MST Birthday Hike
September 6 - September 8
Join us the weekend of September 6 – 8 to hike in celebration of the MST’s 42nd birthday!
We’ve planned several fun ways for you to take part:
Group hikes in Trail towns across the MST. MST birthday hikers will conquer new territory with local and knowledgeable guides. We know hikers love to hang around a place and explore so we encourage you to make a weekend of it. Check out the restaurants, breweries, retailers and locals who support the MST in these great trail towns.
42-Mile Challenge. Hike 42 miles on the MST in one weekend and raise funds for the Birthday Fund. Join GetGoingNC’s Joe Miller for a guided hike in Segment 5, most likely to be based out of Julian Price Park near Blowing Rock and exploring 42 miles of the trail. Logistics are still being sorted, but with Joe and crew involved, this will be a fun and meaningful way to celebrate the MST’s 42nd. If 42 miles are too daunting for you, there are shorter options too.
Hike on your own! Hike with your family, dog, troop, or just yourself on the MST sometime over the weekend. We still want to count you in our official hiker tally, so we’ll ask you sign a pledge to hike beforehand and report your hike afterwards.