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I do a lot of off-roading and GAIA and ONX are great. Gaia is free and ONX is $29/year. Bottom line is GAIA and ONX work without being connected to a network. I've been way out in the boonies and still the maps still worked. I've never been lost with them.


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My go to for forest roads and trails is Forest Maps app. Company uses USFS maps.


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Maybe the person was referring to DeLorme atlases, which are in many ways similar to the Benchmark ones. DeLorme has atlases that cover all the states, unlike Benchmark, but IMHO their maps are a little harder to read and so not quite so handy to use. Both have similar scales and show similar sets of features.





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THANKS on the delorme... I will stick with benchmark.


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If you want to stick to paper then the best for hiking trails are the National Geographic maps. Pricey, run around $16 ea and a limited area covered.


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Posted: 07/18/21 10:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Benchmark is so much better than Delorme. It's super easy to read details and shows public lands good. We love them. Nothing can compare if you're an explorer.

https://www.benchmarkmaps.com/atlas

For hiking you need a hiking map.

https://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/trails-illustrated-maps

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