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About Natural Atlas

Explore nature in a new way with the ultimate field guide and recorder. Navigate with super-detailed original maps, discover local plants and animals, and build an atlas of your journeys and memories.

If you’re into hiking and nature, Natural Atlas is for you. Filled with practical tools for the hiker, as well as all sorts of inspiring context about the environment you are standing – Natural Atlas is designed to help everyone discover more when out on the trail.


Natural Atlas maps are crafted in-house, packed with detail, designed to awaken a spirit of discovery – all available offline.

– 11,000+ Campgrounds
– 359,000+ mi of Trails
– 46,600+ mi of Historic Routes
– 23,000+ Boat Ramps
– Emphasis on Natural Features (Geysers, Hot Springs, Sequoias, etc)


A field guide of the future that adapts to where you're standing using GPS

– Local Plants, Animals, and Fungi
– Local Geology
– Local Tides / River Levels
– Fish Species by Waterbody


Record Memories & Contribute To Something Bigger In The Process

– Track your path on the map
– Keep track of stats like elevation & distance
– Search for Interesting Details: keep an eye out for things that catch your interest or that you haven’t come across before
– Take Field Notes: snap a photo to save your finding to your catalog of discoveries
– Classify Your Findings: organize your notes by choosing a classification from Natural Atlas’ taxonomy of nature
– Help Build A Better Understanding of Nature: your field notes help map the biodiversity of your ecosystem, improve species suggestions, and improve range maps


All of your recorded trips and field notes funnel into a rich profile of your times outside that you can look back on and share with friends.

– Notes Organized by Classification
– Customizable Cover Photos
– Ecoregions Explored Map
– Photo Gallery
– Save Places You’ve Been or Want to Visit


Upgrade to Natural Atlas Plus (billed yearly) to get the complete Natural Atlas experience. It includes everything you need to navigate and discover while on your next trip outdoors.

– Download Offline Maps
– Measure Routes (Determine distances, snapped to trails and roads on the map)
– Access Premium Maps (USA only)
+ Public Lands Map (based off BLM SMA data) – Shows FS (including inholdings), BLM, NPS, BIA, Bureau of Reclamation, State, and Private - Designed for the Western USA
+ Geology Map – shows geologic formations, faults, and folds
+ Satellite Map – see features of the topo overlaid on top of aerial imagery
– Generate PDF Maps and print from home
– Unlock all Local Flora and Fauna and download for offline use
– Sunrise, Sunset, Golden Hour Times, Moon Illumination Info
– Private Notes & Trips: Want to note a fishing hole but not publicize it? Mark it as private to make it for your eyes only
– Download GPX Files
– Interactive Range Maps
– Check Latest Tides & River Levels

You can manage your subscription through the Google Play app:

Subscriptions auto-renew unless turned off at least 24hrs before the end of the current period. Your Google Play account will be charged for renewal within 24hrs prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal


Your recorded trips and notes automatically sync to your Natural Atlas account, available online at Review & share your trips online with friends, family, and the Natural Atlas community


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[Battery Life] We do everything we can to make the app low power when recording, but GPS is notorious for reducing battery life

[Sensitive Places] Notes of certain sensitive topics like petroglyphs are private by default whether you’ve upgraded to Plus or not

Privacy Policy:

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Beautiful maps! When I first heard of Natural Atlas a few months ago, I was blown away by the maps- they are as close to National Geographic quality that I have found on a digital map. However, they did not ...
David Boschwitz
Best outdoors app for hiking/exploring. Lot of data but very easy/intuitive to navigate; This app has been on iOS exclusively until now, I've tried pretty much every android alternative and have always been ...
Lewis B