ⓘ Great Eastern Trail


ⓘ Great Eastern Trail

The Great Eastern Trail is a north-south hiking route that runs roughly 1.600 miles through the Appalachian Mountains west of the Appalachian Trail in the eastern United States. As of 2019, it is still under development. From south to north, it runs from Flagg Mountain through Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, ending in western New York state. A connection from Flagg Mountain south to the Florida-Georgia border is considered "Phase II Development".

It is a potential connector in the US national trails system, linking the Florida national scenic trail in the South to the North of the National scenic trail in new York. Between them, it needs to connect with and short intersect two other national scenic trails: the Appalachian trail and the Potomac heritage Trail.

Many sections of the great Eastern trail is already a hikeable for casual use and tourists. The longest continuously used partitions on the Pinhoti National recreation trail, and narrows, Virginia, North through parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the finger lakes carry to the North of the country, the scenic area near South Bradford, new York.

The project received support from the American tourism society and the rivers, trails and conservation assistance program National parks service of the USA, but then became independent. The great Eastern trail Association was registered in Virginia on August 10, 2007, the signatories of the nine States through which the trail passes.

January 10, 2013, "hillbilly" Bart Houck of Mullens, West Virginia, and Joanna "someday" Swanson willow river, Minnesota, began a campaign in Alabama and arrived in new York on June 18, 2013, becoming the first to pass through-hike the great Eastern trail. In October 2016, Cathy Finch of new Hampshire became the first to pass South through-hike from new York city to Flagg mountain, Alabama.

Several other names were proposed and used previously in the development of the route, including the Western Appalachian alternative. North station was once considered for the blending with the Northern National scenic trail in crown point, new York, but was truncated to NCNST junction in the South-West of the state of new York.

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  • January 2007. In 2006, the SST then the Link Trail was announced as part of the Great Eastern Trail network of footpaths intended to extend from Alabama
  • It is known as The Wildest Trail in Pennsylvania In 2006, the MST was announced as part of the Great Eastern Trail network of footpaths intended
  • . The Pinhoti Trail is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail both very long - distance US hiking trails connecting multiple
  • component of the Great Eastern Trail which will extend from Alabama to the Finger Lakes in New York state. List of long - distance trails in the United States
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