The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) spans 1175 miles across the beautiful state of North Carolina. The western terminus is located at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains and the eastern terminus at Jockey’s Ridge at the Outer Banks. Along the trail, you will see mountain vistas, rolling Piedmont farms, weathered tobacco barns, coastal swamps, pine forests, lighthouses and sand dunes all connected by large cities and quaint communities like Mebane. What makes the MST so unique is that it can be hiked, biked and paddled. Over 200 miles awaits the adventurous paddler along the Neuse River. The entire trail map can be found here.
Segment 9 is known as the Revolution and Textiles segment. Starting in Greensboro at Bryan Park and traveling 60 miles to the Eno River State Park in Durham. Segment 9 is home to two trail communities, Hillsborough and Mebane.
HOW WE HELP
Mebane Trail Rangers (MTR) volunteer in several capacities to support the MST. The MTR are currently marking Mebane’s portion of the trail to include MST signage. The signage will notify hikers that they are on the correct trail. Signs will be placed near Hwy 70, the Community Park, Clay Street, Fifth Street and Stagecoach to Lebanon Road. MST signs will also raise the community’s awareness of the trail.
Several MTR serve as Trail Angels. Trail Angels are volunteers who provide assistance to hikers along the MST. Typically Trail Angels offer some or all of the following; lodging/camping, showers, meals, laundry, shuttles and more. YOU determine your level of comfort and what assistance you want to offer. If you are interested in becoming a Trail Angel, contact Jim Grode, Resource Trail Manager at [email protected]
MTR provide maintenance along the MST and can be found volunteering in Alamance and Orange counties. Trail workdays can be found here.
The MTR is a member of The Friends of the MST along with several individual members. Funds from membership help build and maintain the trail. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the MST, click here.