The most used overland migration routes were:
Boston Post Road-a mail trail between Boston and New York in the 17th century.
Braddock’s Road- military trail that was the first overland route through the Allegheny Mountains.
California Trail: this trail and the Oregon Trail ran side by side until it crossed the Rockies.
Fall Line Road-from Pennsylvania and Maryland to the Carolinas before 1750’s.
Forbes Road- military road from Harrisburg to Fort Dusquesne during the French and Indian War.
Great Valley Road-road used to migrate to western Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee in colonial America.
King’s Highway-old post routes that traveled from Maine to Georgia.
Mohawk Trail-main route for traveler’s making their way west.
Mormon Trail-Mormon’s traveled this 1,400 mile route from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah between 1847 and 1869.
Natchez Trace-only route to Old Southwest that ran from Lexington, Kentucky to Natchez, Mississippi before 1806.
National Road-ran from Wheeling, West Virginia to Vandalia, Illinois but railroad eliminated the need for it. Also known as the Cumberland Trail or National Pike.
Oregon Trail-pioneers from Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois traveled 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri to the Columbia River area of Oregon from 1841 to 1869.
Upper Road-route from Fredericksburg to the Carolinas.
Wilderness Road-route traveled through Kentucky and the lower Ohio Valley.
Zane’s Trace-settlers used this to cross the Ohio River.