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 Currently, about 30% of the ECG is on firm-surface, traffic-free trails. The on-road remainder is continuously being moved to trail as new segments are constructed. To see where trails are complete, visit our Trip Planner

 Yes! We have a Trip Planner and free apps for iPhone and Android as well as cue sheets and maps to guide you through the entire route. With the majority of the route is still on road, a trip along the entire route is only appropriate for experienced cyclists. Pedestrians, skaters, equestrians, wheelchair users, and inexperienced or young cyclists should remain on the off-road sections of the route. See our Trip Planner for details on which portions of the route are most appropriate for different types of trail users. Our goal is to have the entire ECG onto off-road trails, though there is still much work to be done.

Since the ECG is comprised of locally owned and managed trails, our volunteers at the local level do some of the most important work to create the ECG. Spreading the word among people in your town, advocating for the ECG among local officials, distributing information, and speaking at public meetings are all great ways to get involved. Visit our Help Make It Happen page to learn more.

Multi-use trails like the ECG are an integral part of local transportation systems. They provide recreational opportunities for all age groups, help promote healthier lifestyles, and bolster local economic development. Visit our Benefits of the East Coast Greenway page to learn more.

The ECGA partners with organizations, agencies, and businesses at the local, state and national level. If you are interested in partnering with the ECGA, please contact us.

We invite businesses to sponsor the ECG by advertising on our website, cue sheets, E-Newsletters, and trail guides. This helps to fund the Greenway and also provides information to trail users. Businesses that typically sponsor the ECG are those in the recreation, hospitality, tourism, and planning industries. Visit our Chamber of Commerce page to learn more.

The ECGA promotes the vision for the ECG and provides an advocacy network grounded in its volunteer state committees. It works through partnerships with national, state, and local government agencies, trail organizations, engineering firms, civic organizations, and scores of other groups that support the ECG vision. Many trails already existed when the ECG was launched in 1991, and many others have been initiated by grassroots groups. The ECGA is working to establish new trails in gap areas where no-one else is actively promoting trails.

The ECG is being built by linking together locally owned and managed trails into a continuous route. The ECGA works with local and state agencies and organizations to promote the vision of a linked route, to provide coordination between jurisdictions, and to offer strategic assistance to states, counties, and municipalities building the trail. Learn more on our Creating the ECG page.

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The trail surface must accommodate many types users, including wheelchairs and touring bicycles. A hard surface such as asphalt or pavement, or a firm surface such as stone dust meet ECG standards.

Any non-motorized user can enjoy the ECG! Experienced cyclists can travel the entire route. Pedestrians, less experienced cyclists, and wheelchair users (including motorized wheelchairs) can travel on all trails and quiet roads. Limited portions, depending on trail surfaces and local regulations, are currently open to equestrians, skaters, and others. Visit our Trip Planner to learn more.

ECG trails are owned and managed by agencies at the state and local levels. The ECGA provides guides, signage, maps, cue sheets, and promotion of the route.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance is the non-profit organization spearheading the development of the East Coast Greenway. Headquartered in Durham, NC, the ECGA promotes the vision for connecting local trails and provides strategic assistance for states, counties, and municipalities that build and maintain the trail.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) is a non-profit membership organization open to all individuals and organizations that support the ECGA mission. We are a national organization with volunteer state committees that promote the Greenway at the local level. We have a staff of eight and are governed by an 15-member board. A 22-member Trail Council oversees the trail development process and resolves routing or other trail policy issues. The Alliance also has an Advisory Board with members who provide expertise and other assistance to the effort.

East Coast Greenway Alliance (“we”), and its affiliates are committed to protecting and preserving your privacy. This policy, together with our Terms of Use and Conditions, which is incorporated herein by reference, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By using our website (“Site”) or mobile applications (“Applications”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”).

By using this Site or Applications, you consent to the use of information that you provide us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We do update this Privacy Policy from time to time so please review this Privacy Policy regularly. If we materially alter our Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our Site. Your continued use of the Site or Application will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the Site or Applications and you should notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes.

We have structured our Site so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide us with information by which you can be identified you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We have also structured your purchase of our Applications through third parties, so we do not obtain your personal information through the sale of our Application. You should review and understand the third party’s Privacy Policy before you purchase our Applications through them.

Website and Applications Privacy Notice
Please read this Policy carefully to fully understand how we collect, share and protect information about you. This Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms of Use and Conditions of this Site, also found on

By accessing and using the Site or Applications, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices and uses or disclosures of information about you that are described herein.

In order to deliver personalized and relevant information to you through our Site and our Applications, we collect certain information from users. Please do not provide any sensitive information or health information. If you should do so inadvertently, we will use and disclose that information in the same manner as any other information you provide to us.

Information We Collect
In operating our Site and Applications, we may collect and process the following data about you:

i. Details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, including your IP address, the date and time you accessed or left the Site and which pages you viewed. Some parts of our Site and Applications use cookies and other technologies to collect this information about your general internet usage. See section below “How We Use Cookies” to learn more.
ii. Information you provide to us when you sign up for a newsletter (for example your name, address and e-mail address).
iii. Information you provide to us if you choose to sign up for an account (for example your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number).
iv. Information you provide to us when you choose to make a donation through our Site or Applications (for example your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, who the donation honors, donation amount, and company name) or purchase merchandise through our Site or Applications (for example your name, address, and type of merchandise). Please note we do not collect the financial information you submit,including your credit card information. This is processed through third parties. See below for more information on third party website interaction.
v. If you choose to provide us with and upload photos to our Site or Applications. When viewed by other users, any photo(s) will not be associated with a particular user name unless you include an image of yourself in the photo or choose to share your name.
vi. If you choose to obtain a cue sheet through our Site or Applications you must submit your name, city, state, zip code, and e-mail address.
vii. Information that you provide directly to us by filling in forms on our Site (for example, to contact us, you must provide your name and e-mail address).
viii. Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

How We Use Cookies
A “cookie” is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, this cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer. We use cookies to help us and our affiliates to improve our Site and Applications. They ensure that the content from our Site and Applications is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our Site or Applications. We do not track our users across time or across websites.

The third parties who sell our Applications may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click links from our Site or purchase and/or use our Applications through other third party interfaces.

Use of Your Information
The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you in the best possible manner. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

i. To provide you with information relating to our services or products;
ii. To provide third parties with statistical de-identified information about the users of our website, such as Google Analytics;
iii. To monitor and conduct an analysis of our Site and Application traffic and usage patterns.

To ensure that your information is secure, we have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Site or through our Applications.

Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our Site or through our Applications, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information
Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any affiliated business entities or third parties necessary to provide products and services to you.
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:

i. Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
ii. Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
iii. When we are contractually obligated to disclose it.

Third Party Website and Interaction
By accessing other third party websites or applications through our Site or Applications, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them. This includes, but is not limited to, your use of Google Maps, MapQuest, and Open Street Map, and the third parties who process the Site and Applications’ financial information, including, but not limited to, PayPal,, and Elevon. You should read these third parties’ privacy policies to learn more about how they collect, use and disclose your information.

Users Only of Legal Age of Majority
Our Site and Applications are designed and intended for those who have reached the age of majority (18 years of age). By using our Site or Applications, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age or older. We are not liable for any damages that may result from a user’s misrepresentation of age.

No one under age 13 is authorized to submit or post any information, including personally identifying information, on our Site or Applications. Under no circumstances may anyone under age 13 use our Site or Applications. Parents or legal guardians of children under 13 cannot agree to these Terms on their behalf.

Contacting Us
We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at:

East Coast Greenway Alliance
5826 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 210
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 797-0619

Welcome to East Coast Greenway Alliance website. These Terms of Use and Conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of the East Coast Greenway Alliance (“our”) website (“Site”) and mobile applications (“Applications”). Please read the terms in full before using our Site or Applications. By accepting these Terms, or by using this Site, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms, and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use our Site or our Applications. We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time without prior notice, and your use of the Site and Applications bind you to the use of the changes made. We do occasionally update these terms so please refer to them in the future.

Access to Site and Applications
You will be able to access our Site without having to register any details with us.
You may only access our Applications by downloading them from third-party websites. These Terms are only applicable to the use of our Site and Applications. We do not have any control over third-party websites or applications and as such, we disclaim all liability from your use of those third-party websites and applications. You should be sure to review any third-party website’s terms of use and conditions and privacy policies when you choose to download our Applications.

Use of Site and Applications
Our Site, Applications, images, data, text, audios, videos, photographs, custom graphics, logos, button icons, descriptions and all other material provided and the collection and compilation and assembly thereof are the exclusive property of East Coast Greenway Alliance or its parent, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
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Any other trademarks or service marks appearing anywhere on our Site or Applications are the property of their respective owners. To the extent any product name or logo does not appear with a trademark (™) does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that East Coast Greenway Alliance or its businesses has established in any of its products, Applications, features, or service names or logos.

You may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any content of this Site or Applications for commercial profit or gain. Nothing in these Terms or on the Site shall be construed as conferring any intellectual property or other proprietary rights to You. You agree to observe copyright and other applicable laws and may not use the content in any manner that infringes or violates the rights of any person or entity. We hold all rights to the content on this Site and Applications.

As a condition of your use of the Site and Applications, you will not use the Site or Applications, or any contents or services, for any purpose that is unlawful in any applicable jurisdiction where our Site or Applications are being used, or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices, and you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the “User Conduct” section. You may not use the Site or Applications contents or services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of our equipment or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site, Applications, or any contents or services. You may not attempt to gain access to any portion of the Site or Applications, or any of its contents or services, other than those for which you are authorized.

While every effort is made to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the Site and Application content and services, we make no warranties either express or implied, and assume no liability or responsibility for the completeness, use, accuracy, reliability, correctness, timeliness or usefulness, of any of the results obtained from its use.

We make no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the content of the Site, or links to other sites, including but not limited to accurateness, completeness, correctness, timeliness or reliability. We make no representation or warranty regarding the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use with respect to any content or services whatsoever that may be accessed through this Site, or the results to be obtained from using the Site. We make no representation or warranty that the Site or content is free from defects or viruses. Your use of external links and third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such links and sites.

While every effort is made to ensure that all content provided on the Site does not contain computer viruses and/or harmful materials, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or otherwise protect your computer and you should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items on your computer. We disclaim any liability for the need for services or replacing equipment or data resulting from your use of the Site. While every effort is made to ensure smooth and continuous operation, we do not warrant the Site will operate error free.

Site Uptime
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that our Site and Applications are available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites and mobile applications do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and other technical issues. Therefore, we will not be liable if this Site is unavailable at any time.

Our Site and/or Applications may be temporarily unavailable due to issues such as system failure, maintenance or repair, or for reasons beyond our control. Where possible, we will try to give our users advance warning of maintenance issues, but shall not be obliged to do so.

User Conduct
Any material you send or post to our Site shall be considered non-proprietary and non-confidential. We do not collect or store any personally identifiable information about you while using our Site but please do not send any such information to us. See also our Privacy Policy and Notice of Privacy Practices, which can be found on

When using our Site and Applications, you shall not post or send to or from either the Site or Application:
(a) content for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;
(b) content that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offense, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in any applicable jurisdiction where our Site or Applications are being used;
(c) content which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.
We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details or any person posting materials to our Site or Applications in breach of the this Section.

You shall not use our Site or Applications while distracted or preoccupied, such as when operating a motor vehicle. You should access our Site and Applications only with due regard for your own safety and the safety of others.

Links to and from Third Party Websites and Applications
Any links furnished on our Site or Applications may allow you to leave our Site or Applications. These third party websites and applications are not under our control and we disclaim any responsibility for the contents of such linked sites or any link(s) contained in any such linked site(s) or any changes or updates to any of these sites. We further disclaim any responsibility for any form of transmission received from any linked third party website, application or advertising. We provide these links to you as a convenience to you and inclusion of any link herein shall in no way be construed as an endorsement by us of the site(s) or applications.

If you would like to link to our Site or Applications, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of our Site or portions of our Applications, and subject to the following conditions:
(a) you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us;
(b) you do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us;
(c) you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
(d) your website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or does not comply in any way with the law of the United States of America.

If you choose to link our website in breach of this Section, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.

All information on our Site and Applications is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding and as an informational resource only. The documents and any related graphics published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information contained on our Site and Applications. We may make improvements and/or changes to any of the products depicted or described herein at any time. We expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for any adverse consequences or damages resulting from your use of the Site or the Applications or reliance on the information from either.


Our services and products are intended to be used only as a travel aid and must not be used for any purpose requiring precise measurement of direction, distance, location or topography. East Coast Greenway Alliance makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of map data on the Site or in the Applications. By using our Site and Applications you accept responsibility for your actions and we are not liable for any injury or damages that may result from the use of our Site or Applications.

Completed off-road trail segments of the East Coast Greenway are generally suited for users of all abilities, although trail surfacing materials and other conditions may pose challenges for some users. If in doubt about the suitability of individual segments, consult with the local trail management agency. On-road interim routes are suitable for use by experienced adult cyclists. They are not recommended for use by children or inexperienced cyclists due to traffic speeds and volumes, as well as variable pavement conditions and the presence or absence of paved shoulders and/or designated bicycle lanes.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance provides this mapping and travel assistance for informational purposes only and makes no representation as to the safety and appropriateness of these facilities for use by bicyclists, pedestrians or other persons. The specified trails and road routes are not a guarantee of safety and have not been rated by the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The East Coast Greenway Alliance does not own, operate or maintain any of the trails and routes shown herein. By compilation and distribution of this travel information, the East Coast Greenway Alliance and its assignees assume no responsibility of any nature for damages or injuries to persons or property arising out of or resulting from travel on the East Coast Greenway, and accordingly disclaim any and all liability on its part for such damages or injuries, should they occur.

Limitation of Liability

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from, your use of and access to the Site and/or Applications or your violation of these Terms or your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any trademark, copyright or other proprietary or privacy right.

These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by You.

Applicable Law
We make no representations that the content or the Site or the Applications are appropriate or may be used or downloaded outside the United States. Access to the Site and/or the content may not be legal in certain countries outside the United States. If you access the Site or Applications from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you access the website.
Our Site and Applications are created and controlled by the State of North Carolina, United States of America. The Site and Applications, and their contents, and any disputes arising therefrom shall be construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of North Carolina, and applicable United States federal laws. Use of our Site and Applications constitutes agreement of the user to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located therein.
Our Site and Applications are subject to the United States export control laws and regulations, and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree to strictly comply with all such laws and regulations and acknowledge that you have the responsibility to obtain authorization to export, re-export, or import of any data on our Site or through our Applications, as may be required.

These Terms, together with the Privacy Policy and Notice of Privacy Practices, any legal notices published by us on the Site or Applications, and any applicable End User License Agreement, shall constitute the entire agreement between us concerning use of the Site and Applications. If any provision of these Terms are deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE OR APPLICATIONS MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.