The hippie trail is a varying series of overland routes from Europe to destinations in Asia including India, North Africa, and Pakistan. From the late 1950s through the 1970s, the trip was undertaken by hundreds of thousands, or possibly millions, of mostly Europeans and North Americans in their twenties, teens, and thirties, although people older and younger also journeyed. Spiritual enlightenment, drugs, free love, and exotic travel were some of their reasons for setting out.
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 3p.