The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST)
is a long-distance trail
that runs across North Carolina
from the Great Smoky Mountains
to the Outer Banks
. The trail's western endpoint is at Clingman's Dome
, where it connects to the Appalachian Trail
in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
. Its eastern endpoint is in Jockey's Ridge State Park
on the Outer Banks. A recent addition to the trail is the Haw River Trail
which begins at Haw River State Park in Guilford and Chatham Counties and continues to Cane Creek in southern Alamance County
Roughly 40% of the trail is complete, with several disconnected segments across the state.
The trail is a part of the North Carolina State Trails Program which is a section of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.
The segments of MST along the Blue Ridge Parkway were designated as National Recreation Trail in 2005.
The trail passes through: