Great Eastern Trail in Georgia is a cooperative project of Georgia Pinhoti Trail 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.
Leaving the Alabama Pinhoti Trail, the northbound GET hiker connects directly to Georgia Pinhoti Trail. The small town of Cave Springs soon welcomes the hiker into the Peach State. This quaint community has a large spring filled with trout in the middle of town. Just north of Cave Springs the route picks up the Simms Mountain Trail along an old rail bed. After 12 enchanting miles, a short jog connects to the remaining Georgia Pinhoti Trail. Here, you will follow old ridgetop logging roads (closed to traffic) through a section of the Chattahoochee National Forest. After turning north, the trail will head towards Tennessee. Several different corridors are being examined to connect the Georgia Pinhoti through downtown Chattanooga to Cumberland Trail.