The Mountains To Sea Trail goes from the Smokey Mountains and Eastern North Carolina to the beaches of Jockey Ridge State Park.  It its the longest trail in North Carolina.  Check out our Mountains To Sea Trail gear, including 100% organic cotton short & long sleeve tees! We also offer an attractive cap that is screen printed and embroidered.  Our heavy duty vinyl stickers are perfect for placing inside or outside.  We also offer bundle pricing on your favorite Mountains To Sea Trail .  If you have hiked on the Mountains To Sea Trail, drop us a line- we love to hear from "legend" hikers!


Starting at Clingman's Dome (the highest point in Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park), this trail boasts many superlatives. It travels over Mount Mitchell (the highest mountain in the entire Appalachian chain), and through Jockey's Ridge State Park (the highest sand dune on the East Coast). It's also the longest trail in the State, and one of the longest in the Appalachian region.

The footpath is nearly complete in the western part of the state - the mountains - and includes many sections that make for excellent day hikes. It stretches unbroken from near Maggie Valley, NC all the way to Stone Mountain State Park north of Wilkesboro. Only a short stretch near the Smoky Mountains has yet to be routed. For now, only sections of foot path are completed farther east, and these footpath sections are linked with roads and state bicycle routes to form the entire route.

In various contexts, you may hear the trail referred to as the "MST" or "MTS Trail" in lieu of its longer, more formal name.

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