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Great Eastern Trail

The Great Eastern Trail (GET) is America's newest long-distance trail. It is an approximately 1,500-mile, long-distance trail from Alabama to New York. The GET in Northern Virginia comprises 207 miles, stretching from the southern boundary of Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia through Northern Virginia. It exits Virginia on Allegheny Mountain in the Warm Springs Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest, and continues into the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.

After following the Allegheny Trail it returns to Virginia and connects with the Appalachian Trail (AT) on Peters Mountain, continuing along the Virginia-West Virginia boundary. The GET then has a gap of over 120 miles from the AT to Breaks Interstate Park, on the border with Virginia and West Virginia.