Mobile: About TrailSmart

TrailSmart: Great Trails of the World

The indispensible resource for hikers and cyclists

TrailSmart: Great Trails of the World is a comprehensive, incredibly handy mobile app providing in-depth coverage of some of our favourite long-distance hiking / cycling trails. It is the successor to our popular TrekRight apps. It is currently available for iPhone and iPad. The Android version is being worked on now.

TrailSmart includes an in-depth reference ‘Trekopedia’ (communities, accommodations, attractions, services, points of interest, etc.), supports highly customizable routes, interactive maps (including detailed offline maps), directions and section-by-section guide, elevation profile charts, dynamic trip stats for your current section, stage, and route, an intelligent compass that shows the right direction based on your current location and chosen route, and more.

We’re covering a growing collection of trails. Our current coverage includes:

  • Camino de Santiago (including the Francés, Primitivo, Portugués, and Finisterre).
  • Cotswold Way (UK)
  • Hadrian’s Wall Path (UK)
  • Great Ocean Walk (Australia)
  • Lycian Way (Turkey)
  • Valleys, Trails & Churches of Cappadocia (Turkey)

More coming soon. Got a request? Let us know!

The Right Information, When You Need it

TrailSmart provides you with information tailored to your current location. If you are approaching a town, TrailSmart will tell you how far you still have to go, what attractions are available around you, where you can find a water fountain, options for where to stay the night, and clear, detailed directions. You can easily see what things you flagged as interesting, which things you added notes to, and which you marked as favourites. It’s real-time information that keeps you completely on top of things.

In-depth Reference Information

TrailSmart’s trail ‘Trekopedia’ is packed with extensive interactive reference information. Everything can be searched and filtered, viewed on a map, notes can be added (anything from a simple reservation number to a copy-and-pasted blurb from a website), and more. It’s handy information (literally) at your fingertips.

Interactive Offline & Online Maps

Powerful, flexible map built on top of our high-quality mapping engine, with full support for detailed offline map imagery. Displays your current location on your selected route along with pins showing all the locations included in the Trekopedia (just touch a pin to open its related Trekopedia entry). Our offline maps means you don’t require Internet access to use the mapping functionality. Google Maps are also available for when you have an Internet connection. Easily filter and do searches. Scroll, Powerful, flexible maps that display your current location on your route along with pins showing all the locations included in the Trekopedia (just touch a pin to open its related Trekopedia entry). Filter and do searches. Detailed, high-quality offline maps are also available via in-app purchase, so you have full access to maps even without an Internet connection. When you do have an Internet connection, great online maps are also available. It completely transforms how you ‘see’ your surroundings on the trail.

Intelligent Compass

Just follow the yellow arrow! TrailSmart’s intelligent compass points you in the right direction based on your current location and your selected route, and updates dynamically as you move. It takes into consideration all the twists and turns in your route and can even point you back in the right direction when off-route exploring towns. Never get lost again!

Pre-Departure Planning & Preparation

TrailSmart makes it easy to plan your route (including configuring the sections you want to follow), organize it into stages, and review distances and elevations (including a handy interactive Elevation Profile Chart). Review and rank accommodation, flag locations of interest as ‘favourites’, add your own notes, and more. Be prepared!

Up-To-Date Content

TrailSmart’s content is regularly updated and expanded based on the latest information available to us. You can check for content updates (including entirely new trail datasets) directly inside TrailSmart and download content whenever it is convenient for you (even on the trail), without having to connect to the App Store. Always be up to date!

No Internet Connection Required

All of TrailSmart’s content is stored directly on your phone, including our detailed offline maps (once initially downloaded). No Internet connection is required unless you want to use Google’s online maps.

Questions? Suggestions? Feedback? Just Bored?

If you have questions, suggestions, or feedback about TrailSmart, we’d love to hear from you!