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Footpath Route Planner - Running, Hiking, Bike Map

Footpath Route Planner - Running, Hiking, Bike Map

Half Mile Labs LLC

Map routes with your finger: distance measure, run tracker, & GPX viewer

4.8 Ratings 10K+ Reviews 50K+ Downloads
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Map routes with your finger: distance measure, run tracker, & GPX viewer
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4.8
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  • Fantastic GPX route planning app Sep 1, 2016

    By comabereni
    This app is absolutely fantastic for planning hikes. Even though we have used other online route apps, we've been looking for an easy to use route planning app for our phones that exports GPX route files for use with our favorite iPhone GPS software (GaiaGPS). Footpath does it seamlessly. We also upload the route files to fitness apps like RunKeeper where it tells us in advance how many calories our planned hikes will burn. Wonderful! Suggested future updates: add the ability to import existing GPX route/track files for easy sharing and editing (this is Footpath's most glaring deficiency in our opinion--right now you can only export routes to other apps); make it possible to easily move starting and mid-points of a route you want to edit (right now you can only edit an existing route by deleting segments of the route starting at the end until you get to a fork or turn you want to explore and then continuing along a new path from there); and it would also be great if your routes were automatically saved to a personal account on a website maintained by Footpath so they could be more easily managed and exported to your favorite GPS and fitness apps. All that said, Footpath is pretty awesome as is and has already benefited us greatly by giving us the ability to quickly and easily plan and execute our weekly hikes anywhere we are whenever we have a couple minutes. Thank you!
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Peter T
    best app by far for making ad hoc walking and cycling routes. works well with S pen on galaxy note phones. I wish the paid version wasn't subscription though :(
  • The best has just gotten better Sep 8, 2018

    By Hurri47
    OK this is going to be a rave. Nobody is mentioning what I thought was the most interesting thing about new version 3. The old version would switch maps automatically depending on zoom level, but the new Footpath Outdoors map appears to just combine all the information of the old maps without the jarring switch. The tutorial is very brief with only the basics covered, but if you haven’t found a feature you want - for me it was how to switch snap types on the fly - keep poking controls in the corners and it’s a good bet you’ll find it in one of them. (The snap switch is a few extra taps to switch but it does work smoothly and consistently.) The new editing tools are hugely welcome! I don’t recall if I could edit saved routes in the old version, but that’s in here now. I haven’t found a way to edit start points, so unless I’m just missing something I’d recommend zooming in very close on your start point and then backing out to complete the route. I also appreciate the new account system where I can create/edit routes on my iPad and see the same routes on my iPhone. The grandfathering of my old saved routes into the iPad was very nice - I was briefly afraid I’d have to pay again until I found the secret instruction to invoke it. (Pssst - hey dev, I’d have paid it anyway, but thanks, that was very kind.)
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Max Williams
    Edit, cool, that works where the map doesn't recognize the intersection, unmagnetting does it, thanks I'll give it a try now :) Doesn't recognise intersections. Tried a few places on footpaths where I am certain they intersect but as app doesn't recognise them it sends you off on huge loops. Promising app but this problem means I will uninstall.
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  • Could be good, but not for my needs Apr 6, 2020

    By HelenB4
    I feel bad rating this too low because I did not use it for very long. However, that is because I started to get genuinely upset with it. It seems that it would be great for legitimate trails, city streets, etc. However, I had great difficulty getting it to stick to actual suburb roads. At one point it decided I should take a nice detour and bike through the pond. When drawing a simple path with a stylus, it thought it would be fun to throw in a few circles. Additionally, it did not give me sufficient editing abilities. On one trip I tried to map, it had a random straight line going through a woods. I attempted to erase it so I could shift it over, but it just kept reappearing in a different, equally incorrect location. It also completely ignores a popular footpath. The “snap to map” is somewhat a useful, and certainly an innovative feature. It just needs some love. I could see this working on longer trips that need less accuracy, but for my suburban 10 mile excursions it brought nothing but anger. For now, I’m going to stick to drawing vauge lines on a map, and finding out the mileage later. TLDR: I can see it’s applications and situations it could be good in. It just is not at all conducive to my biking or running excursions.
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  • Free version of app is horrible! Sep 9, 2018

    By olivia_is_great
    I got the free version of this app to create routes for cycling with my bike club/walking my dog and it was awful! You can only view your most recent route that you’ve made and you have to delete all others to see just one! The idea is great and I’m sure the “elite version” is amazing because until I found out I can only view my most recent route, I was loving this app. If you are willing to pay for the full version then this app is great for you but if you aren’t, steer clear of this app and don’t waste your time. Also, with the free version, once you have saved the route you can’t edit it and you have to make an entirely new one! If you are in need of an app like this and think that you would use it on a daily basis then I think you should get the full version but if you’re like me and just getting this app to try out and use rarely then definitely stay away.
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  • Dec 19, 2020

    By Steve Jones
    Completely ignored the footpaths around me. Came up with the same route as Google Maps. Uninstall!
  • Clunky, hard to use for long distance Feb 4, 2018

    By miss.a.nyc
    The drawings don't really go where you want them to--the app has a hard time figuring out not to turn you around on bridges, for instan ce. Also if you want to go more than a very short distance you have to go through the clunky process of moving the map, pushing draw again, drawing, undoing six times until the thing reads where you want to go, then pushing done, then moving the map and repeating until your route is complete. And if you want to make a change to your route, forget it-you have to start over. It's a great idea and on its way to being something that could resolve routing without a computer handy, but honestly it's disappointing for a paid app. It works like an early beta test at best.
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  • Could better or easier to use Jun 26, 2016

    By ZinzinnatiOhio
    Using this for biking I had to plot out like every 15 miles to make sure it kept on the bike trail system from Cincinnati to DC even though the trail covers about 75% of the ride. It was set to biking but loved putting me on interstates, or would just put a line through an area with nothing road or trail-like. It assumes I want to carry my bike and supplies across a river? And...where do I get the turn-by-turn directions? Looked at the Elite aspects to this and it didn't indicate it allows that feature. After getting flustered with this for 3 hours I realized Google Maps allows you to search specifically for a bike trail between two points. *sigh*
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  • Great app, but backend is falling down Jul 31, 2018

    By beamrider9
    I used to use this app daily to plan my running route, then it started having backend errors constantly when snapping to roads and sat broken for a long time. The developer updated it but whatever new mapping backend it’s using is not good. The app displays Google Maps but the backend that does the snapping to roads clearly uses a different mapping provider. Very frequently it doesn’t match the Google Maps map and makes it hard to accurately plan a route - it misses a lot of trails and does some odd things on roads. It’s often impossible to make a simple route without disabling road snapping. I’ve switched to a different route planning app without this problem and deleted Footpath.
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  • Fantastic GPX route planning app Sep 1, 2016

    By comabereni
    This app is absolutely fantastic for planning hikes. Even though we have used other online route apps, we've been looking for an easy to use route planning app for our phones that exports GPX route files for use with our favorite iPhone GPS software (GaiaGPS). Footpath does it seamlessly. We also upload the route files to fitness apps like RunKeeper where it tells us in advance how many calories our planned hikes will burn. Wonderful! Suggested future updates: add the ability to import existing GPX route/track files for easy sharing and editing (this is Footpath's most glaring deficiency in our opinion--right now you can only export routes to other apps); make it possible to easily move starting and mid-points of a route you want to edit (right now you can only edit an existing route by deleting segments of the route starting at the end until you get to a fork or turn you want to explore and then continuing along a new path from there); and it would also be great if your routes were automatically saved to a personal account on a website maintained by Footpath so they could be more easily managed and exported to your favorite GPS and fitness apps. All that said, Footpath is pretty awesome as is and has already benefited us greatly by giving us the ability to quickly and easily plan and execute our weekly hikes anywhere we are whenever we have a couple minutes. Thank you!
    more
  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Peter T
    best app by far for making ad hoc walking and cycling routes. works well with S pen on galaxy note phones. I wish the paid version wasn't subscription though :(
  • The best has just gotten better Sep 8, 2018

    By Hurri47
    OK this is going to be a rave. Nobody is mentioning what I thought was the most interesting thing about new version 3. The old version would switch maps automatically depending on zoom level, but the new Footpath Outdoors map appears to just combine all the information of the old maps without the jarring switch. The tutorial is very brief with only the basics covered, but if you haven’t found a feature you want - for me it was how to switch snap types on the fly - keep poking controls in the corners and it’s a good bet you’ll find it in one of them. (The snap switch is a few extra taps to switch but it does work smoothly and consistently.) The new editing tools are hugely welcome! I don’t recall if I could edit saved routes in the old version, but that’s in here now. I haven’t found a way to edit start points, so unless I’m just missing something I’d recommend zooming in very close on your start point and then backing out to complete the route. I also appreciate the new account system where I can create/edit routes on my iPad and see the same routes on my iPhone. The grandfathering of my old saved routes into the iPad was very nice - I was briefly afraid I’d have to pay again until I found the secret instruction to invoke it. (Pssst - hey dev, I’d have paid it anyway, but thanks, that was very kind.)
    more
  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Max Williams
    Edit, cool, that works where the map doesn't recognize the intersection, unmagnetting does it, thanks I'll give it a try now :) Doesn't recognise intersections. Tried a few places on footpaths where I am certain they intersect but as app doesn't recognise them it sends you off on huge loops. Promising app but this problem means I will uninstall.
    more
  • Jan 10, 2021

    By Stuart Grant
    great app to quickly plan out a route and get distance and elevation info
  • Good for what it is Apr 19, 2020

    By Rishaan Reader #2
    This app is pretty good because it allows you to use your finger to create a route and not find a existing route or create a route using particular points. The thing I don’t like is that just to save unlimited routes you have to pay money. I mean common! This is just a route creator and you have to pay! I only kept this app because there is simply no app which can do the same thing but with unlimited routes. Hopefully some day the developers will realize their giant mistake and actually make it free but until then I suggest only get this app if you’re okay deleting routes, only being able to save 5 routes, and if you wanna get all the great features pay.
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  • Jan 1, 2021

    By Amy Burns
    Great app for preparing walking abs running routes.
  • Dec 31, 2020

    By Mark R
    Great, except I can't print paper maps
  • Oct 17, 2020

    By Simon Crowhurst
    Nice idea, could be improved used in the Peak District for a circular walk... didn't tell us the route back was a busy road, be useful to have warnings when planning that part of the route is in roads that may be busy / dangerous... otherwise great app!
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  • Does what it promises Nov 8, 2016

    By Try and try again
    Takes a little practice to finger-draw a path that will snap just to the streets you had in mind. Easy (and often necessary) to draw in segments, mixing snap and non-snap portions, although it can get tedious deleting, since erase is sequential by last-drawn segments only. Plan on paying one more time if you want more than the bare minimum function. Includes and provides easy switching between half a dozen street, satellite, topographical and specialized walking and cycling maps - basic price is worth it just for those.
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  • Could be good, but not for my needs Apr 6, 2020

    By HelenB4
    I feel bad rating this too low because I did not use it for very long. However, that is because I started to get genuinely upset with it. It seems that it would be great for legitimate trails, city streets, etc. However, I had great difficulty getting it to stick to actual suburb roads. At one point it decided I should take a nice detour and bike through the pond. When drawing a simple path with a stylus, it thought it would be fun to throw in a few circles. Additionally, it did not give me sufficient editing abilities. On one trip I tried to map, it had a random straight line going through a woods. I attempted to erase it so I could shift it over, but it just kept reappearing in a different, equally incorrect location. It also completely ignores a popular footpath. The “snap to map” is somewhat a useful, and certainly an innovative feature. It just needs some love. I could see this working on longer trips that need less accuracy, but for my suburban 10 mile excursions it brought nothing but anger. For now, I’m going to stick to drawing vauge lines on a map, and finding out the mileage later. TLDR: I can see it’s applications and situations it could be good in. It just is not at all conducive to my biking or running excursions.
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Logan McDaniel
    Was super excited to see this on Android after having used it on iOS for quite some time...but very frustrated that when I press and hold to extend the route it doesn't allow the menu to stay...it just briefly pops up and disappears.
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  • Footpath ruined my workout May 4, 2019

    By macaddict17
    While using footpath with my apple watch on a bike ride, my music was pausing every 20 seconds (presumably so it could give voice directions which I had turned off.) Everything got so messed up that i couldn’t get my AirPods working again... it straight up made me so frustrated I stopped my bike ride a block from my house. Footpath: If I’m listening to music, and I have voice directions off, for the love of God don’t mess with the music. 3 stars because the app is fine, just have a grievance on this issue.
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  • Needs a major upgrade Jul 7, 2020

    By AZN_HI.AN_YT_GI
    When I use the app to create a route. The app detours me to go another way. Other places on the route has new development, but no updates were on the app. I use the ‘walking’ feature, but the app alway maps it the on the roadways. Not safe or accurate. When will this update/upgrade will be made. It’s very frustrating when I’m try to map the miles for my walks.
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  • Maps Are Decades Old & Out of Date Aug 18, 2019

    By mhpdfp
    Maps of my area are so inaccurate I’m not always able to use the awesome Draw feature. I can’t plot an accurate path as the streets are missing. Bummer. I can use the GPS tracking feature and that’s better than the iPhone’s Health app. All said it’s a great app with old sub par maps and not worth the subscription price to me.
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  • Free version of app is horrible! Sep 9, 2018

    By olivia_is_great
    I got the free version of this app to create routes for cycling with my bike club/walking my dog and it was awful! You can only view your most recent route that you’ve made and you have to delete all others to see just one! The idea is great and I’m sure the “elite version” is amazing because until I found out I can only view my most recent route, I was loving this app. If you are willing to pay for the full version then this app is great for you but if you aren’t, steer clear of this app and don’t waste your time. Also, with the free version, once you have saved the route you can’t edit it and you have to make an entirely new one! If you are in need of an app like this and think that you would use it on a daily basis then I think you should get the full version but if you’re like me and just getting this app to try out and use rarely then definitely stay away.
    more
  • Could better or easier to use Jun 26, 2016

    By ZinzinnatiOhio
    Using this for biking I had to plot out like every 15 miles to make sure it kept on the bike trail system from Cincinnati to DC even though the trail covers about 75% of the ride. It was set to biking but loved putting me on interstates, or would just put a line through an area with nothing road or trail-like. It assumes I want to carry my bike and supplies across a river? And...where do I get the turn-by-turn directions? Looked at the Elite aspects to this and it didn't indicate it allows that feature. After getting flustered with this for 3 hours I realized Google Maps allows you to search specifically for a bike trail between two points. *sigh*
    more
  • Use only when network is avail Aug 1, 2016

    By Nobody you know 87
    Kudos for drawing routes with your finger. But Minus three stars for difficult off-line map loading. The description says you can preload maps for off-line use; however, after viewing maps at home, when I actually got in the back country with no signal the maps were gone and I was looking at a blank screen behind my GPS waypoint
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  • It didn’t take long for the app to act up! Sep 9, 2018

    By JJM🇭🇹🇺🇸4
    I was fine with creating different routes for running, but you have to pay for saving and reusing multiple routes. So I decided to share my route to my text message to my phone, but now the app keeps freezing up. I enjoy the purpose of this app which deserve a 2 star otherwise, this is a TRUE 1 STAR!
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  • Dec 19, 2020

    By Steve Jones
    Completely ignored the footpaths around me. Came up with the same route as Google Maps. Uninstall!
  • Clunky, hard to use for long distance Feb 4, 2018

    By miss.a.nyc
    The drawings don't really go where you want them to--the app has a hard time figuring out not to turn you around on bridges, for instan ce. Also if you want to go more than a very short distance you have to go through the clunky process of moving the map, pushing draw again, drawing, undoing six times until the thing reads where you want to go, then pushing done, then moving the map and repeating until your route is complete. And if you want to make a change to your route, forget it-you have to start over. It's a great idea and on its way to being something that could resolve routing without a computer handy, but honestly it's disappointing for a paid app. It works like an early beta test at best.
    more
  • Great app, but backend is falling down Jul 31, 2018

    By beamrider9
    I used to use this app daily to plan my running route, then it started having backend errors constantly when snapping to roads and sat broken for a long time. The developer updated it but whatever new mapping backend it’s using is not good. The app displays Google Maps but the backend that does the snapping to roads clearly uses a different mapping provider. Very frequently it doesn’t match the Google Maps map and makes it hard to accurately plan a route - it misses a lot of trails and does some odd things on roads. It’s often impossible to make a simple route without disabling road snapping. I’ve switched to a different route planning app without this problem and deleted Footpath.
    more
  • Don't waste your money Jul 6, 2016

    By 0615☀
    Wanted to see the distance on a few of my routes I walk or would like to try. Didn't want one of these map my run things because I don't like to have devices with me when I actually walk/run. This was very hard to use. When you tap a finish location it doesn't do anything and/or goes to the wrong place. Then tells you after 5 saved maps you have to upgrade. Ha no. I'll keep doing it the old fashioned way - drive it first.
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  • Unusable Jul 17, 2016

    By JLkzy24d5
    The maps and streets are beautiful, but it is frustrating to draw a map that I've given up on the app. I have been totally unable to draw my 1 mile route through the neighborhood streets in 2 weeks of trying. The app wants to do its own thing, mostly asking me to upgrade to the elite version. It is not intuitive or user friendly. There is no help or assistance. There are more instructions in an IKEA kit to use than this app.
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