Though using a smartphone when exploring the outdoors can be a controversial topic, there’s no doubt that for everything from packing gear to mapping out trails, your phone can make your life a lot easier. There’s an app for almost anything to make your trips more efficient and safe. We’ve put together a list of the best apps to use for your next adventure.
Hiking and Backpacking
AllTrails has over 50,000 trail guides for hiking and biking. You can browse through trails near you, search a specific trail, write and read trail reviews, view topographic maps, photos, and much more. The app is available for Android and iOS, and allows you to save a trail for when you go off the grid if you upgrade to Pro.