By Kate Dixon, Jim Grode and Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Explore an area rich in history—from the Revolutionary War to the New Deal and beyond—on this 66-mile route through Bladen and Pender Counties.
Unique among segments of the MST, Segment 14 also includes a short section of river that requires a boat or ferry ride. If you have access to a kayak, canoe, or SUP, you can paddle the river yourself, or see the “Northeast Cape Fear River” section later in this chapter for information about how to find someone to ferry you.
This segment is a great place to explore by bicycle as well as on foot as all but the river section and a one-mile loop trail in Moores Creek National Battlefield is on roads and multi-use trails.