Guthook’s Hiking Guides brings the full potential of your smartphone to the hiking trail. Whether you’re out hiking for a day, or walking the entire Pacific Crest Trail, these apps give you a treasure trove of information to help you on your way.
Reasons that you’ll want Guthook’s Guides on your hike:
- 3000 miles of trails and more to come.
- Thousands of points of interest along the trails, ranging from water sources and campsites to views and places to visit.
- Photos for most points of interest, so you’ll know what you’re heading for.
- Virtual trail registers, where you can share notes with other hikers.
- Interactive elevation profiles, so you’ll see just how difficult the climbs are.
- Instantly updating trails and points of interest. As soon as we get info about re-routed trails or new points of interest, they’ll update on your phone.
- Trail news: get and share information about major events that affect the trail.
What hikers have said about Guthook’s Hiking Guides:
- “I hiked 300+ miles on the PCT with this app on my iPhone and my GPS. After one week I sent my GPS home.”
- “It is hands down the best choice for hiking the PCT.”
- “Guthook’s Guides to the PCT are supremely helpful on the trail. My favorite feature is the “Trail Register” where users can upload details about campsites and water sources. Through NoCal I was able to avoid several long hikes down to an off trail water source because hikers ahead of me were actively reporting water source conditions. This alone will save you hours and frustration! Also, if you lose the trail you can navigate right to it using the built in gps. I cannot say enough about this series of apps.”
Links and more info:
- Get Guthook’s Guides in the App Store today!
- FAQs and Contact info.
- News about the apps and development.
- Directory of current and upcoming apps.
A little background on Guthook’s Hiking Guides
Guthook’s Hiking Guides started in 2010 as the brainchild of two Pacific Crest Trail through-hikers. We realized that a growing number of hikers on the PCT were carrying smart phones, but aside from simple maps and GPS apps there were no resources for hikers that gave them all the information that the new technology promised. That’s where we came in.
In March of 2012, the first edition of Guthook’s Guide to the PCT was released for iPhone to rave reviews. Over the next few months, we added two Northeastern US guides– The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway in New Hampshire, and Camden Hills State Park in Maine. Throughout the summer, hikers on both coasts expressed excitement about the new apps. But these are just the tip of the iceberg.
In 2013, we will be rolling out a slew of new features and products. Along with new locations for guides, an Android version of the apps, and better functionality, we also plan to continue improving our apps to provide features for hikers that no other medium can totally replicate. While you shouldn’t leave your paper guidebooks and maps at home, we’re finally giving you reason to put your smartphone close by as well.