather radar, current weather forecasts, a 12-week weather forecast, and many other things. It is an excellent weather app that you can use for free or buy its premium version for $1.99.

BackCountry Navigator

BackCountry Navigator is an excellent hiking app that offers a variety of features such as offline topographical maps, USGS color aerial photography, NASA Landsat data, open-street maps, and many more. The app has a pretty decent user interface and works quite well. You can use this app for free with limited access or purchase its premium version that will unlock some additional app features. You can purchase its premium version for $11.99 with in-app purchases.


Compass is a quite decent hiking app with a straightforward user interface. It is a compass app, or l should say it’s a compass. It’s great to have a compass with you while you are going hiking. The app generally shows you direction but also offers some additional features such as a degree measurement tool for more accurate navigation and offline support. You can use this app entirely for free without any ads. This app also offers a premium version that you can purchase for $3.49. I would recommend using its free version as it has almost all the necessary features you required in a compass.

Icon Torch

Icon Torch is a torch app that you can use if your phone does not have a pre-installed flashlight option. This app adds an icon on your phone’s home screen that you can tap to turn on or off the flashlight of your phone. It’s a great idea to have a torch with you while hiking because you don’t know what can happen on the way, especially if it’s dark. The app works pretty well and entirely available for free.


Komoot is an excellent app specially designed for hikers, cyclists, bikers, etc. This app can help you check and plan your route. It offers you a variety of features such as offline maps, turn-by-turn voice instructions, a straightforward user interface, and many more things. You can use this app for free with very limited features. However, it offers a premium version that will cost you $3.99, or $8.99, or $34.20 based on what features you want to get.

Offline Survival Manual

In case you get lost while hiking, then you will face lots of problems for sure. But with Offline Survival Manual, you will not have to worry. Offline Survival Manual provides you with a variety of survival manuals that you can use to stay alive in that unfortunate event. It has a bunch of information about various things, including tricks for tying knots, a guide to recognize and avoid poisonous plants, lighting a fire, tips to kill anxiety or stress, ideas for surviving different weather conditions or environment, and many more things. Offline Survival Manual has a user-friendly interface and works pretty well; it is entirely available for free to use without any ads or in-app purchases. I would strongly recommend that you install this application on your smartphone before you go hiking.

So, that’s all in this article. I recommend trying the above-mentioned hiking apps to make your hiking more safe and convenient. Thank you!

Mia Watson is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at Blogs Book, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world. Visit My Site,

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