Take one trail 1,100 miles from the mountains to the sea
Explore North Carolina from one end to the other on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The trail, which stretches from Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks to Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains, will take you on many adventures, crossing the highest mountain in the East at Mount Mitchell and stopping at many of the state’s beautiful places along the way. With ferry rides and side trails to scenic overlooks, the trail is more than 1,100 miles. Volunteers continue to work to blaze the trail through mountains, farms and barrier islands, with temporary routes on back roads and bicycle paths until the handmade trail is complete. You can plan a simple day hike, or tackle multiple trail segments during weeks of travel. Complete the entire trail and have your name added to the exclusive list of hikers.