Mountains to Sea Trail

Celebrate North Carolina from Murphy to Manteo — Photo By Robert Stephens

The NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail stretches 1150 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Great Outdoor Provision Co. is a supporter of the expansion and maintenance of the trail. It is part of North Carolina’s renowned state park system, and the trail crosses land managed by a diversity of federal, state and local agencies. Along the way, it passes through many small, historic towns which allow hikers to experience the culture and friendliness of North Carolina’s people as well as its extraordinary natural beauty.

Each May, we celebrate the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

This annual fundraising event benefits “Our State Trail” which stretches nearly 1000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks over rugged Blue Ridge mountains and Piedmont foothills, through swamps and pocosins in the coastal plain, and along remote beaches of the Outer Banks.

MST Month is a made up of a series of family friendly events which include:

 

The MST is part of North Carolina’s renowned state park system, and the trail crosses land managed by a diversity of federal, state and local agencies. Along the way, it passes through many small, historic towns which allow hikers to experience the culture and friendliness of North Carolina’s people as well as its extraordinary natural beauty.

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is the vibrant citizen support group which raises money and organizes volunteers to build, protect and promote the trail. They work all over North Carolina building and maintaining trail, encouraging communities to create new sections of trail, and helping people hike it. In July 2011, Outside magazine voted the MST the “Best Through-Hike You’ve Never Heard Of” in its feature on America’s Best Trails. You can get involved and help support the trail through Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Plan your hikeBecome a memberVolunteer. And start exploring North Carolina, one step at a time!

AT A GLANCE: The Mountains-to-Sea-Trail

Fun Facts About the MST

Interesting Stories About the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

A Walk in the Woods, part II: Great trails for beginning hikers

Picking the right trail for your first outing is crucial.

Big Dig Completes Watauga Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Enjoy this fantastic video by Randy Johnson about this year's Big Dig in Watauga County....

900+ miles later, Diane Van Deren reaches Jockey’s Ridge

Diane completes the MST in 22 days, 5 hours and 3 minutes after leaving Clingman’s Dome on the Tennessee border.

A taste of North Carolina adventure

Craggy mountaintops, great views and a sense of being in a much less civilized locale.