As of this morning, we’ve added the Tahoe Rim Trail to our catalog of iPhone and Android apps. We’ve been hard at work all summer and fall to improve our set of hiking trail guide apps, which now include the entire Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail, Long Trail, and the Mount Whitney Trail as well. The apps work on Android phones and iPhone, as well as iPad.
The Tahoe Rim Hiker app is available as a free demo, which includes a guide for twenty miles of the trail from Tahoe City to Brockaway Summit, or as the full 173-mile trail guide as a paid upgrade. For Android, the demo and the full version are two separate apps, both easy to find in the Google Play Store. For iPhone and iPad, the upgrade from demo to full version is available within the app.
For those of you who are new to Guthook’s Hiking Guides, we’ve been busy publishing the best hiking trail guide apps available for smartphones for the past year and a half, starting with the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails. The apps include interactive maps and elevation profiles of the trails, with thousands of waypoints and photos of said waypoints, virtual trail registers at each waypoint, and a community news service for each trail. The apps download all necessary map and trail data for the trails while you’re in town with wifi, so that no cell signal is needed for the guides to work.
Our plan for the next few months is to continue building onto our apps with new features that will help hikers share information with each other, and be able to plan hikes better. We’re also working on adding more trails to our catalog, including long-distance hiking trails and shorter, day-hiking trails.
Check them out, and enjoy the lovely fall weather for some great hikes!