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Nine-hundred-mile trail, consisting of footpaths, roads and state bike...

Nine-hundred-mile trail, consisting of footpaths, roads and state bike routes, extends from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Outer Banks.

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Off the beaten path

Multiple sections of the MST are available and accessible directly from the Blue Ridge Parkway between Moses Cone Manor and Bamboo Gap. Use the MST interactive map to identify... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We only had one day to hike on the Blue Ridge. We chose to do two short sections of the Mountains to Sea Trail. The first section we chose was off of the Mt. Pisgah Parking Lot. The sign called it "The Shut In Trail". It was a nice roller-coaster hike - steep uphill at the beginning, then a lot... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Multiple sections of the MST are available and accessible directly from the Blue Ridge Parkway between Moses Cone Manor and Bamboo Gap. Use the MST interactive map to identify days hikes - http://www.ncmst.org/the-trail/interactive-map/. Using two vehicles will help with completing sections that run from Moses Cone to the Thunder Hill overlook, Thunder Hill to Aho Gap and Aho Gap to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

I planed a 3 week backpacking trip starting at clingsmans dome Unfortunately due to family matters I had to come off the trail. However,it was a beautiful trip and I hope to return. It is also amazing for day hikes.

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Hiked from Clingman's Dome to Blowing Rock. Amazing views, some easy walking on old Vandebilt and Cone property. Tough climbing at times especially coming out of Linville Gorge. Something for all level of hikers out there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

The MST is my favorite part of NC. Especially the Falls Lake portion. I am so lucky to have this recreational opportunity so close to my home, but it would be worth traveling to!

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

I have been day hiking the MST over the past year. I have completed about 500 miles of it. It is amazing. You experience nature from rugged mountains, small towns, wooded trails hidden within big city limits, and coastal plains. It is all you could ask for. Anyone can do it! Some parts are a little challenging, but for the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Each year Will & Donna Farmer man a Checkpoint on the Mountains to Sea Trail at Falls Lake to provide assistance & sustinance to the Scouts making the 2014 BSA 24 Hour Boyscout 50 MILE HIKE. The 60 miles Falls Lake Trail portion of the Mountains to Sea Trail are groomed exra special to help provide a safe path for... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

The Mountains to Sea Trail is a series of walking trails across North Carolina from the Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. I've investigated sections along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, NC. These sections are well-described as a series of day hikes in the Blue Ridge Parkway North webpage of the Trail's site: http://www.ncmst.org/the-trail/mst-day-hikes . Some incorporate parts... More 

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