The Mountains-to-Sea Trail – a great way to discover North Carolina

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is North Carolina’s premier hiking trail. The North Carolina state trail stretches 1150 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, stopping at many of our state’s most beautiful places along the way.

What can North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail mean to you? It may mean a short walk with your family on a section near your house. It may mean a weekend backpacking trip. Or it may even mean a challenging, inspiring trek to hike the entire 1150-mile North Carolina state trail. However you experience the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the beauty of North Carolina from Jockey’s Ridge to Clingman’s Dome, will fill you with wonder and joy.

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is the growing group of citizens and volunteers who support the trail. We work all over North Carolina building and maintaining trail, encouraging communities to create new sections of trail, and helping people hike it. You can get involved and help support the trail through Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Plan your hike. Become a member. Volunteer. And start exploring North Carolina, one step at a time! Can’t find the information you were looking for on this site? Email us:

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