Plan Your Hike
Descriptions of the 38 Sections of the MST.
Print and online resources for the MST.
Take a look at the beauty along the MST - Photo Gallery
MST Trail Conditions - MST Log Book
MST Day Hikes and Backpacking Trips - Click here
Hiking Safety - Click here
MST Thru-hiking Workbook, how to plan your thru-hike on the MST - Click here
Suggested Backpacking Gear - Click here
For information about books on the MST - Click here
Camping and Lodging on the MST
The MST does not have a system of campsites and shelters such
as the Appalachian Trail. As a result, if you plan to be on the MST
overnight, you should use the resources provided here for designated campsites,
campgrounds, shelters, motels and other lodging. The FMST does not condone or support any illegal
camping, trespassing on public or private lands, or stealth camping. Some areas, such as the
Blue Ridge Parkway, has very limited campgrounds. Park rangers are known to give citations for
camping at unauthorized locations.
Submit your Hiking Trip Information Here
Finished hiking a
section of the MST? Did you see an issue on the trail that the FMST needs
to address? Want to offer suggestions about the trail? We need you to
help be our eyes and ears on the MST!
email your MST hiking experience and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FMST will then submit a trail maintenance
request to the proper Task Force leaders and keep on eye on sections in
question. Keep checking back with us!