The Friends of the MST have recently posted this interactive tail map of the MST. http://www.ncmst.org/the-trail/interactive-map/
I found a couple of minor mistakes when they first posted it and reported them but it is a great tool
Looks like it will continue to grow quite a bit with the greenway. I knew there was trail up there but I had no idea the segment was anything close to that long. Not very conducive to doing a loop but a yo-yo or with a shuttle and you'd have an impressive section hike that's not far away at all.
How come this never gets mentioned when people ask about hiking around Raleigh?
Most people today think hiking is going for a walk inside a mall. Since hiking trails do not promote a lot of revenue they do not get much publicity and or advertising. If you want to find out about hiking trails, camping spots ect in an area you almost have to check sites like this one or White Blaze. Another good source for information is your local outdoor store (think REI or your local eqivelant).How come this never gets mentioned when people ask about hiking around Raleigh?
Also check for local out door hiking clubs, local BSA troop and or check with someone who hunts in the area.
When you use a search engine, always try several variations on the subject you are searching for. Also try putting your search phrase in quotes.
Yea it sounds like a good place to do longer hike without having to drive all the way out to the AT.
It sounds like I also need to checkout the tobacco trail between Cary and Durham and I walked just a little ways down one of the trails today at Lake Johnson which provides a nice 5 mile loop that looks like it would be a great spot for a jog.