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Hiking Club

Centennial Celebration in 2024

In October of 1924, 20 hikers, under the auspices of the Knoxville YMCA, climbed to Mt LeConte for an overnight stay, and conceived the idea of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. Our organization has grown and thrived, now for 100 years, and we will honor SMHC throughout 2024!

SMHC invites you to celebrate 100 years of hiking, fellowship, volunteerism, and conservation within our Great Smoky Mountains and beyond.

We will host several special events throughout the year, including a variety of commemorative hikes, social gatherings and service projects, as well as centennial merchandise and even our very own locally brewed beer!

Visit the links below or in the menu to learn more about how you can celebrate with us.

Centennial Challenge Hikes

Legacy Hikes

Conservation History Hikes

Fish Fry and Square Dance

Messer Cabin Service Project

Centennial Celebration Banquet

Other Ways to Celebrate Throughout the Year

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

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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