You may have heard that we’ve been working on a new digital format for our MST Segment Guides to make them more user-friendly and easier to update quickly with the latest route information. We’re excited to announce that we’ve just published the first set of new guides—Segments 6-10 on the Piedmont! The mountain and coastal segments will follow shortly. We plan to update the guides frequently, so check back often.

Each guide will have a revision date, so you’ll be able to see if you have the most current version. These digital guides will completely replace the printed Piedmont and Coastal guidebooks, which will not be reprinted as they go out of stock. There will also be digital guides for the mountain sections, but we will continue to offer a printed version of the mountain guidebook as that route changes much less frequently.

As a member benefit, current members of Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail have unlimited free access to all digital trail guides, including updates. If you’re a current member, click here to learn how to access the trail guides. (The process to access the guides the first time is a bit complicated, so be sure to look at the instructions. After the first time, you should have no problems.)

Non-members can purchase the guides at a reasonable cost. Simply go to the Trail Guides page on our website or directly to our online store. To learn more about becoming a member to receive free guides and other benefits, click here.

We hope you’ll find the guides useful, and we hope to see you on the MST soon!