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5 Apps To Download Before Your Next Hike

Good news: Four out of five are free!

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First Aid

Stay safe hiking with the official First-Aid by the Canadian Red Cross app. It features simple step-by-step instructions so that you can perform everyday first-aid scenarios with confidence. (Related: Make sure to bring these first-aid essentials on your next hike.)

Cost: Free

Download on Apple and Google Play

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Spyglass

If you’re the type of hiker who likes to get off the beaten track, Spyglass is a must-have. This GPS tool kit is the most advanced and accurate digital compass on the market, making it an essential app for adventurous explorers.

Cost: $8.50

Download on Apple

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AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run

Whether you’re hiking at home or abroad, download this app for access to more than 100,000 trails around the world. Trails are categorized with filters like difficulty level or dog and kid-friendly trails, making it easy to find the perfect hike. (Related: These hiking tips will make your next adventure that much easier.)

Cost: Free

Download on Apple and Google Play

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Yonder

Share your hiking adventures with fellow outdoor lovers by posting geo-located photos and videos around the world. The Yonder database also features hiking spots, making it easy to find your next trail.

Cost: Free

Download on Apple

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Geocaching

Take part in the trending international treasure hunt with this helpful app. You’ll have access to GPS coordinates for millions of containers called geocaches in Canada and around the world.

Cost: Free

Download on Apple and Google Play

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