This page lists commercial services that may be available to provide shuttles along the MST. The list includes all commercial services that we are currently aware of. We make no guarantees of their availability or reliability.
If you know of additional providers who should be listed, or providers who are no longer available and should be removed from the list, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the commercial services listed on this page, many of our Trail Angels provide shuttles to long-distance MST hikers for no or minimal charge. For more information about these services, visit our Trail Angels page.
Many of the cities and towns along the trail also have Uber and Lyft services for local shuttles.
Note that the following listings are provided as an information service for those using the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and do not constitute an endorsement by the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail or the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation of the dependability or safety of the service providers in these listings. Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail does not conduct background checks of drivers or ride services, nor verify that they hold any requisite licenses, permits or insurance.
Carolina Bound Adventures
Provides shuttles between the Nantahala Outdoor Center area and Clingmans Dome.
9041 NC 181, Jonas Ridge, 28641
828-595-HIKE or 828-733-2303 (after hours)
Provides shuttles between the Woodlawn Work Center on US 221 (Segment 4 EB Mile 19.7; WB Mile 55.6) and Aho Gap (Segment 5 EB Mile 30.2; WB Mile 60.1), as well as guide services in the Linville Gorge and Harper Creek wildernesses. Their Base Camp, about 5 miles north of the MST on NC 181 (Segment 4 EB Mile 52.8; WB Mile 22.5), also has a store with hiking supplies.
Park Vista Inn
1907 Park Vista Rd., West Jefferson, 28694 (BRP MP 268)
Offers shuttle services in the general area of Segment 5, EB Mile 52.1; WB Mile 38.2, by advance arrangement.
Taylor Made Transportation (LeeAnn Girton)
Offers shuttles between Gatlinburg and Clingmans Dome for $25 per person or, with advance reservations, from McGee Tyson Airport to Gatlinburg for $65 per person.
We are not currently aware of any commercial shuttle providers servicing the Piedmont region.
Frog Hollow Outdoors
614 Trent Dr., Durham, 27705, 919-416-1200
Offers shuttles for the entire length of the Neuse River Paddle Trail; see http://www.froghollowoutdoors.com/nc-piedmont-overnight-trips/neuse-river-paddle-trail-blueway.
In Goldsboro, local transportation companies are available for transport between Old Waynesborough Park and local lodging, dining, and attractions. 24 hour advance notice is appreciated to ensure transportation availability. Local companies include:
At Your Service
BarNew Luxury Transportation