2019 Gathering of Friends
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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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Nov
3
Sat
all-day Sauratown Trail Closes for Hunti...
Sauratown Trail Closes for Hunti...
Nov 3 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
The Sauratown Trail will be closed for hunting season. Plan to take posted detours when hiking through this section of the MST.
Jan
5
Sat
all-day Annual Hillsborough to Durham En... @ Eno River State Park
Annual Hillsborough to Durham En... @ Eno River State Park
Jan 5 all-day
Annual Hillsborough to Durham Eno River Hike @ Eno River State Park
This annual hike will follow the approximate path the MST will take from Occoneechee Speedway to the Eno River State Park. After leaving the Occoneechee Speedway, we will hike across the new Cates Creek Bridge, follow the James M. Johnston Nature Preserve trail and start bushwhacking as we cross under Hwy 70. The next 5ish miles are[...]
Jan
12
Sat
all-day Upper Haw River Section Workday
Upper Haw River Section Workday
Jan 12 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
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.
Mar
9
Sat
all-day Upper Haw River Section Workday
Upper Haw River Section Workday
Mar 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.
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