Guthook's TRT Guide

Guthook's TRT Guide

By Guthook Hikes, LLC

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-09-26
  • Current Version: 6.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 16.02 MB
  • Developer: Guthook Hikes, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings


Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker is a smartphone guide for your hike or mountain bike ride on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker use a combination of your phone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Apple Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. No phone service? Not a problem -- your phone's GPS pinpoints your location on top of topo maps downloaded as part of the app. The trail is color coded according to allowed use for hikers, horses and bikers. An elevation profile of the Tahoe Rim Trail is displayed in the Profile tab of the app. It shows you the elevation of the trail plotted against distance along with your current location on the trail. Over 500 waypoints along the 173-mile Tahoe Rim Trail are displayed both on the map and in the "Guide" tab of the app. (The free demo has 56 waypoints along 20.3 miles.) A Trail Register allows you to post comments about any waypoint and view other hikers' comments. This feature can be helpful, for instance, to obtain information about upcoming water sources. The types of waypoints in the full version of the app include: -->Trailheads and parking information -->Water sources (including the reliability of each water source) -->Tenting sites/camping sites -->Lake Tahoe views and other views -->Trail junctions -->Picnic areas, campgrounds -->Paved and dirt roads -->Other Landmarks -->Privies/restrooms -->Restaurants, stores, lodging There are also markers on the map every mile of the trail track. Clicking on a waypoint on either the Map or in the Guide opens a detail page for the waypoint, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, photographs of the waypoint, distance to the next reliable water source, a Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike. About the Tahoe Rim Trail: The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 173-mile trail that circles beautiful Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The trail passes through California (113.5 miles) and Nevada (59.5 miles). 50 miles of the trail overlap the Pacific Crest Trail and 31 miles overlap the Tahoe-Yosemite Trail. The trail is broken into 8 sections, ranging from 17 miles to 32 miles each. Many hikers complete the entire Tahoe Rim Trail all at once while others complete the trail section by section. Countless others enjoy day-hiking and mountain biking the trail. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Lots of GREAT info, one major flaw

    By NinerK
    It's great to drop pins and get total mileage for a selected trip, however, so far I don't see mileage between any given pin. This is especially annoying because when you click on the pin for more details it lists "miles to next waypoint, miles to next water, miles to next campsite" etc. Everything except "miles to next pin". I don't get the point of dropping pins if you can't track mileage, ascent/descent between pins. Also, once I drop the pins on the route and save the route; the pins disappear???? Ugh, no email link to get these questions answered.
  • One flaw

    By kandelin16578812
    I love this app. It's very informative and a great guide, regardless of ones familiarity with the area. I do wish you could change the starting point of the loop. The way it's currently set up the mileage starts from Tahoe city. I'm planning on doing the entire loop this summer, and am starting from kingsbury south. That means that any locations with mileage references are all relative to Tahoe city. However, overall this app is a great resource.
  • Most Comprehensive out there

    By Chef Lorenzo
    Well thought out, and the most comprehensive app on the TRT available. Soliciting user input on the app itself, gives the most up-to-date information on the trail. A "must have" app four through hikes and segment hiking of the TRT.
  • Great Idea...

    By Zgggy
    Wonderful concept - needs a bit of time to find its place, but really AMAZING idea! Excited to see if it lives up to the potential. Please start mapping more hikes! Such a wonderful adventure guide!