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Mountains-to-Sea Trail Section Hikes


It's a dream of mine to hike the entirety of the 1,100+ mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail through North Carolina.  With one end anchored in the Great Smoky Mountains and the other at the famous Jockey's Ridge in the Outer Banks, this amazing trail showcases the dizzying variety of The Old North State.  Unfortunately my time has passed for a thru-hike of the trail but, hopefully, section-by-section I can slowly accomplish my goal.  In these albums you'll be able to join me on my quest...


Adventure Log:  228.6 miles



MST Section Hikes by Difficulty Rating


Elkin to Pilot Mountain State Park  (34.80)

Oconaluftee Visitor Center to Docks Gap  (20.70)

Old Bald to Haywood Gap  (19.00)

Traphill Ridge Road to Carter Falls  (17.60)

BRP Visitor Center to Bull Gap  (15.10)

NC-215 to Cherry Cove Overlook  (14.80)

Cherry Cove Overlook to Pisgah Inn  (14.60)

Mt. Mitchell State Park to South Toe Trailhead  (13.60)

French Broad River to BRP Visitor Center  (13.40)

Old Bald to Balsam Gap  (12.70)


Pisgah Inn to Bent Creek Gap  (11.80)

Docks Gap to Waterrock Knob  (11.40)

Waterrock Knob to Balsam Gap  (10.50)

Bent Creek Gap to French Broad River  (10.40)

Craggy Gardens to Balsam Gap  (10.30)


Craggy Gardens to Bull Gap  (9.10)

Haywood Gap to NC-215  (8.30)

Carter Falls to Elkin  (8.10)

Balsam Gap to Mt. Mitchell State Park  (8.00)


Dobson Knob to Pinnacle  (6.60)

Table Rock to Shortoff Mountain  (6.60)

Clingmans Dome to Fork Ridge  (5.40)