The Great Eastern Trail is America's newest 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, it was conceived of by Earl Shaffer, the first Appalachian Trail thruhiker. The GET is also in alignment with Benton MacKaye's original vision of braided trails throughout the east that allow folks the chance to escape the hubbub of citified life
We are hiking to raise awareness of the Great Eastern Trail, to see if it can be done, and to raise funds to help the trail continue its work. 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.