Outbound Collective Launches New Mobile Apps

December 14, 2021

San Francisco – December 14, 2021  /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – The Outbound Collective, a diverse community of everyday adventurers who celebrate the simple joys of getting outside and connecting with each other, announced the launch of its newly redesigned mobile app on iOS and Android, purposely built for community-led discovery and map-based navigation. The app serves as a comprehensive guide to getting outside by providing instant access to the best local outdoor adventures and the best places to stay, all driven by Outbound Collective’s community of a half a million members.

Brian Heifferon, co-founder and CEO of Outbound Collective, said, “Sometimes the biggest barrier to exploring a new place is access to reliable information. Our new app unlocks the local knowledge of our community and allows users to explore new places with confidence. It’s a critical component in our mission of getting everyone outside.”

Other outdoor apps focus on either trail-based adventures or camping, but not both. This results in a fragmented and inconvenient experience, where a user is forced to piece together a trip from multiple resources. Outbound Collective streamlines these experiences and provides its community with everything they need to discover, plan, and experience an amazing trip outside from a single app.

The free app includes new features that are currently only available on other outdoor apps with a paid subscription. The key features include:

  • Community-driven photo discovery
  • 500,000+ community photos
  • 40,000+ trail-based adventures with GPX routes
  • 10,000+ campgrounds, lodges, glamping, and vacation rentals
  • Detailed GPX trail routes and elevation profiles
  • Downloadable maps with offline GPS trail navigation

With the introduction of a new community-based discovery feed, users can browse photos submitted by their peers and instantly discover new adventures and camping across the globe. Outbound Collective app users can save favorite adventures and camping options to custom lists. As Outbound Collective receives feedback from the community, they plan to add new social features to thoughtfully enhance the user experience.

Heifferon added, “This app helps us restore connection in the outdoors. We hope it inspires people to explore new places and to try new things.”


Launched in 2012, the Outbound Collective is on a mission to get everyone outside by restoring human connection and belonging in nature and providing the confidence to explore new places and try new things. It is a website, iOS, and Android app dedicated to helping travelers find the best local adventures and lodging options around the globe. The Outbound Collective helps its 15 million users and more than 800,000 social media followers find the best spots to hike, camp, chill and more—all with a simple interface, incredible photography, inspirational destination guides, how-to’s and stories. To learn more, visit theoutbound.com and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.