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The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is North Carolina’s state hiking trail.

It stretches 1175 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, stopping at many of our state’s most beautiful places along the way.

What is the MST? The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is as diverse as North Carolina. Along the trail, you may see mountain vistas, rolling Piedmont farms, picture postcard colonial towns, weathered tobacco barns, old textile villages, country churches, rushing mountain streams, coastal swamps, hardwood and pine forests, lighthouses, sand dunes, miles of seashore, and friendly people. 680 miles of the route are on trail, and connecting backroads and an optional paddle route allow hikers to trek across the state.

What can the MST mean to you? It may mean a short walk with your family near your home.  It may mean a weekend backpacking trip with friends. Or it may mean a challenging, inspiring trek of 1175 miles across North Carolina.  However you experience the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the beauty of North Carolina will fill you with wonder and joy.

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is the growing community of members and volunteers who support the trail, an official unit of the North Carolina State Park System. We work statewide building and maintaining trail, encouraging communities to create new sections of trail, and helping people hike it. You can get involved and help support the trail.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
26
Sat
all-day Eno River Section Trail Workday @ 4390 Old Cole Mill Road, Eno River State Park
Eno River Section Trail Workday @ 4390 Old Cole Mill Road, Eno River State Park
Jan 26 all-day
Eno River Section Trail Workday @ 4390 Old Cole Mill Road, Eno River State Park | North Carolina | United States
We will repair the Pea Creek and Dunnigans Trail. Meet at 9 am at the parking at 4390 Old Cole Mill Road. If you plant to work all day, bring lunch. Wear appropriate work clothes, boots or solid[...]
Feb
9
Sat
all-day Upper Haw River Section Workday
Upper Haw River Section Workday
Feb 9 all-day
Upper Haw River Section Workday
Details TBA. To attend this workday, or be added to the Upper Haw River workday notification message, please contact Greg Yahn at gregyahn99@gmail.com.
Feb
16
Sat
all-day Pisgah National Forest 5th Annua... @ Wolf Pit Trail
Pisgah National Forest 5th Annua... @ Wolf Pit Trail
Feb 16 all-day
Pisgah National Forest 5th Annual Wolf Pit Trail Workday @ Wolf Pit Trail
We will work jointly with the US Forest Service on the Wolf Pit Trail. Work will range from trimming to moderate and intensive trail work. We will complete work by about 1 pm. Bring daypack, gloves, lunch or[...]
Feb
23
Sat
all-day Eno River Section Trail Workday @ Cabe Lands Parking, Eno River State Park
Eno River Section Trail Workday @ Cabe Lands Parking, Eno River State Park
Feb 23 all-day
Eno River Section Trail Workday @ Cabe Lands Parking, Eno River State Park | Durham | North Carolina | United States
We will repair the Cabe Lands Trail. Details TBA. To attend this workday and/or to be added to the Eno River workday notification email list, please contact FMST Task Force Leader Fred Dietrich at fred.dietrich@duke.edu.
Mar
2
Sat
all-day Falls Lake Trail Workday
Falls Lake Trail Workday
Mar 2 all-day
Falls Lake Trail Workday
We will work starting a 9am at the Barton boat ramp. Details, TBA. To be added to the email notification list to receive Falls Lake workday announcements and details, email bbrown@mountainstoseatrail.org.
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