The Best Day Hikes on North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail
North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail is one of the premier hiking trails in the Southeast. Designed to eventually span over 900 miles, from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the coast on the Outer Banks at Jockey's Ridge, it can certainly be used for long overnight and even multi-month through-hikes.
Yet most of the Mountains to Sea Trail's use comes from shorter day-hikes, either out-and-back along a segment of the trail or by using a portion of it in combination with connecting trails. The following are some of the best day hikes to be found along the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST). Each of these hikes uses at least a segment of the MST, but may continue onto other trails as well.
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