Great Eastern Trail in Alabama is a cooperative project of Alabama Hiking Trail Society, Alabama Trails Association, Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition (SEFTC), American Hiking Society. Link to these GET Association member organizations, or click on the map below for detailed hiking maps and trail conditions.
Printable Trail Maps:
- Dade, Walker, Chattooga, Floyd Cos, GA: DeKalb, Cherokee Counties, AL
- Cleburne, Calhoun Counties, AL
- Clay, Talladega, Coosa, Chilton Counties, AL
- Chilton, Perry, Dallas, Wilcox Counties, AL
- Wilcox, Monroe, Escambia Counties, AL
In the Conecuh National Forest in southern Alabama, named for the Muskogee phrase “land of cane,” the Conecuh Trail follows a gentle, rolling route through a bottomland forest of beech and oak interspersed with the stands of cane that give the forest its name. The connecting Florida Trail is nearby.
Between the two long existing segments in Alabama, a gap of some 220 miles exists, posing a major challenge to trail planners. However, within this gap trail development is under way at Flagg Mountain, the southernmost 1,000-foot peak in the Appalachian chain. This mountain, the first for northbound hikers, is topped with a magnificent 50-foot stone tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.
Nearly 140 miles of the Alabama Pinhoti Trail traverse a very remote section of the Appalachians to the Georgia border. Sections here are much more rugged than you would expect, with numerous deep gaps, and clifftop vistas. Highlights include 2,407-foot Cheaha Mountain, the state’s highest point. The Alabama Pinhoti also passes through a number of beautiful watersheds where backpackers can pitch their tents on earthen dams. It directly connects the GET hiker to the Georgia Pinhoti Trail.