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Trail and Hiking apps for the RVer

We’ll all be out there RVing and spending more time soon with Mother Nature – hiking, biking, and running the warmer weather days away.

The last thing anyone wants to do, however, is get lost. Here are three apps to take with you when hitting the trails to avoid trouble. Click on my PC Mike NBC-TV report beow to see what they look like.

AllTrails offers more than 50,000 trail guides, complete with photos and written descriptions. If you’re looking for a trail in a specific location, AllTrails has it covered. It lets you track your hike, take photos that are geo-tagged, and even share your progress on social media. The app is free for iOS and Android.

ViewRanger provides access to thousands of trails from around the world. You can pick from street maps, aerial and satellite images, and terrain maps already made to follow, or even make your own. You can track your hikes, add photos and waypoints and share to social media. The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

Cairn is especially useful when biking, hiking, or running in an area where cell coverage is limited or non-existent. You can download topographic maps for offline use, and also find spots where cell phone coverage kicks in. An especially useful feature allows users to set up notifications that will be sent to selected contacts if they are past due on arrival time. The app is free for iOS with premium features available for purchase.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2018-04-17

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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