There are many famous overlanding routes: Australia’s Canning Stock Route, for example, or Russia’s Trans-Siberian Highway. But what if you’re looking for an epic off-road journey a little closer to home? Well, a man named Sam Corerro has spent about twelve years scouting an all-dirt route across the United States for you. He calls it the Trans-America Trail.
The Trans-America Trail (TAT) makes it way 5,000 miles from southeastern Tennessee to the Oregon coast. It is meant to be driven from east to west, and was designed for dual-sport bikes, though it was recently tackled by Land Rover fielding its LR4 (see video above or Gear Patrol link below).
The route was laid out as to provide adequate fuel stops for non-desert-tank motorcycles and technical riding on every section of the trail. The Tennessee starting point was chosen on account of there being no continuous dirt any further east.
How satisfying ride across the U.S. on nothing but dirt.
If you’d like to learn more, check the links below. Scott Brady from the Overland Journal has made the trip and posted a descriptive write-up.