The Great Eastern Trail is America's new long-distance hiking trail. It stretches from Alabama to New York, linking towns with trails and giving hikers a new adventure in the east! Originally called the Western Appalachian Alternative, the idea was promoted by Earl Shaffer, the first Appalachian Trail thruhiker. The GET is in alignment with Benton MacKaye's original vision of braided trails throughout the east.
We hiked in part to raise awareness of the Great Eastern Trail. Please consider donating to the Great Eastern Trail Association, a 501(c)3 organization or to your local trail club.
More information on the route of the Great Eastern Trail can be found at their website: www.greateasterntrail.net. Additional resources are listed on our Links page.