The iPhone has been out for several years now, there are more cycling and mountain biking apps than ever before, ranging from simple social and goal-tracking apps to those used for navigation while out on the trails. For some, you need to have your iPhone strapped to your handlebars in order to be able to see it properly. For others, you can keep the phone in your pocket. Here's our list of the best iPhone apps for mountain biking.
The best iPhone apps for mountain biking
9 Apr 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Komoot is the perfect cycling, MTB adventures and hiking planner, and an offline guide along every trail, track, road or path. Get your first region for free, browse the Komoot community’s favourite places and share your routes to become a local Expert or Pioneer.
- Planner for your hiking, mountain biking or road cycling
- Voice navigation
- Offline maps for outdoor adventures
- Seamless sync across every device (smartphone, desktop, Apple watch, iPad, Garmin, Wahoo)
iBiker is the ultimate in cycling apps. It will track your route, heart rate, speed, time, duration, and more. It works for both street cycling and mountain biking, indoor and out. You can plan your outdoor rides with GPS and compare your results over time. The app offers voice feedback, in-workout pictures, online workout access features, and splits, you won't need another app. You can integrate iBiker with pedometers like Misfit Shine, Fitbit, and Jawbone UP to monitor your sleep, total daily activity, and other metrics in addition to a more accurate calorie burn rate. If you like, you can share your charts, maps, and results on Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.
- Track your routes, distance, calories burned, and more
- Plan your routes with GPS
- Sync data to multiple devices
- Integrates with Jawbone UP, Fitbit, Withings, and more
- Free with in-app purchases
Trailforks is a database with over 50,000 mountain bike trails. Now, that we have your attention, let’s highlight some more features of this great app. Users can contribute data to this app, enjoy offline maps and info, view GPS location on a map, display trail and elevation profiles, view local routes, automatic trail routing, follow race courses, search for trails near you, view reports and trail status, submit reports and conditions, view nearby bike shops and so much more. This is easily one of the best apps for mountain biking on the iOS.
- Over 50,000 mountain bike trails, Largest database
- Users can contribute information, Submit reports and conditions
- View maps, See GPS location on map, Offline maps
- View ride logs, trail profiles and race courses
- Find trails nearby, Search for trails by location
If a custom built mountain bike sounds like your thing, then check out this cool app. It’s designed to help users create their own bike. It’s an easy app to use and almost feels like a game. Quickly and easily choose or change components, change colors, adjust the frame size or wheel size, view demonstration of fork, see frame suspension travel, get actual dimensions, save your custom designs, share custom designs with others and more. This app is truly an ingenious creation and one that all diehard cyclists will enjoy.
- Create your very own custom bike in 3D
- Adjust the size of wheels and the frame
- Change the colors, Change components
- Get dimensions, Customize each individual part
- Save your custom designs, Share with others
AllTrails is for people who love the outdoors. It has over 50,000 trails from across North America. It is curated by three million campers, hikers, and mountain bikers and has the largest collection of detailed trail information available. You'll be able to search for and find the perfect trail for your next ride by length, rating, and difficulty level, and there are a variety of filters like if dogs and kids are allowed. Save the trails you have yet to explore, the ones you've finished, or the ones that look fun. If you're worried you will get lost, turn your iPhone into a GPS tracker.
- Over 50,000 trails
- Curated by those who love outdoor activities
- Search for and find the perfect trail
- Follow friends
- Free with in-app purchases to upgrade to Pro
IMB Free Mountain Bike Magazine will make sure you never miss an issue of the best mountain biking magazine available. This mag is published every two months and focuses on all aspects of mountain biking, from cross-country to downhill, freestyle to enduro. It's also completely free and this app will give you access to read trail guides, reviews, and technique articles. Each issue has stories, photos, and videos about the sport, interviews, trail guides, and reviews on equipment. You'll get notifications when a new issue comes out and you can enjoy each issue with a full-screen experience.
- Easy, instant, and free access to IMB
- All aspects of mountain biking is covered
- Trail guides, reviews, technique articles
- Interviews, reviews, and stories about the sport
- Free iPhone app for mountain biking
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder lets you find the parks nearest to you with all the activities you want. The app's writers and editors have spent years putting together a comprehensive database of every state, local, and national park as well as federal public land in the United States. Each location has a list of all the information about available activities. You can read park overviews, activities descriptions, related articles, and have access to maps and directions, weather, important phone numbers, and lodgings. This app comes from the same team that publishes the little green Oh, Ranger! Guides to national parks and public lands.
- Comprehensive database of public lands in the United States
- Links to events and related websites
- Park overviews
- Info on activities, weather, lodging, nearby attractions and more
- Free iPhone app for mountain biking
TrailLink is the trail-finder app you always wanted. You'll get full-length reviews, trail descriptions, and trail maps. It's powered by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy expert trails database, which gives you functionality for more than 30,00 miles of multi-use trails. The maps you will gain access to include amenity waypoints like trailheads, bathrooms, drinking fountains, parking lots, and more. If you need offline maps, you can buy them through the app. You can search for trails by location or near you, save your trail favorites, upload photos, search for trails on the map, and share trails with friends.
- RTC expert trails database
- More than 30,000 miles of trails
- Find restrooms, parking, water fountains, and more
- Upload photos, share trails, read and write trail reviews
- Free with in-app purchases to buy offline maps
Cyclemeter GPS turns your iPhone into a fitness computer with training plans, announcements, intervals, maps, splits, zones, and more. Wired calls it “Obsessively complete” so if you're looking for an all-around app to store an unlimited number of workouts, see bar and pie charts summarizing all your workouts, and analyze your workouts, all updated using iCloud, download this app. You don't need a website login and you can swipe across the stopwatch to see pages of maps, stats, and graphs. You can record heart rate, bike cadence, bike power, and bike speed with sensors, and automatically record the weather.
- Record HR, bike speed, cadence, and bike power
- Training plans, maps, splits, zones, and more
- No website login needed
- Compatible with Apple Watch
- Free with in-app purchases to upgrade
MTB Project is a mountain bike trail and ride database with new trails and rides constantly being added. You get amazingly detailed bike trails, high resolution photos, full GPS route info, interactive features, elevation profiles, and detailed topographical maps. The app syncs with your Check Ins, To-Do List, and favorites on MTBProject.com. Your precise location is shown on the trail and vertical profile, and you can get local experts to show you what you need to plan out a good ride. You can also download trails so you have offline access.
- Detailed bike trails
- High-res photos
- Elevation profiles
- Features Rides
- Free iPhone app for mountain biking