Trail Angels

//Trail Angels

The MST is fortunate to have many Trail Angels: friendly people who have volunteered to provide assistance to long-distance hikers ranging from local information to lodging and food. We greatly appreciate our Trail Angels’ willingness to give back to the hiking community and the MST. If you are interested in becoming a Trail Angel, please contact Friends through our Volunteer page.

For information about Trail Angels along the trail, click the plus sign to open the entry for the segment you are interested in.

Segment 1A: Clingmans Dome to Waterrock Knob

EB Mile 0.0; WB Mile 68.9
Taylor Made Transportation offers shuttles between Gatlinburg and Clingmans Dome for $15 per person or, with advance reservations, from McGee Tyson Airport to Gatlinburg for $50 per person. Call LeeAnn Girton at 865-206-0757 to make arrangements.

Segment 1A: Clingmans Dome to Waterrock Knob

EB Mile 0.0; WB Mile 49.5
Taylor Made Transportation offers shuttles between Gatlinburg and Clingmans Dome for $15 per person or, with advance reservations, from McGee Tyson Airport to Gatlinburg for $50 per person. Call LeeAnn Girton at 865-206-0757 to make arrangements.

Segment 3: Pisgah Inn to Black Mountain Campground

EB Miles 12.7-46.4; WB Miles 21.3-55.0
Friends staff member Jim Grode offers shuttles, lodging, meals, showers, and laundry to long-distance MST hikers in the Asheville area. Please call Jim at 828-231-6522 or email jgrode@mountainstoseatrail.org a couple of days in advance to make arrangements.

Segment 4: Black Mountain Campground to Beacon Heights

EB Mile 19.7; WB Mile 55.5
Wesley Sawyer offers food, supplies, and shuttle services to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Email Wesley at m.wesley.sawyer@gmail.com at least a day or two in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

Segment 5: Beacon Heights to Devil’s Garden Overlook

EB Miles 11.9-30.2; WB Miles 60.1-78.4
Jerome and Kellie Daley offer local shuttles and room and board to long-distance MST hikers in the Blowing Rock area. Call Jerome at 336-402-1604 at least a couple of days in advance to make arrangements.

Boone Area (approximately EB Miles 25-37; WB Miles 53-65)
David McGuinn offers shuttle services and local information to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Call or text David at 828-406-6676 at least a day or two in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

Near EB Mile 27; WB Mile 63
Michelle Novacek offers long-distance MST hikers lodging, meals, and laundry at her home approximately 1 mile off the MST. If available, she can also provide shuttles, but this will be sporadic. Contact Michelle at 828-265-9830 at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

EB Mile 59.1; WB Mile 30.2
Terry Mohn has offered camping, water, electricity, and WiFi. He lives 0.4 mile from the intersection of the BRP and NC 16 at Horse Gap. His house is at the end of the gravel road where you pass around an iron gate on the southeast side of BRP. Please call ahead (336-813-2397) so Terry and his neighbors know you are coming.

EB Mile 66.2; WB Mile 23.0
Thomas and Theresa Haislip provide free camping with a picnic table, fire pit, water, and clothesline in a field next to their house. At MP 256, across from the driveway leading to Mountain View Lodge, follow Don Bare Rd. for 0.2 mile on west side of BRP, opposite of where MST goes. House can be seen from the road. Please call ahead (336-982-3082).

EB Mile 71.9; WB Mile 18.4
Marc Arnsdorff can provide camping and water. His farm is located on Peak Creek Church Rd., which is on the west side of the BRP, across from Darnell Woodie Rd. His is the 2nd white farmhouse on the right across from an old barn. It is approximately 500 yards off BRP. Please call ahead (336-982-4034).

Segment 6: Devil’s Garden Overlook to Pilot Mountain State Park

Throughout
EVTA has recruited volunteers who can assist hikers on this MST segment. Please call 704-502-2541 or e-mail beanesbees@gmail.com if you need information, a shuttle, or other kinds of help.

EB Miles 31.5-52.4; WB Miles 15.0-35.9
Stephen Dunn offers camping, lodging, laundry, meals, and shuttles to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Call Stephen at 336-468-2008 a couple of days in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

Elkin area (approximately EB Mile 35; WB Mile 33)
Suzanne and Bob Puckett offer lodging, showers, meals, laundry and shuttles to long-distance hikers coming through Elkin. Call or email Suzanne at 336-468-0410 or suzanne63liberty@outlook.com at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Segment 8: Hanging Rock State Park to Bryan Park

EB Miles 44.9-63.9; WB Miles 0.0-19.0
Brian Ellis offers back-yard camping, showers, laundry, meals, resupply help, and shuttles to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Contact Brian at 336-210-6290 at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Segment 9: Bryan Park to Eno River State Park

Durham-Chapel Hill Area
Mary, an MST segment-hiker, offers shuttles, lodging, meals, showers, and laundry facilities to long-distance MST hikers in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Contact her at 252-532-4811 several days in advance to check her availability and make arrangements.

EB Miles 25.7-55.4; WB Miles 4.5-34.2
Caitlin Kelly offers shuttles, showers, laundry facilities, and local information about the Hillsborough area to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Text Caitlin at 720-425-6050 or email catetheirishgal@gmail.com several days in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

EB Miles 40.1-59.9; WB Miles 0.0-19.8
Charlotte Hughes offers food, laundry, showers, and shuttles to long-distance MST hikers in this area. Please call 919-619-2944 or email charlotteh49@gmail.com at least two days in advance to make arrangements.

EB Mile 52.8; WB Mile 7.1
Denise Dickinson offers food, showers, laundry facilities, and lodging to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Please call 919-370-0685 or email denise.m.dickinson@gmail.com at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

EB Mile 53.6; WB Mile 6.5
C&R Ski/Outdoor, 401 Village St., Hillsborough, 27278, 919-732-8998; www.candrski.com. This ski and outdoor store, located approximately 1 mile south of the MST on Old NC 86, offers package pickup/drop-off services and hiker shuttles within a 10-mile radius of the store, as well as light provisions, snacks, and first aid. Call in advance to make arrangements.

EB Mile 55.4; WB Mile 4.5 (0.5 mile from trail)
A strong supporter of the MST offers a delightful campsite by the river with outside shower, a covered deck for inclement weather, and an electric outlet for charging. To arrange a stay, contact the owner ahead of time for availability and directions via email at jalexana@mac.com or text to 941-365-8417.

Segment 10: Eno River State Park to Falls Lake Dam

Entire Segment
Susan Levy offers shuttle services and resupply to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Call Susan at 919-961-7827 or email slevy1@nc.rr.com at least a day or two in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

Durham-Chapel Hill Area
Mary, an MST segment-hiker, offers shuttles, lodging, meals, showers, and laundry facilities to long-distance MST hikers in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Contact her at 252-532-4811 several days in advance to check her availability and make arrangements.

EB Miles 15.1-61.3; WB Miles 15.9-62.4
Betty and Clark Thomas offer shuttles (including for resupply), laundry, a couch for sleeping (2 persons maximum), and meals to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Text Betty at 919-754-7255 at least two to three days in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

EB Miles 19.2-77.4; WB Miles 0.0-58.0
Eric Motzno offers shuttles, lodging, showers, and meals to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Call Eric at 919-830-0886 at least two days in advance to make arrangements.

Segments 11A-16A: Falls Lake Dam to the Neusiok Trail

Mathew Graves offers meals, supplies, and shuttles to long-distance MST hikers in Segments 14B, 15B, 16B, and 11A-16A. Contact Mathew at 910-554-8658 or by email at mlg2726@gmail.com at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Miles 95.0-194.5
Jerry Smith offers shuttles, supply runs, and other logistical help to MST paddlers between Goldsboro and New Bern. To make arrangements call him at 252-933-0221 at least a day or two in advance.

Segment 11B: Falls Lake Dam to Howell Woods

EB Miles 0.0-32.9; WB Miles 35.6-68.5
Ryan “Silver” Houser (AT 2012 and PCT 2015) has offered to help MST hikers with shuttles and lodging in the area between Falls Lake dam and Clayton. He offers a fenced backyard with firepit, showers, and WiFi, within walking distance of the Cameron Village shopping area, downtown Raleigh, a library, and a post office. To make arrangements, please contact him a couple of days in advance by email at rjhouser@ncsu.edu or by phone at 919-930-1456.

EB Miles 0.0-37.7; WB Miles 30.8-68.5
Susan Levy offers shuttle services and resupply to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Call Susan at 919-961-7827 or email slevy1@nc.rr.com at least a day or two in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

EB Miles 11.0-26.3; WB Miles 42.2-57.5
Andi Kostura offers food, water, and shuttle services to long-distance MST hikers between Buffaloe Rd. and Mial Plantation Rd. Contact Andi at andikostura@gmail.com several days in advance to make arrangements.

EB Miles 13.7-14.9; WB Miles 53.6-54.8
Ashley and Jonathan Cole offer pickup/dropoff services, lodging, showers and food to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. However, they cannot house anyone traveling with pets, due to a dog who is friendly with people but can be territorial with other dogs. Call or text 843-617-8074 (Ashley) or 843-610-6947 (Jonathan) or email aeccole@gmail.com a couple of days in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

EB Miles 26-51; WB Miles 17-42
Neve McJoynt-Agbayani (Camino de Santiago 2012, ’14, ’16) offers lodging, meals, shower and laundry facilities, and shuttles for long-distance MST hikers coming through the Clayton area. Contact her by phone, text, or email at 919-961-1014 or Shefollowsshells@gmail.com at least a couple of days in advance to make arrangements.

EB Miles 33.0-52.4; WB Miles 16.1-35.5
Larry and Lisa Bailey offer camping and shuttles to hikers seeking to complete the MST in this portion of the trail, near Clayton. Please call Larry at 919-669-4644 or Lisa at 919-818-9104 or e-mail Larry at lbailey@townofclaytonnc.org at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Segment 12B: Howell Woods to Suggs Mill Pond Game Land

EB Miles 36.9-49.1; WB Miles 14.8-26.8
Greg and Alice Butler offer camping and shuttles to hikers seeking to complete the MST in this portion of the trail, near Roseboro. Please call Greg at 910-385-7957 or Alice at 910-385-7958 or e-mail butlertarheel@gmail.com two or three days in advance to confirm availability and make arrangements.

Segment 13B: Suggs Mill Pond Game Land to Singletary Lake State Park

EB Miles 28.3-38.8; WB Miles 0.0-10.5
Dianne and Carl deAndrade have volunteered to assist hikers with camping, shuttles, water, and information in the area of White Lake. In addition, they can provide lodging and laundry facilities to MST hikers. Please contact Dianne at 910-876-1313 or Carl at carl@whitelake.com. If possible, please contact them at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Segment 14B: Singletary Lake State Park to Holly Shelter Game Land

Entire Segment
Mathew Graves offers meals, supplies, and shuttles to long-distance MST hikers in Segments 14B, 15B, 16B, and 11A-16A. Contact Mathew at 910-554-8658 or by email at mlg2726@gmail.com at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

EB Mile 12.9; WB Mile 63.1
The Kelly Historical Museum, Natmore Rd., Kelly, 28448, allows long-distance MST hikers to obtain water and camp. For permission, call Richard Smith at 910-991-2207. If you do not reach Richard, call Linda Robins at 910-612-8235. Donations to support the museum are greatly appreciated.

Near EB Mile 47; WB Mile 29
Four County Electric Membership Corp. 822 NC 53W, Burgaw, 28425, allows long-distance MST hikers to use their facility overnight, and will provide local shuttle services. The facility has a carpeted floor and shower, but no beds. Contact Dan Allen at 910-874-1706 a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Segment 15B: Holly Shelter Game Land to Stella

Entire Segment
Mathew Graves offers meals, supplies, and shuttles to long-distance MST hikers in Segments 14B, 15B, 16B, and 11A-16A. Contact Mathew at 910-554-8658 or by email at mlg2726@gmail.com at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Entire Segment
Tim (who is also the trail team leader for Segment 15B) and Cathy Supple offer meals, shuttles, local information, and other logistical help to long-distance MST hikers in Segment 15B, and can help with lodging/camping, showers, and laundry. They may also have a bag of trail treats and staged water waiting. Call or text Tim at 813-317-1410 or Cathy at 910-382-1425, ideally about a week in advance, to make arrangements.

Near EB Mile 41.7; WB Mile 48.1
Kim Briggs offers shuttles, camping, and water to long-distance MST hikers in this portion of the trail. Call or text Kim at 910-330-5355 at least a couple of days in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

EB Mile 53.7; WB Mile 36.1
Tim Rice offers camping on his property along the trail at 339 High Hill Rd., Jacksonville. Water is available, but there are currently no restroom facilities. Call 910-347-6861 or simply look for him on the property.

Segment 16B: Stella to the Neusiok Trail

Entire Segment
Mathew Graves offers meals, supplies, and shuttles to long-distance MST hikers in Segments 14B, 15B, 16B, and 11A-16A. Contact Mathew at 910-554-8658 or by email at mlg2726@gmail.com at least a day or two in advance to make arrangements.

Greg Wheat offers shuttle services to long-distance MST hikers throughout the Croatan National Forest. Text Greg at 252-732-1558 at least a couple of days in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

Segment 17: The Neusiok Trail to Cedar Island Ferry

Entire Segment
Greg Wheat offers shuttle services to long-distance MST hikers on the Neusiok Trail and throughout Carteret County. Text Greg at 252-732-1558 at least a couple of days in advance to check availability and make arrangements.

EB Mile 55.3; WB Mile 13.8
Home of Diane Styron, 1995 US 70 E, Stacy, 28581.
Lighthouse Community Church, 2015 US 70 E, Stacy, 28581.
Diane loves meeting MST hikers. She allows camping in her front yard by the fence between the rose bush and the road. Call Diane at 252-225-1116. If Diane is not available, the church will allow camping and use of a water spigot behind the church. A call to Joyce Gaskell at 252-241-8687 is appreciated but not required.

Segment 18: Cedar Island Ferry to Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Throughout
Friends member Allen Poole has volunteered to assist hikers on this MST segment. Please call 252-423-1344 (cell) or 252-473-5421 (home) if you need information, a shuttle, or other kinds of help.

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