Staff Picks 2024 Series: Best Hiking Apps

By: Grace Park

Grace Park is Mountain Travel Sobek's Marketing Coordinator. Her recent travels have taken her to Korea, Israel and Cambodia, where she helped teach Cambodian high school students as part of an international mission. Grace enjoys drinking boba & coffee, eating good food, hosting people at her home, playing board games, and trying out new cafes!

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March 26, 2024 | Adventure Experts, Pro Tips

Getting ready for your next journey? Mountain Travel Sobek staff have shared their favorite active apps!

Explore our Staff’s Choices for the Best Hiking Apps!


  1. AllTrails
  2. Strava
  3. The Conqueror
  4. Garmin Instinct

Best Hiking Apps

1. AllTrails (Android, iOS) – Hiking & Biking

All Trails is an iOS app for hiking, biking, and backpacking

See on Apple Store

“The AllTrails app provides outdoor enthusiasts with a comprehensive platform to discover, plan, and navigate various hiking and biking trails worldwide. With user-generated reviews, detailed trail maps, and offline access, it’s a handy tool for adventurers seeking new experiences in nature.” – Heather H. MT Sobek Director of Marketing

2. Strava (Android, Apple, iOS) – All kinds of exercise

Strava App is an active ios app for all kinds of exercise

See on Apple Store

“I always record my outdoor activities on Strava, so that I have accurate (satellite) information regarding my distance, speed, elevation changes, activity map, and more. I like to add photos to each of my activities so that I can refer back to them and motivate for future explorations!” – Tara B. MT Sobek Trip Consultant

3. Garmin Instinct Connect (Apple, iOS, or Android) – All kinds of exercise

Garmin Instinct Connect is an app that works as a GPS tracking system

See on the Garmin Watch Website

“The Garmin Instinct Watch is a great option for staying connected while exploring with a GPS to map, track and sync adventures for the rugged and rough traveler.” – Jen K. MT Sobek Custom Trip Operations

4. The Conqueror, a fitness challenge app (Apple, iOS) – Hiking, Swimming & Cycling

The Conqueror is an ios app that helps with hiking, swimming, and cycling needs

See on Apple Store

“I love The Conqueror app because it game-changes for staying active. It gamifies exercise and walking into this fun adventure where I can track my progress through virtual scenarios like scaling Mt Everest. This app allows me to replicate my walking to Frodo and Sam’s trek to Mt Doom (from The Lord of the Rings), and you get medals for reaching different milestones along the way!” – Grace P. MT Sobek Marketing Coordinator

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