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    • 02/24/2024

    Kenneth and Helen Warren served the SMHC in many ways from the 1970s through the 1990s. Ken was the Handbook Editor for 13 years, ably assisted by spouse Helen. This hike is a moderate way to ease into off-trail hiking; much of the description below is taken from the 1989 Handbook, published under Ken and Helen’s stewardship.

    During the 1930’s the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built a system of mid-elevation trails connecting Elkmont and Cades Cove. These trails cross the spurs and creeks coming off the state line ridge and stay primarily between the 3000 and 4000 ft elevations. Much of this trail system has been abandoned; only portions remain as part of the Park official trail system. We will locate and follow remains of the segment of the middle-elevation trail that passes through Green Camp Gap to connect the Middle Prong Trail with an abandoned railroad grade that follows Thunderhead Prong. This may not be easy in places but there has been occasional maintenance by elves, so it should be possible with reasonable effort. Besides dealing with vegetation such as rhododendron, greenbrier and blackberry, it will be necessary to rock hop or wade across Sams Creek, Shut-In Creek, and Thunderhead Prong before the day is over. Hike: 7.4 miles, although largely off-trail this hike is rated moderate. Contact one of the leaders for meeting time and place.

    Leaders: Steve Dickinson and Mike Harrington

    To register, contact the leaders directly. You can find contact information in the February 2024 newsletter writeup for this hike.

    • 02/24/2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • Big Ridge State Park Office, 1015 Big Ridge Park Rd, Maynardville, TN 37807
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    Big Ridge State Park is a 3,687 acre park located off Hwy 61. We will hike an elongated figure eight of about 9 miles. Our route will take us over a CCC dam that separates the 49 acres Big Ridge Lake from Norris Lake. There are traces of the nineteenth and early twentieth century inhabitants. With the leaves off the trees there will be good views from the ridge lines of Loyston Sea. There are no high elevations in the park but we will cross and recross parallel ridges. Total elevation gain will be over 1700 ft. The Indian Rock Trail does involve a very steep decent to get to our planned lunch spot on Norris Lake near the marker for the site of a fort built in the 1780’s. The hike will start from the Visitor Center/Park Office. After turning off Highway 61, pass the tennis courts and turn left at the small stone building that was the old Park Office. We will gather near the electric car charging stations. There are restrooms at the Park Office. Hike is rated moderately difficult. Carpool from Hardees at 107 Buffalo Rd, Clinton. Be ready to leave by 8:00 a.m. Roundtrip of 24 miles at $0.07/mile = $1.68 (round to $2) for the driver. Or meet at the Park Office at 1015 Big Ridge Park Road, at 8:30 a.m.

    Leader: Randy Mitchell

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/02/2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Yellow Creek Trailhead, Yellow Creek Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771
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    Join in on the first work trip of 2024 as we meet at the Yellow Creek Gap AT crossing in the Nantahala National Forest. This hike will focus on a few areas North of Cable Gap Shelter using mattocks, rakes and shovels to reclaim short sections of trail corridor using cribbing where needed. The overall hike distance is less than 8 miles out and back over moderate terrain. The trailhead at Yellow Creek adjacent to the AT has lots of parking and the area generally has cell coverage. Bring gloves, eye protection and any PPE you find useful along with lunch and water. From NC 28 turn onto Upper Tuskeegee Road and drive approximately 2.8 miles. From NC 129 (Topoco Road) turn onto Yellow Creek Road and drive 8.9 miles. Meet at Yellow Creek trailhead at 10:00 a.m. For more information, call trip leader.

    Leader: Randy Bullock
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/09/2024
    • 9:15 AM
    • Lost Creek Falls and Cave parking area, White’s Cave Rd, Sparta TN
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    The Tennessee State Natural Area’s website states that “Lost Creek State Natural Area is a diverse area situated on the western flank of the Cumberland Plateau. Its scenic highlight is the beautiful Lost Creek Falls in White County. Lost Creek Falls is geologically similar to its nearby cousin, Virgin Falls, in that the creek emerges from large spring, or collapsed cave on top, drops over the 40’ falls, and disappears underground again.” This hike includes the Lost Creek Falls and Cave loop, the Rylander Cascades trail to Virgin Falls, with out and back to Dry Creek Falls. From Virgin Falls we will hike a loop to Sheep Cave, and to the backcountry campsite on Caney Fork. Total approximately 11 miles, 900 feet elevation gain. Rated Difficult. Carpool hikers can meet at Lowes, Harriman, 1800 Roane State Hwy and be ready by 7:30 am to drive 1 hour 30 minutes, 75 miles one way to the Lost Creek Falls and Cave Trailhead. All hikers meet at Lost Creek Falls and Cave parking area on White’s Cave Rd, Sparta TN and are ready to start hiking by 9:15 am ET. All times are EASTERN…NOT Central. Be aware your phone may switch to Central. There are no restrooms at Lost Creek trailhead. Riders plan to pay exact change in cash to drivers, $10.50, (OK to round up to $11.00. Rate: $0.07 per mile x150 miles RT).

    Leader: Larry Johnson

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/09/2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge
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    Meet at the visitor parking lot just inside the entrance to the Arboretum at 10:00AM. We will experience the variety of trails and winter scenery for about 2 miles through the woods and grounds of this local treasure. We just might see some signs of some early spring sproutings. The Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Avenue on the way into Oak Ridge.

    Leader: Priscilla Clayton

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/13/2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Cherokee Orchard Lot A, Gatlinburg, GSMNP
    • 18
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    Qualifying Centennial Challenge Hike

    After the club was organized on October 27, 1924, the first hike scheduled was on December 6, 1924. Led by A.G. “Dutch” Roth, the hike went to Mount LeConte from Cherokee Orchard with eight hikers. There was no trail then; hikers followed LeConte Creek up the mountain, past and above the falls. In the 1930’s the Civilian Conservation Corps built today’s trail on a more roundabout route. We start the hike at the trail head near Rainbow Falls Parking Lot A and ascend along the creek to the falls at mile 2.7. Continuing, we reach LeConte Lodge at mile 6.7. Return the same way. The Lodge will not yet be open for the season. Total miles 13.4 with about 4,000 ft. elevation gain. Be prepared for possible late winter snow and ice, micro spikes recommended. Rated very difficult. Carpooling recommended due to parking considerations. Meet at Cracker Barrel 1510 Cracker Barrel Lane, Knoxville (exit 398) at 6:00 a.m. Drive 70 miles roundtrip @ $0.07 = $4.90 to the driver (OK to round to $5). Or meet at Cherokee Orchard Lot A at 7:30 a.m.

    Leader: Randy Mitchell

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/16/2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Townsend Wye parking, GSMNP
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    This classic hike allows us to experience the Smokies with relatively easy access, just off the Townsend “Y.” From the trailhead, we have a steady, gradual ascent of about 1200 feet through deciduous and pine forest. There are beautiful views of the Smokies to the left, including Thunderhead Mountain, Townsend and Tuckaleechee Cove to the right, views easier to appreciate in the winter. At 4.3 miles we intersect Schoolhouse Gap Trail, our turn-around point. Hike 8.4 miles rated moderate. Carpool from Kroger 244 S Hall Road, Alcoa, meet on the side of the building near the old KARM store at 8:00a.m. Roundtrip 40 miles @ $0.07 = $2.80 to the driver (ok to round) or meet at the Wye parking lot in Townsend at 9:00 a.m.

    Leaders: Johnny Lee and Keith Blanton

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/20/2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Gregory Ridge Trailhead, Forge Creek Road, Cades Cove, GSMNP
    • 22
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    Qualifying Centennial Challenge Hike

    When the Smokies were being considered for a national park, one of the areas showcased to Washington dignitaries was Gregory Bald. We will start by climbing the Gregory Ridge Trail followed by a short section of the Gregory Bald Trail which opens up to the bald. Once there we will explore the ten acres of an amazing grassy meadow with (hopefully) stunning views. We will return the same way. The hike is 11.3 miles with an elevation gain of 3,000 ft. Rated difficult. Be prepared for winter-like conditions, micro spikes may be needed. Meet 6:00 a.m. at Kroger in Alcoa to carpool 70 miles @ $0.07 = $5.00 to reimburse the driver. Or meet at the Gregory Ridge Trailhead off Forge Creek Road in Cades Cove at 7:30 a.m.

    Leader: Randy Mitchell

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/23/2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • Alum Cave trailhead, Gatlinburg, GSMNP
    • 16
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    Qualifying Centennial Challenge Hike

    When about 20 YMCA members from Knoxville hiked to Mt. Le Conte and Cliff Top in 1924 (via a different route than we'll take), the idea for a “Smoky Mountains Hiking Club” was born. Mt. Le Conte is iconic in its own right, and certainly iconic for SMHC. Let’s take one of the most beautiful routes to the top: Alum Cave Trail. It is 5 miles to Le Conte Lodge, and another .5 mile to Cliff Top, where we’ll hope to have lunch (we may seek a more sheltered area, depending on the weather). Le Conte Lodge will not officially open until Monday, March 25. Since March can still be quite cold, and the trail might have patches of ice, be prepared to bring micro-spikes or the like. The leader will communicate closer to hike- time with recommendations. Rated Moderate to Difficult, 11 miles RT and ~2,700 ft. climb. The leader strongly encourages carpooling from Sugarlands Visitor Center with a meet-up there at 6:30 am, on the restroom side. We'll meet at the Alum Cave trailhead ready to start by 7:00 am. Carpool fee for 18 miles RT @ $.07/mile = $1.25.

    Leaders: Diane Petrilla and Eric Sundstrom

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/30/2024

    Ernie Dickerman led essentially the same hike that we are planning in 1964. In the handbook write-up for the March 15 hike that year he said, “Little Dudley and Big Dudley will be along as our native guides, but as they usually give out before reaching the top, don’t count on these two streams to lead you all the way.” Ernie was a strong advocate for wilderness designation in the Smokies before and after the Wilderness Act was passed that year. The first schedule of hikes for SMHC in 1926 listed a hike on September 18-19 to Round Top via Gatlinburg on trail number 5. Altitude 4900 feet. Distance 5 Miles. Over the following years of hiking in the Smokies by the club, there have been numerous other hikes on this mountain, climbing it from all sides. On this hike we will start from the Gatlinburg Community Center, hike across HWY 321 to Big Dudley Creek where we will mostly follow old roads but with some off-trail hiking to the Levi Ogle place on the Grapeyard Ridge Trail. From here we will continue up this creek on an old road for a while then bushwhack on to the crest of Mount Winnesoka at the summit of Round Top. Our descent will be down the dividing ridge between Dudley Creek and Roaring Fork Creek then dropping down to Little Dudley Creek and following it back to near the beginning. Hike around 9 miles with 3 ½ miles off-trail and the other on unmaintained old roads. Rated difficult. Contact one of the leaders for the meeting time and place. Leaders: Ed Fleming and Mike Harrington

    To register, contact the leaders directly. You can find contact information in the March 2024 newsletter writeup for this hike.

    • 03/30/2024
    • 03/31/2024
    • Tremont, GSMNP
    • 6
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    We plan to hike up Middle Prong and Greenbrier Ridge Trails to the AT and Derrick Knob Trail Shelter where we spend the night along with possible through hikers. After resting up a bit we will hike southbound on the AT a mile or so and perform some light trail maintenance such as trimming vegetation, small blowdown removal and waterbar cleaning. We will return to the shelter for the night. In the morning after packing up, we will head northbound on the AT and continue working on the trail over to Buckeye Gap and the Miry Ridge Trail. There we head downhill to the Lynn Camp Prong trail and return to Middle Prong and back to the cars. Hike 8.3 miles plus 2-3 miles on the AT Saturday with 3000 ft. elevation gain and 12.7 miles on Sunday. Rated Difficult. Drive 60 miles RT. Please register in advance with a leader. We plan to reserve several bunks at the trail shelter.

    Leaders: Tim Bigelow and Steve Dunkin

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 03/30/2024
    • 7:55 AM
    • Outback Steakhouse, Merchants Dr., Knoxville, TN
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    The White Rocks signaled early settlers that they were about twenty miles, or a day’s journey, from Cumberland Gap. Today it provides a destination for determined hikers (who will climb 1700' in 3 miles) with a wonderful view of Powell River valley and beyond. After leaving White Rocks we will visit Sand Cave, a huge rock shelter carpeted in fine sand. Then we will head back down the mountain. The hike is 9 miles rated moderate. Meet at Outback Steakhouse on Merchants Dr. at 7:55 a.m. Drive 140 miles RT @ 7 cents = $9.80.

    Leaders: David Smith and Val Beers

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 04/06/2024
    • Fontana Dam Visitors Center, 40 Fontana Dam Rd, Fontana Dam, NC 28733

    This work trip will focus on treadway rehab in the section between Fontana Dam and Campsite 113/Birch Springs. Specific locations of work will be based on prioritization of work needed. The SMHC Newsletter will provide details on what to bring and where we will meet.

    Leader: Franklin LaFond
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 05/04/2024
    • Davenport Gap Trailhead, TN 32 / NC284, I-40 Exit 451, Waterville, NC

    This work trip will focus on treadway rehab in the section between Davenport Gap and Mt Cammerer. Specific locations of work will be based on prioritization of work needed. The SMHC Newsletter will provide details on what to bring and where we will meet.

    Leaders: Franklin LaFond
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 05/11/2024
    • 05/16/2024
    • Konnarock Trail Crew

    This work trip will support the annual A.T. Konnarock Trail Crew in the National Forest. Each year, volunteers from across the country sign up for this ATC Sponsored summer trail crew, over a week long period. This year, the crew will be working South of Yellow Creek Gap near Fontana Lake in western North Carolina. Crew work on this steep mountainside area consists of constructing log cribbing and steps, tread definition, and drainage improvements. Worksites are approximately ½ to 1 mile from the trailhead. Car camping is available on a vehicle accessible gated Forest Service road. SMHC volunteers that participate for 3 or more days on the project will receive a commemorative ATC Trails Crew T-Shirt.

    Leaders: Franklin LaFond and Randy Bullock
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 05/11/2024
    • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Appalachian Clubhouse, Elkmont, GSMNP
    • 100

    Save the date for the SMHC Centennial “Tom and Meta Dewine Fish Fry and Vaughn Browder Square Dance” celebration on May 11 beginning at 4:30 at the Appalachian Club located at Elkmont in GSMNP. SMHC held regular fish fry events and also square dances over many of the early years of the club as social events, banquets and election picnics. Plans are being finalized to celebrate and relive this history which will include a fish dinner and then a square dance. We’ve lined up old time square dance caller Leo Collins and friends and live music from Boogertown Gap and friends. Further details and registration will be available soon. Attendance will be limited to 100.

    • 06/01/2024
    • GSMNP

    Join us to celebrate our club’s 27th annual NTD event! Each year, nearly 100 volunteers come out help rehab the 12 mile long, high use trail sections, between Double Springs and Icewater Springs shelters. Volunteers are divided into teams of 6-8 individuals and assigned to work a section roughly 1-1.5 miles long. A picnic style meal and door prizes are provided at the end of the workday. Registration for this event is required at least 2 weeks in advance. A link to the registration form will be added to our website and published in our newsletters beginning in April.

    • 07/13/2024
    • Nantahala National Forest

    This work trip will focus on treadway rehab in the Nantahala National Forest between The Nantahala Outdoor Rafting Center and Fontana Dam. Specific locations of work will be based on prioritization of work needed. The SMHC Newsletter will provide details on what to bring and where we will meet.

    Leaders: Franklin LaFond
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 08/03/2024
    • GSMNP

    Each season, several hundred pounds of hardwood mulch are used at each of our backcountry privies to aid in proper composting. This work trip will focus on packing mulch to one or more of our backcountry privy locations that is less than 5 miles from the trailhead. Mulch is put in 20 lb. bags for carrying. The club has extra backpacking-style backpacks if needed. The SMHC Newsletter will provide details on what to bring and where we will meet.

    Leader: Franklin LaFond
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 09/07/2024
    • Cosby Campground

    This work trip will focus on treadway rehab in the section between Mt Cammerer Fire Tower and Camel Gap. Access to the work area will be via the 2.5 mile Low Gap Trail, starting at the Cosby Campground. Specific locations of work will be based on prioritization of work needed. The SMHC Newsletter will provide details on what to bring and where we will meet.

    Leader: Mark Shipley
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 10/12/2024
    • Newfound Gap, GSMNP

    This work trip will focus on treadway rehab in the section between Newfound Gap to Icewater Springs. This is our most heavily used section of trail, and it sees a lot of wear each season. Specific locations of work will be based on prioritization of work needed. The SMHC Newsletter will provide details on what to bring and where we will meet.

    Leader: Franklin LaFond
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 11/02/2024
    • GSMNP

    November is time to start winding down the trail maintenance season. This work day will be focused on cleaning, sharpening, repairing, inventorying, and storing the club’s tools for the winter. The SMHC Newsletter will provide details on what to bring and where we will meet.

    Leader: Franklin LaFond
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

Past events

02/17/2024 Rich Mountain Loop/Crooked Arm Ridge/Indian Grave Gap Loop
02/14/2024 Wednesday Hike: Loyston Point, Norris
02/10/2024 Canal & Baker Hollow Branches of the East Lakeshore Trail
02/07/2024 Wednesday Hike: Baskins Creek/Grapeyard Ridge
02/03/2024 Haw Ridge Park
01/28/2024 Baskins Creek and Grapeyard Ridge Trails (Sunday - New Date)
01/27/2024 Bird Mountain/Ross Gap Loop
01/24/2024 Wednesday Hike: [Revised] Rich Mountain Loop/Crooked Arm Ridge/Indian Grave Gap
01/20/2024 AT Work Trip
01/14/2024 Easy Hike: Alcoa Greenway (Sunday)
01/13/2024 Stinging Fork Falls Section of the Cumberland Trail
01/10/2024 Wednesday Hike: Rich Mountain Loop/Crooked Arm Ridge/Indian Grave Gap
01/06/2024 New Member Hike: Albright Grove
01/06/2024 Off Trail Hike: LeConte Creek - Louise Smith Legacy Hike
12/30/2023 Fort Dickerson
12/27/2023 Wednesday Hike: Rock Creek Gorge
12/23/2023 North Ridge Trail
12/20/2023 Wednesday Hike: Spicewood Trail to Mart Field or Chimney Top
12/16/2023 Middle Prong History Hike
12/09/2023 2023 Holiday Banquet
12/02/2023 Off Trail Hike: Hornet Treetop
12/02/2023 Off Trail Hike: Dudley Creek History Hike
11/30/2023 SMHC Centennial Beer Launch Party
11/29/2023 Wednesday Hike: Lakeshore Trail to Campsite 90
11/25/2023 Cumberland Trail from Sarvis Trailhead to Chimney Rock
11/18/2023 New Member Hike: Ijams and Environs
11/18/2023 Off Trail Hike: Panther Stairs
11/11/2023 Sampson Mountain Wilderness, Cherokee National Forest
11/08/2023 Wednesday Hike: North Old Mac, Chimney Top - Frozen Head State Park
11/04/2023 AT Work Trip
11/03/2023 Fontana Lake Clean Up Event
10/28/2023 Mount Cammerer via Chestnut Branch
10/25/2023 Wednesday Hike: Low Gap to Mount Cammerer
10/22/2023 Gibson Gap and Lewis Hollow Trails Cumberland Gap National Historic Park (Sunday)
10/18/2023 Wednesday Hike: Cumberland Trail-Devil’s Breakfast Table
10/07/2023 AT Work Trip
10/07/2023 Off Trail Hike: Fontana Lake and Forney Creek Float and Hike
09/30/2023 Hemphill Bald Loop
09/24/2023 Easy Hike: The Crag at Ijams (Sunday)
09/23/2023 Rich Mountain Loop to John Oliver Cabin
09/23/2023 Off Trail Hike: No-Name Ridge
09/20/2023 Wednesday Hike: Old Settlers Trail
09/16/2023 Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park
09/09/2023 AT Work Trip
09/06/2023 Wednesday Hike: Cooper Road and Hatcher Mountain
09/02/2023 Old Sugarlands, Twin Creeks, and Gatlinburg Loop
08/26/2023 AT-Fork Ridge and Deep Creek Trails
08/19/2023 Easy Hike: UT Arboretum
08/19/2023 Bullhead Trail to Mt. Le Conte, return via Rainbow Falls
08/16/2023 Wednesday Hike: Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flat Falls
08/12/2023 SMHC Annual Election Picnic 2023
08/05/2023 AT Work Trip
08/05/2023 Off Trail Hike: Deep Creek
08/02/2023 Wednesday Hike: Gabes Mountain Trail to Campsite 34
07/29/2023 New Member Hike: Big Creek to Walnut Bottoms
07/26/2023 Wednesday Hike: Little River-Sugarland Mountain Loop via Huskey Gap and Old Road Manway
07/22/2023 Yellow Creek Mountain Trail: Fontana to Tapoco
07/16/2023 Easy Hike: John Oliver Cabin via Rich Mountain Loop Trail (Sunday)
07/15/2023 Rocky Top
07/15/2023 Off Trail Hike: Sweat Heifer Creek
07/12/2023 Wednesday Hike: Rich Mountain Trail to Campsite 6
07/08/2023 AT Work Trip
07/01/2023 Charlies Bunion
06/24/2023 Carvers Gap to Yellow Mountain Gap, Roan Mountain
06/21/2023 Wednesday Hike: Curry Mountain Trail
06/17/2023 Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge
06/17/2023 Off Trail Hike: Huggins Creek
06/10/2023 South Citico Creek and Jeffery Hell Loop, Cherokee National Forest
06/07/2023 Wednesday Hike: Lumber Ridge Trail
06/04/2023 Easy Hike: Fittified Spring in Greenbrier (Sunday)
06/03/2023 National Trails Day
05/28/2023 Joint SMHC-CMC Memorial Day Hike - Gabes Mountain Trail (Sunday)
05/24/2023 Wednesday Hike: Sinking Creek Branch of the East Lakeshore Trail
05/20/2023 Goldmine Trail to Cane Creek Trail
05/13/2023 Lumber Ridge Trail
05/13/2023 Off Trail Hike: Foothills Parkway Right-of-Way from the Glades to Emerts Cove
05/10/2023 Wednesday Hike: Canal & Baker Hollow Branches of the East Lakeshore Trail
05/06/2023 Easy Hike: UT Aboretum
05/06/2023 AT Work Trip
05/06/2023 Off Trail Hike: Rocky Crag
04/29/2023 Little River Trail and Cucumber Gap Loop Hike
04/22/2023 Norris River Bluff Trail - New Member Hike
04/19/2023 Wednesday Hike: AT, Dry Sluice, Grassy Branch, Sweat Heifer Loop
04/15/2023 Wildflower Loop Hike at Frozen Head State Park
04/15/2023 Off Trail Hike: Wilson Falls
04/08/2023 Map Marker: Little Cataloochee Trail to Pretty Hollow Campsite 39
04/05/2023 Wednesday Hike: Ace Gap Trail to Campsite 3 on Beard Cane Trail
04/04/2023 Easy Hike: Norris Watershed (Tuesday)
04/01/2023 AT Work Trip
03/29/2023 Wednesday Hike: Bradley Fork to Cabin Flats
03/26/2023 Easy Hike: Middle Prong Trail in Tremont (Sunday)
03/25/2023 Laurel Snow State Natural Area
03/25/2023 Off and On Trail Hike: Crooked Arm Branch
03/18/2023 Abrams Falls from Cades Cove - New Member Hike
03/15/2023 Wednesday Hike: Cosby Connector Trails (Map Marker Hike)
03/11/2023 Elkmont Loop
03/04/2023 AT Work Trip
02/25/2023 Pogue Creek Canyon
02/25/2023 Off Trail Hike: The Catstairs
02/18/2023 Elkmont to Tremont or to Metcalf Bottoms
02/15/2023 Wednesday Hike: Mt. Cammerer from Davenport Gap via the AT
02/11/2023 East Tellico Lakeshore Trail, Sinking Creek and Lotterdale Branch
02/08/2023 Wednesday Hike: Pickett State Park Loop
02/04/2023 Will Skelton Greenway Walk
01/28/2023 Norris Dam State Park Lakeview Trail Loop
01/22/2023 Easy Hike: Ijams Nature Center (Sunday)
01/21/2023 Rich Mountain Loop
01/18/2023 Wednesday Hike: Curry Mountain Trail & Meigs Mountain Trail to Campsite #20
01/14/2023 New Member Hike: Abrams Falls from Cades Cove
01/12/2023 Virtual: Leave No Trace with Christine Hoyer
01/11/2023 Wednesday Hike: Big Creek Trail to Campsite #36
01/07/2023 Chestnut Top
01/07/2023 Off Trail Hike: Asbury Trail
12/21/2022 Spicewood Trail to Mart Field or Chimney Top
12/17/2022 Old Settlers Trail from Tyson McCarter Barn to Steiner Bell Manway
12/14/2022 Rich Mountain Loop, Crooked Arm Loop, Indian Grave Gap
12/11/2022 2022 Holiday Banquet
12/03/2022 Ijams Boardwalk and Quarries
11/30/2022 Wednesday Hike: Cooper Road to Little Bottoms Lollipop
11/26/2022 Lead Cove, Bote Mountain, Finley Cane Loop
11/19/2022 Mt. Sterling Loop
11/12/2022 Norris Watershed and Norris Dam State Park
11/12/2022 Off Trail Hike: Meigs Mountain
11/09/2022 Wednesday Hike: Mingus Creek Trail to Deeplow Gap Trail and Beyond
11/05/2022 Oak Ridge North Ridge Trail
11/04/2022 Fontana Lake Clean Up Event
10/30/2022 Easy Hike: Haw Ridge, Scenic East Side Trails along Melton Hill Lake (Sunday)
10/29/2022 Map Marker: Mt. Cammerer via Low Gap and Lower Mt Cammerer
10/29/2022 Off Trail Hike: Miner Stairs of Leadmine Ridge and Mount Cammerer
10/26/2022 Wednesday Hike: Low Gap to Mt. Cammerer Out and back
10/22/2022 Hemphill Bald Loop
10/15/2022 Needles Eye, Big South Fork (Out and Back)
10/08/2022 Map Marker: Hannah Mountain and Rabbit Creek Trails
10/05/2022 Wednesday Hike: Nemo Bridge to Breakaway Bluff and beyond, Cumberland Trail
10/01/2022 AT Work Trip
09/24/2022 AT Family Hike: Sugarland Mountain Trail to Indian Gap
09/23/2022 Easy Hike on UT Agriculture Campus
09/17/2022 Twin Arches at Big South Fork
09/17/2022 AT Work Trip
09/17/2022 Backpack from Cades Cove to Spence Field Shelter
09/14/2022 Wednesday Hike: Jakes Creek, Cucumber Gap, Little River, and CS 23 to Goshen Prong Trail
09/10/2022 Fontana Lake and Hazel Creek Paddle
09/07/2022 Wednesday Hike: Jakes Creek and Meigs Mountain Trails to CS 19
09/03/2022 Jackson Bend Branch of the East Lakeshore Trail
08/28/2022 Map Marker: Noland Creek and Lower Noland Divide Trails
08/27/2022 Easy Hike: UT Arboretum
08/24/2022 Wednesday Hike: Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Falls
08/20/2022 AT Work Trip
08/20/2022 Map Marker: Long Bunk and Little Cataloochee Trails
08/13/2022 SMHC Annual Election Picnic 2022
08/10/2022 Wednesday Hike: Gabes Mtn, Henwallow Falls and CS34
08/06/2022 Off Trail Hike: LeConte, Roaring Fork, Basin Spring
07/30/2022 Bald River Falls
07/23/2022 Map Marker: Welch Ridge-High Rocks-Bear Creek
07/20/2022 Wednesday Hike: Fighting Creek Gap-Elkmont Loop
07/16/2022 Thomas Divide Trail to Campsite 52
07/16/2022 Off Trail Hike: Drinkwater Pool
07/13/2022 Wednesday Hike: Rich Mountain
07/09/2022 AT Work Trip
07/02/2022 Forks of the River
06/25/2022 Clingmans Dome to Newfound Gap
06/22/2022 Wednesday Hike: Metcalf Bottoms, Little Brier Gap, Little Greenbrier and Laurel Falls Trails
06/18/2022 Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge
06/12/2022 Easy Hike: Lower Mt Cammerer Trail to Sutton Ridge Overlook
06/11/2022 Spicewood-Chimney Top Loop, Frozen Head State Park
06/11/2022 Off Trail Hike: Frowning Rock Prong
06/08/2022 Wednesday Hike: Lumber Ridge to Meigs Mountain to Campsite 19
05/29/2022 Fork Ridge and Noland Divide Trails with Carolina Mountain Club
05/25/2022 Wednesday Hike: Canal and Baker Hollow, East Lakeshore Trail
05/21/2022 Beech Gap to Bob’s Bald
05/14/2022 Ace Gap Trail
05/14/2022 Map Marker: Deep Creek
05/14/2022 Off Trail Hike: Kuwahi Scar and Rattler Branch
05/11/2022 Wednesday Hike: Sinking Creek, East Lakeshore Trail
05/07/2022 AT Work Trip
04/23/2022 Cosby and Big Creek Backpack
04/23/2022 Black Mountain to Ozone Falls
04/23/2022 Off Trail Hike: Bent Arm Manway
04/20/2022 Wednesday Hike: Shuckstack Mountain
04/16/2022 Panther Branch and Old North Mac Flower Hike
04/13/2022 Wednesday Hike: Ace Gap Trail to Beard Cane Trail to CS3
04/10/2022 Porters Creek
04/09/2022 Off Trail Hike: Courthouse Rock and Quilliam Cave
04/02/2022 AT Work Trip
03/30/2022 Wednesday Hike: Cumberland Trail - Hwy 68 to Black Mountain
03/26/2022 Easy Hike: UT Arboretum
03/26/2022 Rich Mountain Loop
03/26/2022 Off Trail Hike: Blindside Ridge
03/19/2022 Bradley Fork to Cabin Flats
03/16/2022 Wednesday Hike: Laurel Snow State Natural Area—Laurel Falls and Buzzard Point Overlook
03/12/2022 Chestnut Top
03/05/2022 AT Work Trip
03/05/2022 Off Trail Hike: Little Cataloochee
02/27/2022 Easy Hike: Gallaher Bend Greenway
02/26/2022 Abrams Falls from Abrams Creek Ranger Station
02/26/2022 Off Trail Hike: Old Settlers Trail via Big Copeland Creek
02/19/2022 New Member Hike: Rainbow Falls
02/12/2022 Mill Creek and Loyston Point at Norris Lake
02/12/2022 Off Trail Hike: Heintooga Bike & Hike
02/09/2022 Wednesday Hike: Lead Cove/Bote Mountain/Thunderhead
02/05/2022 Old Sugarlands/Twin Creeks/Gatlinburg Trails
02/02/2022 Wednesday Hike: Stinging Fork Falls Section of Cumberland Trail
01/29/2022 Tellico Lakeshore Trail
01/26/2022 Wednesday Hike: West Prong / Bote Mountain / Finley Cane / Lead Cove
01/22/2022 North Boundary Greenway
01/16/2022 Ijams Nature Center
01/15/2022 Little River – Cucumber Loop
01/12/2022 Wednesday Hike: Bird Mountain / Lookout Tower / South Old Mac Loop at Frozen Head State Park
01/08/2022 Alcoa Greenway
01/01/2022 Seven Islands State Birding Park
12/12/2021 House Mountain
12/11/2021 Easy Hike: Wheat Community and Black Burial Grounds
12/08/2021 Wednesday Hike: Frozen Head State Park: Spicewood Trail to Mart Field or Chimney Top
12/04/2021 Spence Field and Russell Field Loop
12/01/2021 Wednesday Hike: Rich Mountain Loop
11/27/2021 Norris Watershed and State Park
11/20/2021 Smokies History Hike
11/13/2021 Easy Hike: Lily Bluff Overlook of the Obed River and Boulder Field Trail
11/13/2021 Off Trail Hike: Panther Stairs
11/10/2021 Wednesday Hike: Lakeshore Trail to CS90
11/07/2021 AT Work Trip
11/03/2021 Wednesday Hike: Brushy Mountain
10/30/2021 Mount Cammerer
10/24/2021 Easy Hike: New Trails at Sharps Ridge Veterans Memorial Park
10/24/2021 Brushy Mountain
10/20/2021 Wednesday Hike: Lost Creek State Natural Area to Virgin Falls
10/16/2021 Shuckstack Fire Tower
10/16/2021 Off-Trail Hike: The Spire
10/09/2021 Fiery Gizzard Trail, South Cumberland State Park
10/06/2021 Wednesday Hike: Ramsey Cascades Out and Back
10/02/2021 AT Work Trip
09/25/2021 AT Family Hike: Davenport Gap and Shelter
09/25/2021 Mount LeConte
09/22/2021 Wednesday Hike: Elkmont Loop to CS23
09/18/2021 Off-Trail Hike: Wilson Falls
09/15/2021 Wednesday Hike: Mount LeConte
09/11/2021 AT Work Trip
09/05/2021 Easy Hike: Urban Wilderness Gateway and Baker Creek
09/04/2021 History Walk: Manhattan Project
08/28/2021 Clingmans Dome to Newfound Gap
08/21/2021 Easy Hike: Tennessee Arboretum
08/21/2021 Hemphill Bald
08/14/2021 SMHC Annual Election Picnic
08/11/2021 Wednesday Hike: Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Falls
08/08/2021 A.T. Vista Hike
08/07/2021 AT Work Trip
08/07/2021 Off-Trail Hike: The Gorges
08/04/2021 Wednesday Hike: Gabes Mountain Trail to Campsite 34
07/31/2021 Easy Hike: Little River Trail and Elkmont
07/31/2021 Charlies Bunion
07/28/2021 Wednesday Hike: Little River, Huskey Gap and Sugarland Mtn Trails
07/24/2021 Cumberland Trail to New River & Lick Creek Peak
07/24/2021 Off-Trail Hike: Steeltrap Falls
07/21/2021 Wednesday Hike: Rich Mtn, Indian Grave Gap, and Scott Mtn
07/17/2021 Knoxville Botanical Garden
07/10/2021 AT Work Trip
06/26/2021 Cataloochee Divide
06/19/2021 Gregory Bald via Long Hungry Ridge
06/12/2021 The Rocky Crag, Off-Trail Hike
06/12/2021 Roan Mountain Backpack
06/05/2021 National Trails Day Event
05/31/2021 Memorial Day joint SMHC/CMC hike: Kephart Prong to A.T. by two routes!
05/29/2021 Ramsey Cascade Hike
05/08/2021 Hike - Ace Gap
05/01/2021 AT Work Trip
04/24/2021 Hike - Black Mountain / Cumberland Trail
04/18/2021 Hike - White Oak Sink
04/17/2021 Hike - Frozen Head Wildflower Hike
For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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