On this page you can download 19 chapters of the MST guide. Each chapter provides detailed information about one of the 18 segments of the trail or the alternate paddle route. (To learn more about the location of each trail segment, visit the trail segment page of this website, or click on the checkbox “trail segments” on the interactive Google map.) The guides are available in print as three regional trail guides in our online store or at booksellers and outdoor stores.
In addition to the trail guides, we have partnered with The Hiking Project to provide mapping, downloadable gps tracks, and other hiking information for the MST. Get the entire trail or see individual segments below.
Please send comments and suggestions about the guides to Jim Grode, Trail Resource Manager, at email@example.com.
Note: We are currently redesigning our trail guides in an electronic-only format to make them easier to update and use. We will be transitioning to the new guides in the first quarter of 2021, but meanwhile learn more about the changes and download updated sample guides for Segments 8 and 12 here. Until the transition, other segment guides remain available below.
Peak to Peak: Clingmans Dome to Waterrock Knob (Revised 8-5-2019)
The Balsams: Waterrock Knob to Pisgah Inn (Revised 8-5-2019)
The High Peaks and Asheville: Pisgah Inn to Black Mountain Campground (Revised 8-5-2019)
Gorges, Peaks & Waterfalls: Black Mountain Campground to Beacon Heights (Revised 8-5-2019)
The High Country: Beacon Heights to Devils Garden Overlook (Revised 8-5-2019)
The Elkin Valley: Devils Garden Overlook to Pilot Mountain State Park (Revised 4-14-2020)
Rivers, Railroads & Lakes: Hanging Rock State Park to Greensboro’s Bryan Park (Revised 12-14-2020)
Revolution & Textiles: Greensboro’s Bryan Park to Eno River State Park (Revised 4-4-2018)
Eno River & Falls Lake: Eno River State Park to Falls Lake Dam (Revised 4-4-2018)
Neuse River Greenways & the Let’Lones: Falls Lake Dam to Howell Woods (Revised 2-6-2019)
The Neuse River Paddle Route: Smithfield to the Neusiok Trail (Revised 2-6-2019)
Agricultural Heartland: Howell Woods to Suggs Mill Pond (Revised 12-14-2020)
Carolina Bay Country: Suggs Mill Pond to Singletary Lake State Park (Revised 2-6-2019)
Land of History: Singletary Lake State Park to Holly Shelter Game Land (Revised 2-6-2019)
The Onslow Bight & Jacksonville: Holly Shelter Game Land to Stella (Revised 2-6-2019)
The Croatan and Neusiok Trail: Stella to Oyster Point Campground (Revised 2-6-2019)
Down East North Carolina: Oyster Point Campground to Cedar Island Ferry (Revised 2-6-2019)
The Outer Banks: Cedar Island Ferry to Jockey’s Ridge State Park (Revised 2-6-2019)