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!

SMHC Outings and Events for September:

2 - Sat: Anakeesta Ridge Landslide Scar Off-Trail
2 - Sat: Mouse Creek Falls Via Big Creek
6 - Wed: Grapeyard Ridge - Injun Creek - Rhododendron Creek Loop
9 - Sat: Appalachian Trail Maintenance
10 - Sun: Middle Prong - Lynn Camp Prong - Miry Ridge - Panther Creek
16 - Sat: Snake Den - At - Low Gap Loop
20 - Wed: Alum Cave To Mt Leconte
30 - Sat: Boogerman Trail Loop

** Please note! The Sept. 23 Goshen Prong - Little River Trail outing has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 1. **

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

Coming up in October:

7 - Sat: Appalachian Trail Maintenance
8 - Sun: New Trails Of Fort Dickerson
11-Wed: Sinking Creek Branch of the East Lakeshore Trail
14 - Sat: Yahoo Falls and Sheltowee Trace Loop at Big South Fork
21 - Sat: Hangover From Big Fat Gap
25 - Wed: Bird Mountain Trail in Frozen Head State Park
28 - Sat: Mt Cammerer via Groundhog Ridge Manway (Off-Trail)
28 - Sat: Mt. Cammerer Via Chestnut Branch

Our October 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.