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The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is an 1,175-mile destination trail that crosses North Carolina from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks. It traverses 37 counties, 7 national parks and forests, and nearly a dozen state parks and historic sites. This is the first-ever guide to day hikes along the crown jewel of North Carolina foot trails. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to the outdoors, this official guide from Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is a go-to companion for exploring all the trail has to offer, showcasing everything from scenic mountain vistas to surprising escapes in the state’s Piedmont region and the wonders of coastal plain pocosins (a wetland bog with sandy peat soil and woody shrubs).

Jim Grode, trail resource manager for Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, will introduce the book at Park Road Books and share a brief history of the trail and anecdotes from the creation of the book. He will be joined by Kimberly Brookshire, an MST “Yo-Yo” thru hiker, who will speak more specifically to the local hikes included in the book.

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is a nonprofit organization that brings together communities and volunteers to build, maintain, and improve the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.