Great Eastern Trail in West Virginia is a cooperative project of West Virginia Scenic Trails Association, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition (SEFTC), Mid Atlantic Foot Trails Coalition (MAFTC), American Hiking Society, and The Tugunu hiking club. Link to these GET Association member organizations or click on the map below for detailed hiking maps and trail conditions.
Printable Trail Maps:
- Augusta, Highland, Bath Counties, VA
- Greenbrier & Monroe Counties, WV; Alleghany & Craig Counties, VA
- Summers, Mercer, Wyoming Counties, WV; Giles County, VA
In western West Virginia, the GET crosses coal country, going mostly on existing social trails. It enters from Kentucky at Matewan, West Virginia, crossing the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River. From there it goes about 110 miles eastward to the New River, crossing it near Hinton. On the way, it passes through R.D. Bailey Lake Wildlife Management Area, Twin Falls Resort State Park, Camp Creek State Forest, Pipestem State Park and Resort, National Park Service Bluestone Scenic River, and Bluestone State Park. Then it turns south along the New River about 30 miles along the Mary Draper Ingles Trail, and passes into Virginia.