Mountains-to-Sea Trail - Blue Ridge Parkway Segment
Loop Trail? No
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Location: Across the state of North Carolina from TN state line to the Atlantic
State(s): North Carolina
Counties: 37 counties
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North Carolina's Mountains To Sea Trail (MST) stretches from Clingman's Dome in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park to Jockey's Ridge State Park by the Atlantic Ocean. The mainline distance is 908 miles and if an alternate section is followed it is 925 miles. With Ferry Rides, spur trails to scenic overlooks, and side trails to campsites, the adventurous journey is nearly 1000 miles. Its western terminus at Clingman's Dome is 6643 feet in elevation. Its eastern terminus, after reaching sea level, is in Jockey's Ridge State Park's on the highest sand dune (140 feet elevation) of the nation's East Coast.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil
Average Grade: 4%
Maximum Grade: 7%
Elevation Low Point: 2,000
Elevation High Point: 6,053
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2005
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Interactive Map
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
3585 US Hwy 401 South
Louisburg, NC 27549
NC Division of Parks and Recreation
12700 Bayleaf Church Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
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