ⓘ Eastern Continental Trail

                                     

ⓘ Eastern Continental Trail

The Eastern Continental Trail is a combination of North American long-distance hiking trails, from Key West, Florida to Belle Isle a distance of 5.400 miles, not including the Newfoundland section. A thru-hike on this system of trails requires almost a year to complete.

The first man to complete the ECT from Key West to cap Gaspe, Quebec, was John Brinda from Washington state, in 1997.

From South to North, the route strings the Florida Keys overseas heritage Trail, Florida trail, through the forests and along the roads in South Alabama, Pinhoti National recreation trail and part of the Benton MacKaye trail in Georgia to reach the southern end of the Appalachian trail at Springer mountain. The Appalachian trail connects with the International Appalachian trail through Maine, new Brunswick, Quebec and Newfoundland.

System the trail was named the far Walker J. M. Eberhart trail name: Nimblewill nomad.