Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Project Scope

Project Client

  • Appalachian Partners in Public Health
  • Elkin Valley Trails Association
  • NC Division of Parks and Recreation

Connecting the Divide

The Stone to Pilot Trail Master Plan outlines recommendations for implementing a 70-mile section of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, connecting two State Parks, four counties, three towns, and many other historical and cultural assets. The planning process involved a public workshop attended by more than 80 residents that generated over 300 ideas. In addition to identifying preferred and alternative trail routes, the plan also addresses trail design, character, and architectural theme for trail support facilities.

The ideas, insight, and barriers shared at the public workshop were examined within each sector to ensure the most meaningful and feasible trail route.