How to Plan for and Hike the Mountains to Sea Trail

So, you’ve saved up enough cash or gotten that new credit card, figured out how to get the time off from work, and you are ready to start planning your next big adventure on the Mountains to Sea Trail! 

Here is all of the information that you will need to put together a successful thru hike:


Find out more about and join the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail nonprofit organization to help promote and maintain the trail! There is also much great information on how to prepare for and hike the trail, including guides and maps by section!

When I hiked the MST in 2012 the best and most comprehensive guide available was Scot “TABA” Ward’s self published MST guide. Not sure the last time it was updated or printed since 2012, but check out his site for many self-published guides: