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


Maps 3D PRO (three dimensional maps)

Cost: $3.99

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

Maps 3D PRO

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

Audubon Bird Guide

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

Star Walk

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

Red Cross

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

National Parks

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

SAS Survival Guide

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

PeakFinder AR

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

Sky Guide

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

REI Co-op National Parks Guide

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

RV Parks & Campgrounds

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
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.polemics.plantrecognition

Edible and Poisonous Plants

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

My Altitude

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

Edible Plant Guide

My Elevation

Cost: Free

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

My Elevation

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

Cost: $9.99

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

Camp & RV - Tents to RV Parks

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

Camp & Tent

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

Knot Guide

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

iTrack Wildlife

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

Outdoor Trentino

Medicinal Herbs & Plants (plant guide)

Cost: Free

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

Medicinal Herbs & Plants

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

AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run

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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