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onX Backcountry: Hiking Trails & GPS Navigation

onX Backcountry: Hiking Trails & GPS Navigation

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Map your next adventure with onX — the trusted GPS & hiking app.

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  • This app saved my toes! Jan 4, 2021

    By Ben Dibuz
    Tried this out when backpacking Big Bend for the first time. Ended up getting snowed into a mountaintop campsite with a historic amount of snow. This app gave us the confidence we were going the right way to return to the base when we couldn’t see any trail or tracks at all and needed to get down in time to prevent frostbite. The tracking works remarkably well and the UI is fairly intuitive. Also seeing the difficulty gradient along the trails is very useful for planning and decision making. My only suggestion would be to make it easier to access and view stats on previously tracked hikes. The only way I could find to access them was by tapping on the path on the map, but sometimes I had hiked the same segment many times making this an imprecise way to find precious data.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Sparrow Goodfellow
    Makes you create account before disclosure of price. 30$ a year. I hate apps that are not up front and make you jump through hoops before disclosure. I had to find out by going to website. Frustrating
  • Best App, But Needs More Development. Apr 17, 2021

    By Navy Nate
    Love this app for setting waypoints and making my own hike I can enjoy. In California, knowing property boundaries are as important as the hike itself. There needs to be more preset hikes or the app needs to be more intuitive so that searching for hikes when not on my home area is not cumbersome. Overall, this app can and I think will be better than other hiking apps out there. If it expands its preset hikes on the app and makes it easier to find a more diverse array of hikes, then it will be the best app offered!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Clinton Pederson
    I hike every week year round and found this is the best app for trails that most others don't have. They asked if there's any thing they could do to make it better. I told them, they did it. What a great company, sorry there's only 5vstars
  • May 2, 2021

    By Claude Potts
    I'm giving it 4 stars only because I have yet to try others. Used it on my phone for an ATV ride the other weekend and it did a great job of tracking. Just getting started into this.
  • Kinda brutal to use Apr 22, 2021

    By Riley Kraus
    I don’t seem to be finding much when trying to finding lines with this service. When switching from trail to snow mode and then selecting my activity, backcountry trail maps only show up sometimes. Plus, there’s a very limited amount of trails actually there. I’ve found better luck using Powder Project’s website when trying to find skin-tracks. Not a bad app, just very difficult to use snow mode. If there could be a wider selection of trails for backcountry skiers would be a great app. And a mode to hide all the hiking trails. Don’t really need them when everything’s covered in snow and I’m trying to find skin-tracks.
  • May 2, 2021

    By Boogie Brew
    By far the best mapping and exploration app out there. Well worth the premium account / paid access version.
  • Solid Tool and Easy To Use Apr 11, 2021

    By agtm1
    I’ve been using the app for about three months now and can say that it’s a true tool for backcountry hikes. There are a lot of places in the PNW that I hike that don’t have cell signal so the offline map feature come la in clutch. I also really like the waypoint feature as a photographer so I can make spots I want to come back to with different equipment.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Mr Pin
    I've been in the area of Corning, California for over 20 years now. I've done a lot of hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. At the present time I have a Motorola One Zoom with a Step Tracker app equipped with GPS. These two apps together are working perfectly. I definitely recommend using them both. Using other apps like Google Maps and Google Earth is also a big plus.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By GrayGhost Hawk
    So far I like this app. I work outside for half the year. I expect it will be helpful as I need to access remote trails. I look forward to using it offline. It has some functions that are not on my other map apps that I trust will be useful.
  • This app saved my toes! Jan 4, 2021

    By Ben Dibuz
    Tried this out when backpacking Big Bend for the first time. Ended up getting snowed into a mountaintop campsite with a historic amount of snow. This app gave us the confidence we were going the right way to return to the base when we couldn’t see any trail or tracks at all and needed to get down in time to prevent frostbite. The tracking works remarkably well and the UI is fairly intuitive. Also seeing the difficulty gradient along the trails is very useful for planning and decision making. My only suggestion would be to make it easier to access and view stats on previously tracked hikes. The only way I could find to access them was by tapping on the path on the map, but sometimes I had hiked the same segment many times making this an imprecise way to find precious data.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Sparrow Goodfellow
    Makes you create account before disclosure of price. 30$ a year. I hate apps that are not up front and make you jump through hoops before disclosure. I had to find out by going to website. Frustrating
  • Best App, But Needs More Development. Apr 17, 2021

    By Navy Nate
    Love this app for setting waypoints and making my own hike I can enjoy. In California, knowing property boundaries are as important as the hike itself. There needs to be more preset hikes or the app needs to be more intuitive so that searching for hikes when not on my home area is not cumbersome. Overall, this app can and I think will be better than other hiking apps out there. If it expands its preset hikes on the app and makes it easier to find a more diverse array of hikes, then it will be the best app offered!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Clinton Pederson
    I hike every week year round and found this is the best app for trails that most others don't have. They asked if there's any thing they could do to make it better. I told them, they did it. What a great company, sorry there's only 5vstars
  • May 2, 2021

    By Claude Potts
    I'm giving it 4 stars only because I have yet to try others. Used it on my phone for an ATV ride the other weekend and it did a great job of tracking. Just getting started into this.
  • Kinda brutal to use Apr 22, 2021

    By Riley Kraus
    I don’t seem to be finding much when trying to finding lines with this service. When switching from trail to snow mode and then selecting my activity, backcountry trail maps only show up sometimes. Plus, there’s a very limited amount of trails actually there. I’ve found better luck using Powder Project’s website when trying to find skin-tracks. Not a bad app, just very difficult to use snow mode. If there could be a wider selection of trails for backcountry skiers would be a great app. And a mode to hide all the hiking trails. Don’t really need them when everything’s covered in snow and I’m trying to find skin-tracks.
  • May 2, 2021

    By Boogie Brew
    By far the best mapping and exploration app out there. Well worth the premium account / paid access version.
  • Solid Tool and Easy To Use Apr 11, 2021

    By agtm1
    I’ve been using the app for about three months now and can say that it’s a true tool for backcountry hikes. There are a lot of places in the PNW that I hike that don’t have cell signal so the offline map feature come la in clutch. I also really like the waypoint feature as a photographer so I can make spots I want to come back to with different equipment.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Mr Pin
    I've been in the area of Corning, California for over 20 years now. I've done a lot of hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. At the present time I have a Motorola One Zoom with a Step Tracker app equipped with GPS. These two apps together are working perfectly. I definitely recommend using them both. Using other apps like Google Maps and Google Earth is also a big plus.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By GrayGhost Hawk
    So far I like this app. I work outside for half the year. I expect it will be helpful as I need to access remote trails. I look forward to using it offline. It has some functions that are not on my other map apps that I trust will be useful.
  • Cluttered and clunky maps May 4, 2021

    By Cal Vike
    Way too many layers on the map with no intuitive, easy way to turn off the layers. If there is a way to turn off the layers, I haven’t found it. I don’t need to see bulky, thick blue lines all over the map, and trails with multi colored lines overlaid on them. And if you tap for a waypoint, but decide you don’t want it or need to move it, it appears you have to save it first and then delete it. You should be able to just it cancel or ‘X’ out of it. This app is trying to put way too many features into one experience. Too clunky and map is so littered with overlay debris that it’s pretty much useless as a… map.
  • No way to try out snow mode Mar 4, 2021

    By Okamiiii
    No snow mode? The whole reason I tried this app out was to see what the snow mode was like, but it doesn’t appear to be there unless I pay. Can’t pay if I don’t have a chance to try it out and see if I like it. Otherwise this is just another map app (a nice one, but not worth paying for unless I can see the snow mode).
  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Daniel Lazenby
    Used this to replan a previously taken trip. It's a good start. Needs work. onX Backcountry is sluggish and slower to respond than either onX Hunt or Offroad apps on same device. There's no legend for coloration of roads and trails. There's little differentiation between trails and MVUM roads (see Smith Fork and Greys River/Labarge area). There are times when the same waypoint symbol is used twice with different truncated labels (see trailer symbol). Can't expand them. No layer control.
  • The price for this app is overly ambitious. Apr 16, 2021

    By Happyhiker61
    One thing is for sure: the emphasis for creating this app was not out of any sense of altruism, but solely to rake in the bucks. Why pay $40 per year when I can buy a fully equipped, stand alone unit at Cabelas for $99? Let me know when you’ve reduced your yearly fees and/or offer a fair, one time price.
  • Not worth it Apr 26, 2021

    By Sj01221
    There are so many other apps that function better without a price tag to start. 5 min of use and I found this app didn’t compare to AllTrails or the outbound. Recommend that the developer removes the 7 day trial and builds up the app before charging.
  • The same Jan 13, 2021

    By Desert traveler
    No real difference then the other two onx apps very limited in maps and features compared to other gps apps.
  • BETA version - bad use of layers , no controls Dec 22, 2020

    By jamesm925
    caltopo is superior. this app seems to have slope angle shading enabled by default, with no way to turn it off. it clutters the maps and makes them hard to read. it lacks basic functionality like checking elevation by pointing the crosshairs, lacks easy distance measuring. google earth has way more features than this app. it’s def not rdy for prime time.
  • Clunky UX Apr 16, 2021

    By CascadeHikingGuy
    Hard to navigate, use, and heavy at 142mb comparing to other outdoor apps and pricing. Best to Google top outdoor apps and try one from the list.
  • No Sign In with Apple Feb 25, 2021

    By rentonjd
    I have a subscription in onX off-road but I used my Apple ID to sign up. onX Backcountry doesn’t allow you in sign in with your Apple ID.
  • Help Mar 28, 2021

    By A PERSON TYPING
    How do you contact anyone to cancel free trial? No one will answer

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  • This app saved my toes! Jan 4, 2021

    By Ben Dibuz
    Tried this out when backpacking Big Bend for the first time. Ended up getting snowed into a mountaintop campsite with a historic amount of snow. This app gave us the confidence we were going the right way to return to the base when we couldn’t see any trail or tracks at all and needed to get down in time to prevent frostbite. The tracking works remarkably well and the UI is fairly intuitive. Also seeing the difficulty gradient along the trails is very useful for planning and decision making. My only suggestion would be to make it easier to access and view stats on previously tracked hikes. The only way I could find to access them was by tapping on the path on the map, but sometimes I had hiked the same segment many times making this an imprecise way to find precious data.
  • Best App, But Needs More Development. Apr 17, 2021

    By Navy Nate
    Love this app for setting waypoints and making my own hike I can enjoy. In California, knowing property boundaries are as important as the hike itself. There needs to be more preset hikes or the app needs to be more intuitive so that searching for hikes when not on my home area is not cumbersome. Overall, this app can and I think will be better than other hiking apps out there. If it expands its preset hikes on the app and makes it easier to find a more diverse array of hikes, then it will be the best app offered!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Clinton Pederson
    I hike every week year round and found this is the best app for trails that most others don't have. They asked if there's any thing they could do to make it better. I told them, they did it. What a great company, sorry there's only 5vstars
  • May 2, 2021

    By Boogie Brew
    By far the best mapping and exploration app out there. Well worth the premium account / paid access version.
  • Solid Tool and Easy To Use Apr 11, 2021

    By agtm1
    I’ve been using the app for about three months now and can say that it’s a true tool for backcountry hikes. There are a lot of places in the PNW that I hike that don’t have cell signal so the offline map feature come la in clutch. I also really like the waypoint feature as a photographer so I can make spots I want to come back to with different equipment.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Mr Pin
    I've been in the area of Corning, California for over 20 years now. I've done a lot of hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. At the present time I have a Motorola One Zoom with a Step Tracker app equipped with GPS. These two apps together are working perfectly. I definitely recommend using them both. Using other apps like Google Maps and Google Earth is also a big plus.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By GrayGhost Hawk
    So far I like this app. I work outside for half the year. I expect it will be helpful as I need to access remote trails. I look forward to using it offline. It has some functions that are not on my other map apps that I trust will be useful.
  • The best app I’ve found so far Apr 13, 2021

    By Molly I.
    Seriously, this is the most intuitive hiking/outdoors app I’ve found (and I’ve tried them all). All the information you need to plan a hike or long trail run is there, and the offline maps are actually reliable! Can’t wait to see what OnX has in store for the future.
  • Best tool for Outdoor enthusiasts!! Dec 12, 2020

    By Spidermansgf
    Whether you are planning a snow show adventure, looking for local hot springs, or renting a lookout tower for a night, this app will not only lead you in the right direction, but it will tell what weather to expect and show you all the details you might need to start your adventure. I highly recommend it!
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Karen Schumacher
    Have used the tracking feature the most. Invaluable when on the trail, esp one not well marked or maintained. Has saved me from getting lost numerous times!
  • May 2, 2021

    By Claude Potts
    I'm giving it 4 stars only because I have yet to try others. Used it on my phone for an ATV ride the other weekend and it did a great job of tracking. Just getting started into this.
  • Feb 25, 2021

    By karoline spengler-moore
    Pretty good, I like checking out trails in new areas since we move every 2 weeks with our RV. It is not perfect: I have found trails/dirt roads marked in the AZ desert, that are no longer there, but it is the best app I have found so far for my 8-12 mile walks and hikes....
  • Useful! Mar 17, 2021

    By B577953885
    Great for finding BLM and other public lands. Some oddities with the UI and trying to maximize viewing space without wiping away the info you had pulled up. I think they say it’s beta still and that seems about right. No issues with crashes or anything though.
  • Dec 23, 2020

    By Kyle Trebotich
    Comparing this to AllTrails. I prefer the clean UI of OnX to AllTrails. It's easier to read. Where it loses out to AllTrails is it's user base. Trip reports are valuable. Not sure if OnX plans for this. If so, OnX is new to hiking maps, so imagine it will take some time to get this data I prefer planning on physical maps (I use CarinCarto for western MT) as generally there is more detail. But OnX beats AllTrails on trail detail. OnX can beat AllTrails by putting layers in like previous burns.
  • Dec 29, 2020

    By Ernie Warzyca
    Has everything that my other favorite app has with much more and ease of use is so much better. I still have questions and some additions that I would like added. But I'm hopeful that they will at least look at my suggestions/ opinions. Great app
  • Looks good but haven’t used it in a real world application Dec 15, 2020

    By Jratski
    Lots of interesting options. Special places, trails and even weather info with cell service
  • Great app. Easy to use May 5, 2021

    By wolfmansbro
    Enjoy using app. Has excellent reference tools and layers to know if you are hiking on public or private land.
  • Mount Tamalpais Feb 28, 2021

    By Tawill511
    Great app but in the Mount Tam area some trails intersect with fire roads and I have noticed some slight discrepancies when covering those fire roads.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Sparrow Goodfellow
    Makes you create account before disclosure of price. 30$ a year. I hate apps that are not up front and make you jump through hoops before disclosure. I had to find out by going to website. Frustrating
  • Kinda brutal to use Apr 22, 2021

    By Riley Kraus
    I don’t seem to be finding much when trying to finding lines with this service. When switching from trail to snow mode and then selecting my activity, backcountry trail maps only show up sometimes. Plus, there’s a very limited amount of trails actually there. I’ve found better luck using Powder Project’s website when trying to find skin-tracks. Not a bad app, just very difficult to use snow mode. If there could be a wider selection of trails for backcountry skiers would be a great app. And a mode to hide all the hiking trails. Don’t really need them when everything’s covered in snow and I’m trying to find skin-tracks.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Bonnie James
    I am having issues with it discovering trails around my spot.
  • Feb 3, 2021

    By Debra Dean
    No property lines? I previously used OnX hunt to navigate on my property after a family member's recommendation, but as I'm more of a hiker than a hunter I thought this app might be better. Unfortunately, the property lines aren't an option on this app. It would be great if that could be added as an option.
  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Shannon
    On my first trial use of these maps, there's an entire campground mislocated and no way to report it. Use of maps like this will get you lost.
  • Good but unrefined Apr 11, 2021

    By NickyHope
    Cluttered UI and awkward to use but looks good and full of features
  • No way to try out snow mode Mar 4, 2021

    By Okamiiii
    No snow mode? The whole reason I tried this app out was to see what the snow mode was like, but it doesn’t appear to be there unless I pay. Can’t pay if I don’t have a chance to try it out and see if I like it. Otherwise this is just another map app (a nice one, but not worth paying for unless I can see the snow mode).
  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Daniel Lazenby
    Used this to replan a previously taken trip. It's a good start. Needs work. onX Backcountry is sluggish and slower to respond than either onX Hunt or Offroad apps on same device. There's no legend for coloration of roads and trails. There's little differentiation between trails and MVUM roads (see Smith Fork and Greys River/Labarge area). There are times when the same waypoint symbol is used twice with different truncated labels (see trailer symbol). Can't expand them. No layer control.
  • Clunky UX Apr 16, 2021

    By CascadeHikingGuy
    Hard to navigate, use, and heavy at 142mb comparing to other outdoor apps and pricing. Best to Google top outdoor apps and try one from the list.
  • Cluttered and clunky maps May 4, 2021

    By Cal Vike
    Way too many layers on the map with no intuitive, easy way to turn off the layers. If there is a way to turn off the layers, I haven’t found it. I don’t need to see bulky, thick blue lines all over the map, and trails with multi colored lines overlaid on them. And if you tap for a waypoint, but decide you don’t want it or need to move it, it appears you have to save it first and then delete it. You should be able to just it cancel or ‘X’ out of it. This app is trying to put way too many features into one experience. Too clunky and map is so littered with overlay debris that it’s pretty much useless as a… map.
  • The price for this app is overly ambitious. Apr 16, 2021

    By Happyhiker61
    One thing is for sure: the emphasis for creating this app was not out of any sense of altruism, but solely to rake in the bucks. Why pay $40 per year when I can buy a fully equipped, stand alone unit at Cabelas for $99? Let me know when you’ve reduced your yearly fees and/or offer a fair, one time price.
  • Not worth it Apr 26, 2021

    By Sj01221
    There are so many other apps that function better without a price tag to start. 5 min of use and I found this app didn’t compare to AllTrails or the outbound. Recommend that the developer removes the 7 day trial and builds up the app before charging.
  • The same Jan 13, 2021

    By Desert traveler
    No real difference then the other two onx apps very limited in maps and features compared to other gps apps.
  • BETA version - bad use of layers , no controls Dec 22, 2020

    By jamesm925
    caltopo is superior. this app seems to have slope angle shading enabled by default, with no way to turn it off. it clutters the maps and makes them hard to read. it lacks basic functionality like checking elevation by pointing the crosshairs, lacks easy distance measuring. google earth has way more features than this app. it’s def not rdy for prime time.
  • No Sign In with Apple Feb 25, 2021

    By rentonjd
    I have a subscription in onX off-road but I used my Apple ID to sign up. onX Backcountry doesn’t allow you in sign in with your Apple ID.
  • Help Mar 28, 2021

    By A PERSON TYPING
    How do you contact anyone to cancel free trial? No one will answer

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