Chimani - National Park Guides

Chimani - National Park Guides

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-05-23
  • Current Version: 5.0.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 168.94 MB
  • Developer: Chimani, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 588


Get the most comprehensive guide to all 419 national parks in the United States. Researched and written by local traveler experts - quickly learn about each park’s history and highlights. Planning a road trip? Use our custom map to discover all those “small parks” along your route. Best of all - use Chimani to “verify” your visits to national parks with our GPS-based “check-in” feature which unlocks special “verified” badges and Chimani “experience points”. HEADING TO A PARK? BE PREPARED WITH CHIMANI PERKS Subscribe to Chimani Perks and unlock everything you need for your next national park trip. Subscription benefits include: • Download all 64 detailed national park guides for the US, Canada, and, United Kingdom • Offline maps and guide access (a must-have for most parks!) • Discount savings club with over 250 discount partners (more added each month) • Access to over $2,500 in savings to national park specific discounts on lodging, dining, and activities. • Access to over 10,000 more points of interest to get verified badges and points! Each detailed park guide includes: • Researched and written by local experts • Custom, GPS-enabled, topographic maps with all necessary trails, facilities, etc. • All activities including hiking, camping, biking, etc. • All facilities including all restrooms and parking lots • Shuttle bus/train schedule (in the parks that have them) • Audio tours (available in the top ten most visited parks) • More badges and points • Park-specific alerts and notifications Love Chimani? We would appreciate if you would take a moment and write a nice review! If you have any questions, please email You’ll get a “wicked fast” response! Chimani Perks is available as an annual subscription for $29.99/year, or you can unlock lifetime Perks access via a one-time payment of $99.99. You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew can be turned-off anytime by going to your Account Settings in iTunes after purchases. This version of Chimani includes the following 64 national and state parks guides, with more to come soon: Acadia National Park, American Samoa National Park, Arches National Park, Big Bend National Park, Biscayne National Park, Black Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Channel Islands National Park, Congaree National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Death Valley National Park, Denali National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Everglades National Park, Gates Of The Arctic National Park, Glacier National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Haleakala National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hot Springs National Park, Isle Royale National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Katmai National Park, Kenji Fjords National Park, Kobuk Valley National Park, Lake Clark National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Saguaro National Park, Sequoia-Kings National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Virgin Islands National Park, Voyageurs National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, Banff National Park, Lake District National Park, Baxter State Park



  • Please remove advertisements.

    Hi Chimani, I am a National Park fanatic and love your app using it all the time. I paid the $100 to support your organization and feel that it is a fair price for me to pay. But, The one thing I would request is to be able to have a toggle to turn the advertisements with the $ icons ON or OFF in the preferences section. It is frustrating and distracting to see 20 advertisers covering the Acadia National Park icon and other major sites including Smokies, Glacier, Yosemite, Yellowstone and several others. I’ve been to all the parks in California and want to see all one color of badges showing that I’ve completed them all but the advertisements overlay in a different color. I don’t want to see the advertisements! Let paying customers see what they want or don’t want while letting your advertisers pay for those who haven’t yet subscribed. Thanks for an otherwise excellent app. Device: IPhone iOS Version: 12.3.1 App Version: 5.0.10
  • Dollar sign markers

    By Weather Argonaut
    It would be nice if there was a way to toggle on and off the dollar sign markers that offer discounts to nearby parks. They cover up the actual park markers and make it hard to see what I’ve visited. Example: I went to Acadia and marked that as visited, which turned the marker orange, but I can’t see it on the map unless I zoom way in. It is covered by all kinds of dollar sign markers when zoomed out.
  • Won’t Regret It

    By Appuhlz
    This app is great for planning national park trips! I’ve used it on my last five and it always gives great tips and ideas. Download it!
  • Requires subscription

    By DontShootTheMessenger
    I would pay a small fee but I don’t want the hassle of. Setting up a subscription and canceling etc. just make it an in app purchase and be done with it
  • very useful app

    By Junior12662
    best app for traveling to canyons.
  • Problem downloading Park guides to iPad

    By azsuzie
    The app work fine on my android phone, but I am unable to download Park guides on the iPad app.
  • Locked me out of my data

    By Malt Miller
    This used to be a free 5 star app. Then they changed their model to a rather expensive pay-for basis. In the meantime I have loaded years of info covering some 37 National Parks and I am now locked out of that data because they now insist I pay a fee to look at MY DATA! I’m pretty angry. Not because they need to charge money for what is a pretty good app but they didn't give me chance to get my data or give me free access to the parks I’d already been to (and provided them info on). My data made this app better but I’m locked out of it. So when did I go to the Talus Cave at Pinnacles NP, or hike Wheeler Peak at Great Basin?
  • Crap app

    By ash123n
    This app is not user friendly. I paid for the year and I can’t figure out the trip planning. I downloaded the minimal map and the other one that was supposed to be more detailed, they were the same. This app is a waste of money.
  • Rip off

    By Mikeatcut
    Why on earth would I pay a subscription for what is essentially a database of National Park brochures. I can download these for free on the internet.
  • Love this app!

    By CRandPooh
    Because I had used the free version of the app to plan our park visits, it was easy to decide to pay for the lifetime membership. The features I like most are the descriptions with photos and maps for hiking. The app also allows you to easily keep track of parks you have visited - nice if all of the National Parks are on a bucket list. Customer support is very responsive.
  • Fantastic guide app

    By Erock61
    The app was a tremendous assistance while we toured Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Real time downloaded info and location identification made our park visits more enjoyable and less work than would have been possible with hard copy maps. Great purchase. Bought the lifetime membership to help with future park visits.
  • Trail Bro

    By PCTbro
    We have used the Chimani App over the past couple of years at various National Parks with great results. We purchase a lifetime subscription and are definitely getting out monies worth.
  • It’s not my repertoire

    By Ralph Netta
    It’s not my repertoire to give thanks and praise for good service that I expect and deserve. But in the case of Chimani I will make an exception; their service and communication is without fault, almost instantaneous; the information provided in accurate and up to date, the app the most useful of all, nothing comes even close. The yearly membership was given too me as a gift, a gift that keeps giving and giving. If your a US traveler, purchasing this app with all the benefits, services and discounts it provides is a decision you will never regret. Money well spent and wisely. Ralph, NJ, USA
  • Provisional rating

    By croixmom
    Confiteor: my original rating with this review was 1 star. The app developer reached out in an effort to help me use the app. I am provisionally changing my original review at this time because our planned visit to Yellowstone is not until summer 2019. I am upping the rating to 5-stars for now based upon the responsiveness of the developer. I strongly believe in supporting developers for great products. ——- I am appreciative for apps which allow the interested person a trial period before deciding if they want to keep and use the app. The free trial period is very brief for this app so be advised. The developer is very responsive and interested in improving the app for the user.
  • Important Planning Details

    By Myoung585
    We have a bucket list of over two-hundred National Parks, Monuments, and Seashores/Lakeshores. We use Chimani as one of our sources to help identify things we want to see and do. It isn’t 100% accurate, but is certainly worth reviewing whenever you need to plan a trip involving National Parks, and it gives important information about the park faster than the NPS web sites do. I just purchased the life-time subscription so we will have access to this app for the rest of our travels.
  • Used to be awesome!

    By ppalmer21
    I loved using Chimani to scope out National Parks before I went, but the new app that combines all the guides is ridiculously bulky and expensive. It costs more than a lot of people pay for an annual pass to our national parks where this information is passed out for free. I get that app developers deserve to make an income, but this app is not worth $50.
  • Not a good value

    By ChrisJB1978
    App is free and but use requires a subscription. The app was handy but didn’t provide any information that you couldn’t get from the nps website or by stopping by a ranger station/visitor center and talking to someone. Understandable development costs need to be recouped, but $30 a year is a bit much for what this app offers and not worth keeping on my phone.
  • I’m a huge fan of this app!

    By Jccarlin
    Kerry, thanks, it worked just as you said, I'm now a lifetime member. Your company has saved me tons of planning time as I've visited 20+ parks in the past 2 years and am just getting started.
  • Love this app

    By cathywitz
    Even though it’s no longer a free app I still love it. To have so much info in one app is great. I had an issue where I couldn’t download any parks. I emailed the support and their email response time was almost immediate and they fixed the issue within minutes. I was very pleased and impressed.
  • Great App!

    By COmtnguy
    I used the app for the first time a few weeks ago while visiting Acadia NP. Being able to use the map off line with GPS location enabled was super helpful navigating the park’s carriage roads. Support was very responsive fixing a glitch with my lifetime pass purchase too. Looking forward to using this app in many more parks!
  • Buggy!!!

    By Foodraf
    HOW MUCH LONGER UNTIL YOU FIX THIS????? When are you going to fix the long term issue of not pulling over previous park visits and then crashing when you try to re-enter them????
  • Pretty Good Tool

    By vbphil
    I like the Search function. Type in Fairy Falls and it takes you to the description page. Then tap the map icon and it shows you where on the map. Also shows your current location. What’s missing is being able to define a list of spots you want to see and have it plot a route.
  • Multi-park app problem

    By elmtwee
    The individual national park Chimani apps are excellent and an amazing resource especially since park data can be downloaded for use when no cell service is available. The problem with this replacement all parks in one app is while you can ostensibly download the data for offline use for multiple parks you still can’t switch between the parks without service, making pre-downloading pointless for multi-park tours in areas without reliable cell service.
  • Great app

    By the 60 year old np girl
    Great app! It gives you great information, post the date you visit a park or monument and gives you a badge! We are visiting all the national parks and love this app!
  • New Feature Is Data Usage Intensive

    By Undone000
    It’s great that this one App replaces the multiple Park Apps. One stop shop ... I like it. Yet this new feature is data usage intensive. It downloads each parks info upon request ... then promptly forgets it as it has to download the basic Apps info & unpack it once again before allowing me to choose another Park to review. In fact, if I go back to the same park, it doesn’t realize the park’s info hasn’t been updated since the last download so it downloads and unpacks the Park info again. Bottom line is that I cannot download all the parks I choose to visit & unpack them all once for a multiple-Park road trip.
  • Amazing app!

    By Lizziebabyface
    I used this app during my visit to Acadia NP, I downloaded offline map, it is simply amazing that the app put every thing together! I am using this app to plan my future visits to other NPs now! Thank you for this great APP!
  • You’re obviously not a LOTRs fan...

    By Glitterfreeeze
    It’s J.R.R TOLKIEN!!!!
  • App used to be great

    By Wlfine
    First, all my old data is gone and when I try to recreate the map the app crashes. Second, I like to use the map to visually see what parks I've been to. Adding all the dollar signs just clutters things up. Can you give an option to just show the nps units?
  • Bookmark List

    By Norm4815162342
    What is the point of a bookmark list if you can’t actually click on the Park and go to its page from the bookmark list? Completely useless.
  • How am I supposed to use this?

    By Lorring
    The app provides little information and only one very random photo for each location. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to use this app. Even Apple Maps has more photos than this, and it still prompts me to download separate apps for other parks.
  • What happened?

    By I'mOutside
    A little confused here. So you tell me you’re moving “all content and functionality” to this App and will no longer be updating the stand alone Apps. Yet, there is no content or functionality to speak of in this app and it refers you to download the individual Apps that will “no longer be updated”. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Nor is it true. So where is all the information going to live? Where are all the details by park? Oh, and the “Perks” thing? Yeah, no.
  • Unusable

    By CamelbackJack
    I loved this app back when it worked. Now, it crashes whenever I try to input a visit. Chimani says in other reviews that they are working on a fix, but it’s been at least four months with no improvement. That’s a real shame.
  • Needs a update

    By Capt'n Don
    I tried to note when I went to several parks. The program would not save the information. I was on the main app.
  • Nice but hard to search

    By Andreiuta
    I've been using this app during my current visit to a NP. The idea behind it is nice, and the information is useful (not always up-to-date but all right in 90% of cases). The issue the could be addressed in future versions refers to the individual park apps and interaction with the main app: namely none. If I have a verified visit to an attraction in a park, shouldn't I get automatically a verified visit to the park as a whole? Overall nice!
  • Chimani app

    By Robklang
    App has worked well for the number of times I have used it. Accurate and reliable. Helpful in many ways.
  • Useful (and free!) app, especially for hiking

    By DocAdvil
    I have used this app successfully during visits to numerous national parks, and the information is usually accurate and helpful. I especially like the information about hiking and sites to visit. This app consolidates data from multiple different sources into one convenient place. Highly recommended.
  • Needs a lot of work

    By andrew.conkling
    Maps and details are difficult to browse.
  • Lost data and doesn't work

    By leighvaughn
    The app lost all my data and keeps crashing. At least it's free. Time to start looking for an app that works. I spent time checking in to national parks. All input gone. Update on June 24th, 2017 Just installed latest "fix". My old data still gone. I try to add a visit and after I press "done". App shuts down. This used to be my go to app, but now I avoid. Will try after next update.
  • Bring back the red pins for visited sites

    By BC000000001
    Over 230 visits gone since the previous 2 updates. I sent a message to Chimani and received emails from Kerry Gallivan saying an update will come out that will bring back my visits but that hasn't happened in the last several months. Also, I cannot add those visits as the app now crashes when I try. Reducing rating to 1 star until fixed. I previously rated this 5 stars.
  • Worse and worse

    By TactfulCactii
    The fact that they don't care about their users enough that they will actually wipe out all of their data on an app rewrite, with no way to recover it should be enough for the one star review. (I had been recording my visits here for years—over 100 recorded visits just gone —poof—after an update). Don't rely on this app to keep track. But wait, there's more. Incredibly buggy, has been for years. I'm still a "trekker", even w/ over 100 visits. I've only ever been to two parks where the "verified" visit works. Map is constantly freezing or randomly panning back to my geolocation when I'm looking for something else. Now it will barely zoom out at all. Pushing the "add visit" button just doesn't work 80% of the time. (I end up using a furious fast-tap just to get touch to trigger). But back to how they hate their users: Now there's a modal window imploring you to sign up for perks EVERY TIME you start the app (if you don't sign up). And worst of all, they've started adding pins for paid businesses to the parks map! I'm outta here for good.
  • No longer a 5 star app

    By Jd@(76)
    I have used this app for many years. Flagging all the places I have been. New updates have since deleted all my visited parks flags. Too many for me to input again. No visual reference on the map for places I have been. I used to use this app all the time to plan trips because I could see where I had been. No longer. My info is gone in the new updates. Now I have to create a log in to save places I have visited. Will not be doing so. Some of us still don’t use Social Media and I really don't want don't see why you need my email address. Time to look for a new app.
  • Fun and easy, but missing many national monuments and trails

    By wayward wonderer
    This is a fun app to use, it contains allot of great information. We wish they would update it.. our national monuments, parks and trails are wonderful... hurry up and update 😎 those monuments and trails
  • Awesome

    By Click1225
    Awesome app used with the Collector's edition Passport to our National Parks. Love it I'm traveling all over our country.
  • Version 5.0.0 is buggy

    By Bibblet
    Version 5.0.0 is buggy. Starting with version 4.2.1, my check ins all disappeared and the app crashes when I try to add them back. I've enjoyed previous versions of this app. Hoping they release a new, non-buggy version soon.
  • Great Resource!

    By ShinnFam
    Still exploring all these apps have to offer, but so far, very impressed!!
  • Like the idea... stops working and crashes

    By Sherri-lunn
    I travel a lot and wanted to track of all the places I visited as well as find new places. The map is good. I put cluster on but does it cluster. I added several places I visited but they did not save. If it does not ask you for the date visited it will not save. I kill the app so I can restart so I get the question. Before I started doing that the app would crash on it own. Would like to see a map of just my visited places.
  • No help!

    By Colby fink
    I am looking for volunteering work in the parks? No where to go in your app? Not you, add their numbers! Please!
  • Search

    By nlfrancis313
    I like the app but what I don't like about the app is that I can't search for sites/places I've been but it's not listed in the app. I also don't know how to update the app.
  • National Parks

    By Newt 2009
    I enjoy this App, it offers lots of information regarding places that are wonderful locations to visit. Our countries National Parks are Great places to spend your vacation days. My husband and I have visited several parks and we have enjoyed All. Thanks for this App