Building the Ultimate Long Trail Playlist

Let’s be honest, a lot of us – at one point or another – have probably stared out of a car window, walked through a city, etc. with music playing and pretended we were in a movie or music video. I think the generation below me would refer to this along the lines of having a “main character” moment. And you know what? I think those moments are important to have from time to time.

I have no idea if I’ll want to listen to music during my Long Trail hike. I typically don’t like listening to music when I’m out in nature, so I think that I probably won’t plug in on trail. But one thing I know for sure is that I’ll be bumping the tunes while I’m prepping for the hike, on the plane back home to the East Coast, and driving to the southern terminus. So I’ve begun compiling the ultimate Long Trail playlist. You can find it on Spotify here. You can also check out the song list below. What else should I include? Let me know in the comments!

Song List

1. Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls
2. Heat Above – Greta Van Fleet
3. The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
4. Wildflowers – Dolly Parton
5. Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow
6. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes – Paul Simon
7. Time To Move On – Tom Petty
8. The Littlest Birds – The Be Good Tanyas
9. Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
10. Windows Are Rolled Down – Amos Lee
11. Farmhouse – Phish (wouldn’t be a Vermont playlist without some Phish!)
12. Caravan – Van Morison
13. North Country Girl – Eastbound Jesus
14. Ain’t Waistin’ Time No More – Allman Brothers Band
15. Blue Sky – Allman Brothers Band
16. Touch of Grey – Grateful Dead
17. Uncle John’s Band – Grateful Dead
18. Rise – Eddie Vedder
19. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out – Cat Stevens
20. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
21. Light My Love – Greta Van Fleet
22. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
23. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
24. Solitude – Alpenglow
25. My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit
26. Fish and Whistle – John Prine

Happy hiking and cheers to the unknowns!

P.S. I might post some videos of my adventure over on my YouTube channel. You can check that out and subscribe here.

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Comments 1

  • Jhon (jhony) Yermo : May 19th

    Yikes. I guess different tastes but I’m an old guy anyway,.
    Only ones I have even heard of was, •For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield, and •Spirit In the Sky-Norman Greenbaum.


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