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    • 05/22/2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Cracker Barrell, 325 Fort Loudoun Medical Center Dr, Lenoir City, TN 37772
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    The hike will begin at the Canal Branch Trailhead. We will hike 4.5 miles south along Tellico Lake on the Canal & Baker Hollow Branches of the East Lakeshore Trail, have a rest & lunch, then return north on the same trails back to our vehicles at the trailhead. Bring a trail lunch & water. Rated moderately easy. Meet at the Lenoir City Cracker Barrel by 9 am. Drive 10 miles RT {@ $.07 = $.70}.

    Leader: Terry Nyenhuis

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

    • 05/25/2024

    A truly classic Smoky Mountain adventure that has been undertaken by the Club “officially” nine times since 1941 and well regarded with a mystique as the fortress heart of Greenbrier. The 1958 SMHC Handbook has an eloquent description of the vicinity: “The paths to the altar are virgin streams. The waters as wild as I, child of the mountain and cool as rain, the song of the mountains they sing and play o’er the mossy rocks on the steep, steep slopes pristine.” This rugged trail-less climb was standard fare for Charlie Klabunde, who ranks foremost among the Club’s all-time advocates for off-trail hiking and always in accord with Ernie Dickerman’s dictum, “If you’re on a trail, you’re not on a hike.” For many years Charlie Klabunde was the Club’s Search Team Coordinator. We will begin our ascent into this wild and woolly country by hopping up Laurel Branch, flanked with thickets of rhododendron and massive rock formations, until reaching its upper split and venturing boldly up the right fork. Approaching the fortress wall, we will be rewarded with a challenging climb up the slick tangles of the sheer rock escarpment and a liberating release to the mossy boulder fields of the upper mountain territory. There we will search for the skeletal frame remains of the Beechcraft Staggerwing airplane that has been scattered about the mountaintop since 1944. Our descent route entails a rhodo-dense spur ridge sometimes following a capricious bear trail that ebbs and flows without regard for the desires of human linearity; eventually finding a way to enchanting Kalanu Prong and its towering trees where we can intercept the well-worn False Gap Prong manway to ease us gently towards our exit. This will be a robust, strenuous hike of around six to seven miles depending on the vagaries of the route and the exploratory notions of the group. Bring a flashlight, canteen, and – if you want to play it safe – food for a week. Rated very difficult.

    Leaders: Kindel Page and Todd Long

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

    • 05/25/2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • End of Tremont Road, GSMNP
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    We will hike on the Middle Prong Trail (an old railway line) up to the manway that cuts over to Indian Flats Falls. Along the way we will see a cascade and an old car in the woods. Around the 4-mile mark we will follow a switchback over to Indian Flats to see the waterfall. The hike is 7.8 miles round trip. Hike rated moderate. Carpool from Kroger, 244 S Hall Road, Alcoa. Park on the side near KARM. Be ready to leave at 8:00 a.m. drive 52 miles round trip. At $0.07/ mile = $3.64 cash to the driver (O.K. to round to $4). Or meet at 9:00 at the top of the gravel road above Tremont. The leaders will be at the trailhead. To get there, turn right at the Wye then left on the Tremont Road and follow it to the end.

    Leader: Steve Dunkin

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

    • 06/01/2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • Sugarlands Visitors Center, Gatlinburg, GSMNP

    Join us on Saturday, June 1, as we celebrate our club’s 27th National Trails Day event on sections of the Appalachian Trail in the National Park! 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 will gather that morning at 7AM the Sugarlands Visitor Center to meet up with crew leaders and travel to sections where they will do various maintenance activities on the trail, tailored to their abilities. At the end of the workday, volunteers will receive a commemorative t-shirt and enjoy a picnic, a crew-leader bragging session, and a raffle for door prizes. Come join the fun! For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the National Trails Day registration page. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 15.

    • 06/05/2024
    • 8:45 AM
    • Meigs Mountain Trailhead, Tremont Road, GSMNP
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    We will hike 8 miles round trip. The elevation for the first part of the hike is 1,200 feet to the ridge with a 2.4-mile ascent. Then you go downhill about 200 feet for around 1.6 miles. It’s a hardwood forest. The trail ends at Buckhorn Gap where it intersects the Meigs Mountain trail and Meigs Creek Trail. This trail is rated moderate. Meet at Kroger 244 S. Hall Road Alcoa at 8:00 am or the trail head at 8:45 am. Carpool 46 miles roundtrip at 7 cents/miles = $3.22 to the driver.

    Leader: Thomas Welch

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

    • 06/08/2024

    After hiking four trail miles to Ramsey Cascades, we’ll follow a route beyond the top of this 80’ cascade and continue upstream (in the river, ankle to waist-deep) about a half-mile to another large, cascade called Buck Fork Cascade by Harvey Broome. We’ll continue about another half-mile to Broome’s Drinkwater Pool, then return via the same route. (See Broome’s entries for 7/7/55 and 7/7/57 in Out Under the Sky….) Wear waterproof boots & gaiters to keep feet dry, or wear mesh boots and settle for wet feet, or do both. To register for this hike (and to get meeting place and time), email hike leader. Total trip: 8 trail miles and 2 off-trail (river) miles, 8 hours. Strenuous. Drive 90 miles RT.

    Leader: Greg Hoover

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

    • 06/08/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Walmart, 2410 Hwy 411, Maryville, TN 37801
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    This amazing loop hike that explores the heart of the the Slickrock/Joyce Kilmer Wilderness area, begins and ends at Big Fat Gap. The club first began hiking this area in 1957 and was active in promoting the Slickrock area to Wilderness designation 50 years ago. The hike route heads downhill along Big Fat Branch trail to the upper portion of Slickrock Creek trail. The trail follows the creek upstream as it climbs steadily to the headwaters followed by a strenuous climb to the top of Haoe Lead Mountain. We turn left on the Haoe Lead trail and hike a few miles over to the Hangover Lead Trail. After a short side trip up to enjoy the amazing view at The Hangover, we continue on Hangover Lead back to Big Fat Gap.

    Hike 11 miles RT with 3300 ft elevation gain. Rated difficult due to many creek crossings, overgrown trails and elevation gain. Water crossing shoes and hiking poles could be quite helpful. If the creek is too high we may retrace our steps to Big Fat Gap and hike over to Hangover and back. Carpool from South Maryville Walmart. Meet by 8:00 am. Drive 95 miles round trip. At $0.07/mile = $6.65 (suggest round to $7.00).

    Leader: Tim Bigelow

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

    • 06/15/2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Greenbrier - 1st Parking Area, US 321 East Parkway, Gatlinburg
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    As a prelude to the July 6 Centennial Service Project at the hiking club cabin, on this hike we will visit some of the other cabin sites in this area where logs and other materials were salvaged to build the Cabin in the Brier. Hike around 4 miles. Meet at the first parking area in Greenbrier, on the right just off HWY 321 at the Greenbrier entrance to the park, at 10:00 am to carpool to the Porters Creek trailhead.

    Leader: Ed Fleming

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

    • 06/16/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Gregory Ridge Trailhead, Cades Cove, GSMNP
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    Qualifying Centennial Challenge Hike

    It is mid-June and, hopefully, the azaleas will be in full bloom on Gregory Bald as they were for visiting dignitaries from Washington when the park was being considered. We will hike up the Gregory Ridge trail to the junction with the Gregory Bald trail and up to the bald. Once there we will spend some time enjoying the colorful azaleas and the views from the bald then return the way we came. The hike is 10.6 miles round trip with a climb of just under 3000 ft. Rated difficult. The bald is a popular spot and parking at the trailhead is limited, so we will start early in the day. Carpool from Kroger, 244 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. Park on the Side near KARM. Be ready to leave at 6:30 A.M. drive 72 miles round trip. $0.07/mile = $5.00 cash to driver. Alternatively, meet at trail head at 8:00 A.M. The leader will be at the trailhead.

    Leader: Neil Snepp

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

    • 06/19/2024
    • 8:45 AM
    • Curry Mountain Trailhead, Little River Road, GSMNP
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    We will hike round trip 6.6 miles with a climb of 1,500 feet to the junction at Meigs Mountain Trail. Look for patches of crested dwarf iris during the hike, This trail is rated moderate. Meet at Kroger 244 S. Hall Road, Alcoa at 8:00 am or the trail head at 8:45 am. Park in Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area. Carpool 52 miles roundtrip at 7 cents/mile = $3.64 to the driver.

    Leader: Thomas Welch

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

    • 06/23/2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • Newton Bald Trailhead, US 441, GSMNP
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    On a long summer day, we will explore the Thomas Divide Trail on the North Carolina side of the Smokies. This high-altitude summer hike starts at the trailhead where the elevation is 4650 ft. From there, we walk up, climb up and down and stop at Campsite #52 for lunch. Return the same way. Hike: 10.2 miles total, elevation gain ~2,050 ft., rated moderate to difficult. Meet at Cracker Barrel off I-40 at Exit 398 (1510 Cracker Barrel Lane, parking lot, southeast corner), 7:00am, or at 8:30am at the lower terminus of the Newton Bald trail. From there, we will take a few cars to the Thomas Divide Trail pullout parking on US 441, 8:30am. [Drive 104 miles RT @ 7¢/mile=$7.30].

    Leader: Brian Worley

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

    • 06/29/2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Old Mac Trailhead, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN 37887
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    We will start this leg-burner loop on the South Old Mac Trail and climb over 2000' through a lovely hardwood forest to the observation tower which stands at 3324'. Our return will be down the North Old Mac Trail. The tower allows for unobstructed views of East Tennessee's three main features: the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Valley, and across the valley to the Smoky Mountains. Hike distance is 8 miles, rated moderate-to-difficult due to elevation gain. Meet at Books-A-Million, 310 South Illinois Avenue, at 8:30 AM to carpool, or the Old Mac trailhead parking lot at 9 AM. Payment (cash only) to driver: 50 miles x 0.07=$3.50.

    Leaders: Cindy Spangler

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

    • 07/06/2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Greenbrier Entrance, US 321 East Parkway, Gatlinburg
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    “Gather friends and listen to a story. ‘Tis the simple tale of a simple, strong and kindly folk. Many moons ago, thru main-strength awkwardness, they built the Cabin-in-the-Brier. Their exertions made them very happy, and the cabin they built has been a source of pleasure to all who have come after them.”
    - 1942 SMHC Handbook

    Here’s an opportunity to “keep ‘em happy” by having a “house cleaning.” We’ll do some yard work and floor sweeping, and we will remove graffiti from the log chinking. We will install a nice, new sign proclaiming, “Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Cabin.” During a break from our exertions, we can learn about the history of the cabin and how it has been enjoyed by club members. Celebrate with a “Wahee! Wahoo! that’ll make the natives sit up and rub their eyes.”

    Hike 1 easy mile. Bring lunch and work gloves. Tools provided. Meet at the first parking area on Greenbrier Rd (just off US 321 East Parkway) at 9:00 AM, ready to fill as few vehicles as possible, due to limited parking at the trailhead.

    Leaders: Philip Royer & Ed Fleming
    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 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

05/19/2024 Twentymile to Shuckstack (Sunday)
05/18/2024 Little River Trail Backpack to Campsite 30 (Saturday and Sunday)
05/11/2024 SMHC Centennial Fish Fry and Square Dance
05/10/2024 AT Work Trip - Konnarock Trail Crew
05/08/2024 Wednesday Hike: East Lakeshore Trail-Sinking Creek Branch
05/05/2024 The Road to Nowhere Loop Conservation History Hike (Sunday)
05/04/2024 North Boundary Greenway-West End of Oak Ridge
05/04/2024 AT Work Trip
04/27/2024 Bradley Fork to Cabin Flats—Wildflower Hike
04/20/2024 Panther Branch/North Old Mac Flower Hike
04/20/2024 AT Trail Maintenance Backpack
04/17/2024 Wednesday Hike: Alum Cave Trail to Mt. LeConte/Cliff Top
04/14/2024 Off Trail Hike: Bent Arm Manway - Leroy Fox Legacy Hike
04/13/2024 Victor Ashe Park
04/10/2024 Wednesday Hike: Rich Mountain-Crooked Arm Loop
04/07/2024 Abrams Falls via Abrams Ranger Station (Sunday)
04/06/2024 AT Work Trip
03/30/2024 Cumberland Gap: White Rocks and Sand Cave
03/30/2024 Off Trail Hike: Mount Winnesoka via Big and Little Dudley Creeks - Ernie Dickerman Legacy Hike
03/23/2024 Alum Cave Trail to Mt. Le Conte
03/20/2024 Wednesday Hike: Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge Trail
03/16/2024 Chestnut Top Trail
03/13/2024 Wednesday Hike: Rainbow Falls to Mount LeConte
03/09/2024 Easy Hike: UT Arboretum
03/09/2024 Lost Creek State Natural Area to Virgin Falls
03/02/2024 AT Work Trip
02/24/2024 Big Ridge State Park - Sharps Station
02/24/2024 Off Trail Hike: Greencamp Manway - Ken and Helen Warren Legacy Hike
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

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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