New! Add posts with your Google account, and share them with other app users. Just create your first post when you have an Internet connection, so that we can connect to your Google account. After that, create posts from anywhere in Zion, even without an Internet connection. Your posts are tagged with your location, and can be viewed on either our built-in map, or the free, downloadable Topo map.
This handy guide contains descriptions and trail maps for over 30 National Park Service trails in Zion National Park! The maps and route information are included with the app download. After that, no Internet connection is required to use them.
If you enable your GPS, you can see exactly where you are on a trail.
Immediate Map Access
Unlike other apps, our offline map is installed with your app download. Once you download Zion National Park Trails, no further cell phone connection is needed to use our map. As long as you have a GPS signal, you can see where you are in the park, from anyplace in Zion. If you can get a GPS signal, you will know where you are!
Our offline map is very handy because once you leave the area of the Visitor Center and campgrounds, cell phone signals become weak or nonexistent. Plus, there is never a data charge for using our offline map.
Other apps claim not to need WiFi or Internet access for the map. But in fact until the entire map is accessed and zoomed at multiple levels, these apps definitely need Internet access. Not so with the American Outback app: once you install Zion National Park Trails, the basic trails map is instantly available.
FREE USGS Topographic Terrain Map Download
If you are a hiker then you know the value of the US Geological Survey topo maps. Now you can carry them with you, in your device, and at no cost to you! That's right, Zion Trails includes a free, optional download* of a USGS topo map of Zion National Park. When overlaid with the trail routes in our app, you have a terrain-accurate trail guide, plus your current location displayed on it, without the need for any sort of cell phone or Internet connection. Magnificent!
Post your Content
Everyone likes to share their photos and advice about their adventures on Zion trails. Now we make it easy to do this -- anywhere in the park, even without a cell phone connection. The content you post also is shareable on the Web through our mobile-aware community site.
Differences from our full Zion National Park app
This free Zion National Park Trails app only contains National Park Service charted trails. It does not contain "unofficial" trails, such as Menu Falls, Lower Pine Creek, and so on. These are only available from the full Zion National Park app.
The trail routes in the full app, which include GPS guides to the trailheads, multiple photographs and descriptions from actual trail visits, are not included in this trails-only app. This includes Virgin Narrows, East Mesa Trail, Taylor Creek Trail, and several hikes off the shuttle stops on Canyon Drive.
Additionally, none of the GPS Drive Guides included in the full app are available from this app. This includes the East Zion scenic drive, the South Zion entrance drive, Kolob Canyons, and Canyon Drive.
The full Zion National Park app also contains information about places outside of the park, such as Grafton Ghost town, and places in the nearby town of Springdale.
* USGS topo map is about 250 megabytes. We recommend downloading this over a WiFi connection. If the download fails, uninstall and reinstall the app, then try again!
May 27, 2014. 1.2.7. BootLauncher crash fix.
May 26, 2014. Please UNINSTALL any existing version before installing this one.
Use your Google account to easily add posts. Improved UI for larger phones. Fixed a map crash.