Wilderness Apps for Android & iOS

Apps for Adventurers

According to Statista there are 3.3 billion worldwide smartphone users in 2019, with expected growth to 3.8 billion by 2021. Chances are you are part of this statistic, even if you’re an avid outdoorsman (or woman).

With such a high likelihood that your smartphone accompanies you on your outdoor adventures, we have put together a list of useful (and educational) Apps worth looking at before you venture out on your next camping trip, hike, or exploration.

We have no affiliation with any of the following App developers and receive no compensation for mentioning them (there is a mix of free and paid apps). The following Apps are in no particular order, we hope you find something interesting.


AccuWeather (real-time weather)

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accuweather-weather-for-life/id300048137?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.accuweather.android&hl=en

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Maps 3D PRO (three dimensional maps)

Cost: $3.99

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/Maps-3d/id391304000?mt=8
Android: N/A

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Audubon Bird Guide: North America (field guide)

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audubon-bird-guide-north-america/id333227386?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.audubon.mobile.android&hl=en

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Star Walk (astronomy guide)

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-walk-astronomy-guide/id295430577?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitotechnology.StarWalk&hl=en

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Red Cross (first aid)

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-by-american-red/id529160691?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en

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National Parks by Chimani (US national parks)

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/national-parks-by-chimani/id436381327?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chimani.parks.free&hl=en

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SAS Survival Guide (all terrain, all weather survival guide)

Cost: $5.99 to $7.99

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sas-survival-guide/id357811968
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trellisys.sas

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PeakFinder AR (mountain locator)

Cost: $4.99 to $6.49

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/app/peakfinder-earth/id357421934
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.peakfinder.area.alps&hl=en

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Sky Guide (stars and satellites)

Cost: $2.99

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sky-guide-view-stars-night/id576588894?mt=8
Android: N/A

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REI Co-op National Parks Guide

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rei-co-op-national-parks-guide/id1031987936
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adventureprojects.nationalparks

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RV Parks & Campgrounds

Cost: Free to $7.99 (for Pro version)

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rv-parks-campgrounds-pro/id1056983867
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rvparktime.android

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Edible and Poisonous Plants (plant information)

Cost: $1.29 to $1.99

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edible-and-poisonous-plants/id717786074?mt=8

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My Altitude (determine your height from sea level)

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-altitude/id465262694?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.bejbej.myaltitude&hl=en_CA

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Edible Plant Guide

Cost: $2.99 to $3.61

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/edible-plant-guide/id991612321
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.edibleplantguide&hl=en

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My Elevation

Cost: Free

iPhone: N/A
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rdh.mulligan.myelevation&hl=en

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Camp & RV – Tents to RV Parks (campground locator)

Cost: $9.99

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id370820516?mt=8
Android: N/A

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Camp & Tent (campground locator – tents only)

Cost: $5.99

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camp-and-tent/id437148054?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Android: N/A

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Knot Guide (learn hot to tie knots)

Cost: $2.99

iPhpone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knot-guide/id293111210?mt=8
Android: N/A

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iTrack Wildlife (animal track field guide)

Cost $14.99 to $19.99

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itrack-wildlife/id478516226?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.itrack.Pro&hl=en

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Outdoor Trentino (summer and winter routes for beginners and experts)

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/outdoor-trentino/id668528150
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.alpstein.alpregio.Trentino

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Medicinal Herbs & Plants (plant guide)

Cost: Free

iPhone: N/A
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.catalog.database.medplantsen

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AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run

Cost: Free

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alltrails-hiking-mountain/id405075943?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alltrails.alltrails

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There is one more App that we would like to mention, but not just an app – a combined Product and App that work in unison.

The product is called Tile, it is a small, affordable bluetooth tracker that you can attach to pretty much anything that acts as a device locator in case you lose something.

Website: https://www.thetileapp.com

Cost: $20 to $30

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/app/id664939913
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetileapp.tile

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