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The G5 Trail Collective is a non-profit partnership focused on the backcountry trails in the five counties that make up the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.  The "G" stands for Grandfather, the "5" is the five counties that make up the district, and the "collective" is us, the users of the district.

Our mission, in collaboration with the USFS and other partners, is to raise money, increase volunteer support, and engage the local community in the development, maintenance, and use of backcountry trails in the Grandfather Ranger District. 

The outcomes we seek are sustainable backcountry trails, a robust trail volunteer network, and  healthier and more vibrant rural communities in the district.

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