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“Even if you only hike a portion...”

Ranked #1,406 of 2,882 things to do in North Carolina
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Owner description: Nine-hundred-mile trail, consisting of footpaths, roads and state bike routes, extends from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Outer Banks.
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Even, if you only have an hour to spare outside of more traditional sights in Pisgah Forest, hike a portion of this trail! We were so glad we did! Don't count on nearby port-a-potty facilities, though. At the start of our hike there was a restroom nearby. When we returned, it was hauled away!

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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 of ups and downs. We hiked about 1.5 miles and turned around. Nice views - there were a few lookout points.

Following lunch at the nearby Pisgah Inn Restaurant, we hiked the trail that started at the 402.6 mile marker. It was a one mile hike to the next overlook. This hike had less of an uphill incline but still some elevation gain.

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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 Goshen Creek. We regularly park our cars at each end and make the one way trek on each section. Avoid the crowds at the Cone Manor, Bass Lake and Price Park. Look for the MST signage and go off the beaten path!

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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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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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