Say hello to our little friend: Introducing BACKPACKER's GPS Trails, our new iPhone and Android app. GPS Trails doubles as a portable trip database and personal navigation device. With it, you can:
Locate trips Search by name or park, or select from trails near your current location—more than 3,500 BACKPACKER-endorsed adventures across North America.
Research trips View fact-checked trail reports, complete with turn-by-turn directions, photos, and five map-viewing options.
Plan trips Draw routes with our map software (backpacker.com/postatrip), then send them wirelessly to your iPhone or Android.
Save and share your trip Record tracks and POIs as you hike; on the way home, post them to backpacker.com wirelessly—no cord or experience needed.
Geotag your photos, videos, and sound clips Save coordinates with every image. Once uploaded, your files will geo-locate on your map—automatically flying to the exact spot where you shot them.
Turn your phone into a GPS Navigate via precise satellite signals in and out of cell network.
Save maps Cache up to 1GB of topos for backcountry viewing.
View stats Calculate calories, speed, distance, and elevation.
Best of all, you could get the $9.99 app for free. Starting May 17, we'll give one iPhone app away every day for a month on our Facebook page. Be the first to post the correct answer to our daily map trivia question at backpacker.com/facebook.