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!

Remaining SMHC Outings and Events for July:

22-Sat: Max Patch to Roaring Fork Shelter
29-Sat: Mt. LeConte via Boulevard and

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

SMHC Outings and Events for August:

2 – Wed: Mingus Creek, Deeplow Gap, Cooper Creek Trails
5 – Sat: Appalachian Trail Maintenance
6 – Sun: Charlies Bunion
9 – Wed: Tennessee Gulf Trail, Martha Sundquist State Forest
12 – Sat: Breakneck Ridge To Three-Forks Off-Trail
19 – Sat: Election Picnic At Twin Creeks Pavilion
20 – Sun: Smoky Mountain Railroad Hike
26 – Sat: Spence Field And Rocky Top

Our August 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.