Interactive Map

The interactive map below allows you to explore multiple aspects of the MST – the route across the state, terrain, and satellite imagery. We’ve also added icons to help you find places along the trail where the route has been updated caution as well as photos taken along the trail route by FMST members Camera.

The route on this map depicts the “current” route – the combination trail/backroad route that people use now to complete the MST. New trail is being built each year, and FMST adjusts the “current” route to incorporate that new trail as soon as feasible. The Planned Route page of this website includes maps that depict the “ultimate” trail route.

This interactive map is for overview purposes only. If you are planning a hike, the most comprehensive hiking information is found on the MST Trail Guide page of this website.  Please also check Trail Updates for notice of very recent changes.

The MST Day-Hikes page of this website includes detailed directions for day-hikes in the mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Raleigh-Durham (Triangle) region and the Coastal Plain.

NOTE: The route shown in red and black between Smithfield and the Neusiok Trail (near Havelock and Newport) follows the Coastal Crescent Trail.



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