Footpath Route Planner

Frequently asked questions

How do I create a route?

There are multiple ways to create your perfect route in Footpath:


What can I do once I’ve created a route?

Once you save your route, you’ll be able to:

With Footpath Elite, you’ll be able to:

Does the app work offline?

Yes! The app is designed to work offline, allowing you to navigate your saved routes with turn-by-turn audio and even plan new routes if you’re out of cell service or in airplane mode.

Any maps you view will be temporarily cached in case you lose cell service, or you can upgrade to Footpath Elite to permanently download offline maps for any of your routes.

Some aspects of route planning, such as snap-to-roads, loading elevation profiles, and loading turn cues currently require an internet connection, but you can always disable snap-to-roads to plan a basic route while offline.

Where do you have map coverage?

Our Footpath maps have coverage for the entire world, where roads and trails have been mapped by OpenStreetMap.

See something missing? Learn how to contribute to OpenStreetMap and you’ll be able to get updates within the app on a periodically.

We also have premium topo map coverage for the following countries with an upgrade to Footpath Elite:

What’s included with Footpath Elite?

Footpath Elite offers premium features for adventurous athletes:

Footpath is available as a monthly or yearly subscription, or you can buy passes one route at a time.

We offer a 7 day free trial to all of the features in Footpath Elite, and you can cancel the free trial any time before it renews into a subscription.

What happens after my subscription or trial expires?

You will no longer be able to use turn-by-turn navigation, view premium topo maps, download offline maps, export your routes, or access any of the other Elite features.

Any offline maps that you have already downloaded will remain on your device until you remove them.

Any routes you saved during the subscription period will remain unlocked after your subscription expires. This does not apply for the free trial.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription that was purchased through iTunes by clicking on this link on your phone and turning off auto-renewal at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Footpath Elite will continue to remain active until the end of your subscription period, so you can cancel any time before renewal.

Not a fan of subscriptions? You can unlock Footpath Elite on a route-by-route basis for a small fee.

Do you have non-subscription options? What is a “Single Route Pass”?

A Single Route Pass lets you unlock Footpath Elite features, including turn-by-turn navigation, offline map downloads, premium maps, and GPX exports for a single saved route. You can purchase this for as many routes as you need, and these features will remain available for as long ask you keep the saved route.

You can remove and re-download offline maps for your purchased route at any time.

These are perfect if you just need Footpath Elite for that occasional trip.

Do you have an Android app?

Not yet! We are planning to release an Android app later this year.

How do I contact you with questions or suggestions?

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