We Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Great Smokies.

You are always welcome to join our weekly hiking outings in the beautiful, rugged Smokies and surrounding natural areas here in East Tennessee. Try your hand at some high-elevation trail maintenance on the Appalachian Trail. Participate in conservation efforts to preserve our natural heritage.

Since 1924, the SMHC offers adventure and fun for all kinds of people.. like you. Join us!

Upcoming SMHC Outings and Events for June:

3 – Sat: National Trails Day – 21st Annual AT Workday
4 – Sun: Ramsey Cascades
7 – Wed: Brady Mountain Segment/ Grassy Cove Section Cumberland Trail
10 – Sat: Sugar Run at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
10 – Sat: Cannon Creek Falls Off-Trail
13 – Tues: Gregory Bald
18 – Sun: Gregory Bald
18 – Sun: Rich Mountain Trail
24-25 – Sat-Sun: Roan Mountain Backpack with Sierra Club

Our June Newsletter, with hiking outings, work trips, and events. It contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, and outing descriptions.

SMHC Appalachian Trail Maintainers' Committee is seeking volunteers for AT maintenance activities.

Our group maintains 102 miles of the AT in the Smokies and the Nantahala National Forest. There are lots of ways to help out, ranging from big projects, such as trail relocations and shelter construction, to easy clipping and waterbar cleaning. You can contribute on whatever level you are ready for. We provide all needed tools and training. It's fun work out in the mountains and it is a vital part of making the Appalachian Trail experience a great one for both dayhikers and thru-hikers alike.

If you'd like to find out more about Appalachian Trail Maintainers Committee volunteer activities, contact us and sign up today.