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This week, I talked with a Facebook friend planning an American Discovery Trail adventure in a couple of months who had questions about how Hiking America works with Gaia GPS. I thought if he had questions, others may too.
An Hiking America Subscription, whether monthly or annually, includes full access to two sets of navigational tools for the American Discovery Trail.
- Turn-By-Turns and Maps with Hiker Notes downloadable in a PDF format, and
- Those same Turn-by-Turns with Hiker Notes in digital form are shared on the Gaia GPS app.
First, about Gaia GPS
The difference between Gaia GPS Free and Premium is the number of map layers you can access.
The Free version comes with Open Street Map, Gaia Topo, and a couple of other layers. The Premium version includes a mind-blowing assortment of map layers, from USGS Topo and Nat Geo Trails to Cell Coverage, Snow Cover, and even wildfire maps. It is a fantastic collection. And with the Gaia GPS Premium, you can also download the maps to your device for offline use.
It is a powerful, customizable tool that helps jumpstart planning for an American Discovery Trail adventure! This is why we have been building Hiking America exclusively for Gaia GPS.
Now about Hiking America on Gaia GPS
And the best news, Hiking America works on both – Free and Premium Gaia GPS versions!
As an Hiking America Subscriber, you will receive the Hiking America waypoints and tracks as a shared layer for use in the Gaia GPS app or on the Gaia GPS desktop. And as we add new Hiking America waypoints or track changes made, they are automatically synced to your Gaia GPS!