Mountains to Sea Trail Connection

Mountains to Sea Trail Connection

This past February 1, 2014, I hiked the Mountains to Sea Trail in Stone Mountain Park, attempting to link the Widows Creek Trail with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Due to short daylight hours, a long steep trail and icy conditions, I did not make it to the top. I turned around about the northern Stone Mountain Park boundary. Today, May 3, 2014, I started hiking at Devils Garden Overlook on the Parkway and followed the Mountains to Sea Trail into Stone Mountain Park. Success! I linked up the trails about 3 miles from the Parkway.


The weather was gorgeous - sunny, clear, breezy and temperatures in the 70's.

Along the way, I passed several dozen hikers going in the other direction. The hikers were with a charitable organization from Charlotte, NC, whose role that day was to introduce inner city folks to the outdoors. The organization did a good job. There were many weak hikers who were out of their element and needed guidance on the trail. I got to play Ranger Bob numerous times. A good time was had by (mostly) all.

Bob Laney

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Bob is the site curator and writer of Blue Ridge Outing. Since starting the Blue Ridge Outing travel blog in 2002, Bob has written, recorded and documented countless expeditions in the US and around the world.