Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 3
ElevationAscent: 11,122' 3,390 m
Descent: -13,037' -3,974 m
High: 6,599' 2,011 m
Low: 2,031' 619 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 53% (28°)
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“The High Peaks and Asheville”— Jim Grode
For more information, including camping, lodging, parking, shuttles, and resupply information, as well as detailed, turn-by-turn directions, download a trail guide from the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
Walt Weber and the Carolina Mountain Club have published an excellent, highly detailed, set of maps and profiles for this segment of the MST entitled Trail Profiles and Maps: From the Great Smokies to Mount Mitchell and Beyond. The book is available on Amazon or through a number of outlets in the Asheville area.
The trail in this segment is maintained by the Carolina Mountain Club.
Local Club: Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (Friends)
Apr 12, 2019: MST Friends Gather in Surf City
Mar 4, 2019: Friends Staff Grows; Thanks to a Long-time Volunteer
Land Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District