Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 6
ElevationAscent: 4,629' 1,411 m
Descent: -7,205' -2,196 m
High: 3,653' 1,114 m
Low: 814' 248 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
Current trail conditions
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“The Elkin Valley: Devil’s Garden Overlook to Pilot Mountain State Park”— Jim Grode
Except in Stone Mountain State Park, the trails in this section are almost entirely on private lands. Please stay on the trail and respect the property owners’ privacy. Camp only in the areas shown in the Friends’ trail guide.
Please let business owners and government staff know if you plan to park overnight or longer. If you do not notify anyone at the state parks, they may launch a search to determine that you are not in danger. The other owners and government agencies may tow your car.
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.
This trail segment is “actively under development” by the Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) and local governments that have made completion of the MST a priority. Please contact EVTA to learn how you can get involved.
Land Manager: North Carolina State Parks - Stone Mountain State Park